Cory Van Horn's Reviews > The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
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Dec 27, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: general-reading

I was really excited about reading this book because of the positive reviews it received. I'm sad to say it was very disappointing. I found the author's writing style to be too surface level. There were several occasions when I was left wanting to know more. She should have dug a bit deeper to reveal her true feelings about various experiences. It would have made for a much more interesting story.
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amaya Same here, mate. I like the syntax, but the substance is lacking; I feel like I must be missing something when I see the other reviews here!

Linda From the first 70+ pages I thought the book was promising. Then, the writing style changed to tell the story about the farm. I've been to the Essex area and was eager to learn what life would be like on a daily basis.

I was also surprised that a vegetarian could change so quickly after eating fresh sausage meat. The vegetarians I know wouldn't even attempt to try the meat, knowing which pig this came from, being near the pig....

message 3: by Jo (new) - rated it 2 stars

Jo yes, that's it .... dug deeper .

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