The high concepts were interesting but the author tried too hard to be unique. His efforts to be unlike any other story made it tedious. Overall the story was just a random assemblage of vaguely related stories that really went nowhere.
When this book was over I felt like it was not complete. This is definitely a first book, not a standalone. Now if only I cared enough to read another one.
For the most part the book was very informative and I like Dr. Oz. However, on more than one instance they mentioned acupuncture hinting that it had benefits as a medical treatment. There was no mention that it was an unproven pseudo-science that only works as a placebo effect.
I found Salt to be an incredibly fascinating book. The impact of such a simple thing as salt on social, economic, and political development throughout the history of human kind is just amazing.
I am looking forward to other books by Mark Kurlansky.
Also, Scott Brick's reading is wonderful. He has a great voice that I have enjoyed on other titles.
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