RaveNew City Lit\"There are books, though, that break all of that apart and shove you to put everything you’ve thought about reviewing a book aside and just attempt to communicate what the book has done to you. The Lost Book of Adana Moreau is an absolutely stunning piece of work, and it is the best book you’ll read this year.\
PositiveBooklist OnlineBritish environmental-activist Lynas reconsiders the global controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs). He was not only against GMOs in the past but he was also one its most aggressive opponents. He would go on midnight missions to destroy crops that cultivated GMOs and disguise himself to gain entry into secure corporate facilities. Those days are over ... Lynas may have been brash and insistent in the past, but here, he is deliberate, thoughtful, and committed to setting the record straight regarding GMOs and how they help farmers, especially in developing countries.
RaveChicago TribuneMoshfegh, author of Eileen and Homesick for Another World, brilliantly creates a foil for her narrator. The remarkable thing is that they’re the same person. And this is part of her point, really ... Moshfegh’s most beautiful writing in the novel might come when the narrator reflects lovingly, in a 257-word sentence, on the same mother who used to crush up and dissolve Valium in her daughter’s baby bottle.
RaveBooklistReaders who loved Dave Eggers’ dystopian novel, The Circle, will recognize similarities in what Foer explores here. The difference is that Foer is warning America that the growing nightmare is real, and that it’s happening in ways few are cognizant of. This is a splash of ice-cold water, a fierce call to action, and a great read.