22 April 2011

Unfamiliar Fishes

I normally enjoy Sarah Vowell very much. There's this mixture of warmth and snark and love of learning and geeky New Yorkerness that I really like. Saying that, i didn't enjoy her latest, Unfamiliar Fishes, as much as previous books. Essentially about the role New England Christians played in the colonization of Hawaii, it is just so sad that i didn't want to keep reading. Vowell still pulls out all the cool weird bits of knowledge and history but i got so angry with the New Englanders and their religion it was a hard book for me to read. Religion ruins so much. I am giving it a 4 mainly because people tick me off i guess. Start with Assassination Vacation or Take the Cannoli if you haven't read her before.

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