Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach

DNF @ 34%.


I looked at my current reads this morning and just cannot bear the thought of spending more time on a book I evidently don't enjoy when there are so many awesome reads to be gotten into.


Gulp was not the book I expected, even tho I had no idea what to expect. Maybe I had my hopes set on something that would be a bit more serious about the science of the alimentary canal than Roach evidently is prepared to offer up. 


Not that I needed a phd thesis or a text book, but I know that even a light(er)-hearted exploration of the topic can be done better. A LOT better.


I previously voiced my doubts about the lack of referencing, the book did not improve for me from that point. If anything, Roaches jumping from idea to idea without really exploring any of them in any depth just grated on me more, as did the - to me - irrelevant descriptions of choice of clothes of the people she interviewed.


I need more. Much more.