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User Review  - JaredOrlando - LibraryThing

I picked up and put down Pollan's Botany of Desire many times. It wasn't because it wasn't filled to the brim with interesting information, or that it was in any way tiresome of boring. The book ... Read full review

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

Pollan's take on apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes. A good mix of history, reporting, and personal experience as he explores humanity's relationship with plants (using these four to elucidate ... Read full review

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Good writing style, but it got old after the first two chapters. It was a bit sing-songy when straight prose would have sufficed.
The concept of the novel is fantastic, though I had a hard time
ascribing agency to a plant. The question could be, of course, how much agency do we have in our own evolution? 

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