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The Road to Wellville by T.C. Boyle
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Aug 22, 2009

really liked it
Read in August, 2009

Just finished this comic masterpiece from TC Boyle, one of my favorite American writers. This time out, Boyle focuses on turn of the century American health nuts, centering on the Sanitarium run by John Harvey Kellogg in Battle Creek, MI. Although the main characters are largely whiny, arrogant, or otherwise unlikeable, Boyle (as he always does) finds the humanity behind the characters, which is one of the things that makes his novels so enjoyable.

If the concept of multiple daily enemas makes you squeamish, avoid this book like, well, an enema. Otherwise, I highly recommend it!

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