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Hard to put down...,
This review is from: Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the World (Hardcover)
This book should make concerned readers not only in America but across the world. The style of writing by Schlosser does not go out to shock but the sheer enormity of the subject matter makes truly shocking. The chapters are well thought out and give an informed view and interesting spin with each sub-chapter. I gained a real sense of the pioneer spirit that has been seen as 'The American Way' throughout the book that has become 'bastardised' into corporate, feudal power.
I have not eaten in a fast food restaurant since reading this book and never intend to return to one. I am truly feel sorry for the people of Amercia as this book is more a damning insight into the corrupt practices of their successive governments motivated by personal greed and power rather than caring for the American people. The paperback I have read gives some extra chapters that give some balance to the sometimes 'anti-republican' feel of the book. Schlosser does not single out any one fast food chain as part of his objective balance within the book too.
I hope that a simliar in-depth look into the practices of the British government will shed any condemenbale practices they may be using...
Bravo, Eric Schlosser...excellent reading that is truly McHorrifying.