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But I'm not an American!!,
This review is from: An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies (Paperback)
I bought this book based on the stellar review in the Economist.
Well I was mislead. This is a book entirely for and about Americans. And even at that it isn't particularly good.
The author will wax rhapsodic about suburban strip mall ethnic cuisine, prohibition and the decline of American dining and how to find the best BBQ. I stuck through it for a good while but eventually the mind numbing parochialism of the book just wore me down.
Also the economic aspects of the book are presented as they would be for a 14 year old child. Simplistic and obvious.
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Initial post: 28 Aug 2013 03:07:51 BDT
Thank you, thank you, thank you for loading this review so promptly. I too have fallen prey to glowing reveiws in the Economist for disappointing books. Too often and yet here I was about to do so again. Your prompt review has saved me from assured regret.
I vaguely remember but am not certain that I once read in Private Eye that The Economist reviews can sometimes be biased.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2013 09:23:38 BDT
Miran Ali says:
Well it would've been either in Private Eye or the Guardian.
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