This is a book that could not have been written post 9/11. The access Ronson had to these extremists is amazing. In today's world he would likely have been picked up by Homeland Security or the TSA at some point. Well worth the read.
Reading his own work Jon Ronson brings his quirky personality to life through his performance. I feel strongly that non-fiction authors should read their own work wherever possible and Ronson delivers in spades.
Mary Roach has an unorthodox style more conversational than your typical science writer. She transports you to the locals of her research as if you are siting back with a friend and reliving their personal experiences an investigative journalist. A fantastic book many tid-bits about cadavers are likely to stick with me until I leave my own cadaver.
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