Nika Lomachevska Lomachevska itibaren Umkomaas, Güney Afrika
This is typical Palhanuk, being his usual bizarre self. He covers lots of subjects in this one: Wiccan/witchcraft, extreme vegaism, the negative effects of humanity on the enviroment in general, ghosts, etc. It's probably not my favorite of his, but it was a quick read that I enjoyed well enough. He makes statemens in it, though it is hard to tell if he believes them himself, or just thinks they make good "copy". If you like his work, you'll like this too, though it isn't one of his more memorable works, I don't think.
This book really did a number on me at the grocery store forever more. I cannot hardly let myself buy any produce anymore! For a long time, I didn't buy boxed crackers but I finally cracked on that one. I was giddy when my town's farmers market started up in May so I could have a salad again. The stand I bought my first lettuce at was wondering what was wrong with me when I told him it was going to be my first salad since the fall. He said, "Why?! Where do you live?" and I told him where and he said, "There are year-round farmers markets around here you know!" I did know that but I was trying to be loyal to my new town I guess. Okay I'm rambling but the point is the book really got to me and is still affecting my shopping habits. I realized how much a few months ago at the store with my son when he spied a tower of artichokes and said, "Oh Mama, can we please get these? Are they local?" and the other moms were looking at me funny. (PS. I bought the artichokes. They weren't local.)
one of the 'best" books i have read.