Book 393: Bottlemania

This book is not just about bottled water. It’s about the corporate privatization of water, the battle between bottles and the tap, and how it is that bottled water companies managed to convince people that their product is something which needs to be purchased. Bottled water has become almost a status symbol, even with the […]

Book 389: Spook

When Stiff came out, I loved it instantly, so I got very excited about Spook, and was very disappointed when I first read it. Alas, that disappointment has not faded. This book is simply not as good, and I’m not quite sure why that is, because it’s a probe into what happens in the afterlife, […]

Book 387: Snow

This book was recommended by F, who has made some other very good book recommendations, so I was pretty excited when the library had a copy in, thereby sparing me the seemingly endless wait for a copy from another branch. Alas, I didn’t think to check the book before I left with it, and, as […]

Book 386: Stuffed

This book was, uhm, not as interesting as I thought it would be. I was under the impression that it would be about a New York restaurant dynasty, and I thought that would be neat to read about. But, as it turned out, it was a loosely connected series of very short vignettes, some of […]