Jonathan Safran-Foer’s novels are complicated and intense (Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), and can be difficult to get through. He’s a great writer, but my favorite piece by him which is a little easier to get through is Eating Animals; a non-fiction exploration into the culture of eating animals. It covers anything from health benefits (or lack of), to organic farms, and different cultures throughout the world who eat, or don’t eat, animals.
The only drawback to the book is that many times it emphasizes negative aspects of eating meat and promotes vegetarianism, but doesn’t really touch enough on how animal products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, ect. can have the same negative effects.
It’s a really interesting book, and if you’d like to know a little bit more about what you’re eating, we would definitely recommend it. Plus, the typography on the cover is awesome.