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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Great Fictional book intertwined with some education

All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki
All Over Creation

By: Ruth Ozeki

Genre:  Adult fiction

Pages: 432

Published: 2004

Read: January

4 out of 5

I really enjoyed this book - mostly because it has a little of everything in it. The story takes place in a small rural farming community and deals with controversial food issues, such as GMO's, and other gardening hot topics, such as  seed saving and agri-business. This is all surrounding an entire different story about family, friends, and lovers. The very unique genuine characters will make you laugh, cry and smile. I love books in which the story is told by different individuals, however Ozeki changed point-of-view so often and included almost too many voices sometimes it took me a paragraph or two to decipher the character telling the story. Also, I found the ending way too predictable but I still highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more of Ozeki soon. BEWARE: It is a great gardening/environmental fiction story, but it also has A LOT of sex!!

I was surprised that Ozeki didn't include a list of references or further resources for the readers. Even though a work of fiction, I felt it was clear which side of the fence she is on.

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