Overall opinion and recommendation?

Discuss the March 2016 Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin.

(Note, Carrie Rubin's previous book The Seneca Scourge was book of the month in December 2012. :) )
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Re: Overall opinion and recommendation?

Post by k8gladstone » 25 Mar 2016, 16:27

I wasn't a huge fan of the book honestly. I did like the authors' writing style, but the book was rather slow paced and I didn't find the characters very intriguing. I liked the message the book had about the obesity epidemic and I found it interesting how Darwin struggled with his own mission when he saw people trying to better themselves but I had to force my way through this novel

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Post by jhollan2 » 25 Mar 2016, 17:42

I wasn't expecting to like this book, but it was actually really interesting. It was well written and it kept me guessing until the end. I liked that there were so many possibilities for who Darwin could be, and the way it covered all the bases when it came to eating disorders, from anorexic tendencies to over-exercise to eating for comfort. It covered all the bases for me as it actually provided accurate information about the obesity epidemic and our society's relationship with food, was an interesting fast-paced thriller, and explored cultural identity. The theme of parenting was also interesting in the way Rubin contrasted multiple different parenting styles and what influenced them, showing how it impacted on their children.

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