I really liked this book. Eric Slosser always brings an interesting point of view to a topic. I found myslelf questioning my notions on drugs and immigration.
My only negative is Mr. Slosser's voice. I found it a little drab and boring. The subject matter made up for that, but it was a little ditracting in the beginning.
I bought this book with hig expectations. I was very impressed with the previous book by this author "Fast Food Nation" . I found this book a little too tedious and lengthy. I think an abriged version of this book might be a better "read". But, the biggest letdown was the narration. The narator of Fast Food Nation was very good, he kept the listner engaged with his enthusiatic style. Eric the author himself narrates this book and I found him very monotonous and boring.
This is the first book I've ever stopped listening to out of boredom and I've been a member for years. It's not that the author doesn't have points to make. It's that he takes so long to make them, and they hardly qualify as revelations.
Skip this title.
Say something about yourself!
This book is very very very very repetitive. You will here the same ideas and same examples multiple times. Don't bother.
Well researched with lots of facts, but read with dejection like a monotonous shopping list.
If insipid droning is your kind of thing, I strongly recommend this book.
Reefer Madness is fatalistic but in a very unique, unexciting kind of way.
A slanted shallow one sided view of the drug problem. It appears the author has had a little too much of the "reefer" he writes about. The premise of a tremendous underground economy is believeable. His stories of all the poor persecuted marijuana growers is too much too stomach. Stay away from this.
Eric's book dynamically portrays the reality of how food in modern day America is produced and challenges us to make conscious food choices for a saner planet. A must read!