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All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki

All Over Creation Ruth OzekiI really enjoyed Ruth Ozeki’s third novel A Tale for the Time Being which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and her debut My Year of Meats. Almost two years later, I finally got round to reading her second novel ‘All Over Creation’. Japanese-American Yumi Fuller (or Yummy as most of the characters call her) returns to Liberty Falls, Idaho for the first time since she ran away from home as a fourteen-year-old in 1974. Her elderly parents run a business selling seeds having retired from potato farming several years ago and a group of eco-activists who call themselves the Seeds of Revolution have descended on their home. Meanwhile, her former teacher Elliot Rhodes is now working as a public relations manager for a company producing genetically modified Nu-Life potatoes which the Fuller’s neighbours are using on their farm.  Continue reading


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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating AnimalsSome of you may remember that one of the few books I never finished was ‘Everything is Illuminated’ by Jonathan Safran Foer.  I gave up after about 60 pages when I realised that I could neither appreciate nor even understand what on earth was going on.  Happily, ‘Eating Animals’, a non-fiction work by the same author about, well, eating animals, is infinitely more readable despite its rather gruesome content. Continue reading


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