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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

The Omnivore's Dilemma - Scott Brick, Michael Pollan Although often interesting, the poor organization and writing detracted from this book's overall appeal and success. This ambitious volume reads like several books jammed together rather than the interweaving of several narratives. I'd have preferred to read it as perhaps 3 companion volumes intended for simultaneous or sequential reading. In addition to the writing issues, in too many places Pollan's lack of specialized knowledge or expertise lead him to make inaccurate, overgeneralized, or contradictory pronouncements.