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Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman
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Jun 13, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: 2009
Read in June, 2009

This audiobook comes off as a manifesto from a pair of angry, foul-mouthed, animal-activist, vegans. They are pissed at the whole meat industry for being what they are and try to scare the listener away from anything to do with meat in all its permutations by giving graphic examples of animal treatment.

As if that isn’t enough, when there is a lack of cognitive thought process, they resort to foul-mouthed named calling which is really just a half-step up from knuckle dragging. The only thing clear and concise about this diatribe called skinny bastard is that the authors must be under-educated twig-eaters who will probably die an undernourished early death. They are a good example of why moderation in all things must be key. An extreme, such as theirs, is nothing to emulate.
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message 3: by Gary (new) - added it

Gary You first paragraph actually sounds like a ringing endorsement to me. I'm adding it to my to-read list now.

Donald You know what they say about one man's trash...

I am certain I took something from the experience of listening to this one as an audiobook, even if it is only a character study of an angry vegan. If I ever feel the need for one in a story, I'm quite sure I could nail it—or her—down.

Happy trails,

message 1: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne The name calling is a gimmick to get people interested in reading their book so they could share ideas they are very passionate about. Thankfully you were able to see that because you are so intelligent.

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