The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood is a wonderful book. As some of you may know, I am a very big fan of Ms. Atwood's and this book did not disappoint. In fact, I spent an entire day reading it because I could not put it down.
Unlike some of Atwood's more well-known books, The Robber Bride does not contain any of the sci-fi that some might expect. This is a more traditional, or at least as traditional as Atwood can get with her standout style, fiction tale. Without giving too much away, the book is about a woman who carves her way through men without much thought. It is told through the eyes of three of her female casualties in a way that has Atwood's signature ebb and flow through time and characters in a way that keeps your attention until the very end. I would suggest this book to anyone that loves a good mystery.
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan is good even if you usually get drained by nonfiction. However, if you are the kind of person that needs to be ignorant to the problems with today's consumption of food, this is not the book for you.
Throughout this book, Pollan constantly leaves you wanting to join the slow food movement while at the same time not making himself seem to righteous to take in. Although there is plenty of problems with today's food systems pointed out within the book, you still read it with a spark of hope. Pollan has done a great job of offering solutions to the problems that are presented within this book. After you are done reading this, you will feel not only more powerful when choosing what you eat but also more knowledgeable about corn and grass than you ever thought was necessary and yet, you will love it!
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