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Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Do&hellip by Eric Schlosser
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revealing stuff, 28 Aug 2002
This book not only gives you a clear breakdown of what exactly you're eating when tucking into a Big Mac meal. It also highlights issues that you never usually stop to think about. Some of these include how badly the cattle that provide the meat is treated, the disease factor and the manipulative advertising that these fast food companies bombard us and more to the point our children with. But the most shocking aspect is the attitude of bosses towards their staff in the abetoires. The way people get treated in those places is horrendous and I was shocked to read some of the practises that have taken place inside them...This book is a real eye opener and could be applied to all of the… Read more
Invitation to a Beheading (Penguin Modern Classics&hellip by Vladimir Nabokov
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 4 Aug 2002
Nabokovs writing is exquisite. His words roll off the page like skies on a never-ending slope, encouraging and inticing readers not to put a book down.
This novel concerntrates on the depressions of a convicted criminal sentenced to death by decapitation for reasons not disclosed and takes place from the time he is sentenced to 3 weeks later when the penalty is (or isn't?) carried out. You get a real feel for Cincinnatus' helplesness when nobody will answer him a simple and straight question and when all the characters about him are just flippant and overbearingly unconcerned with the situation he is in. Some of the blunt dialogue made me laugh out loud. The author delves deep into the… Read more