Pollan has really done a good job of showing the average person what our food system has become, and what some of the alternatives are. His writing is very accessible and often humorous as well. It’s not your typical beach reading, but it worked for me, and I sped through it without even realizing how quickly it went by!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I like other kinds of supernatural things, not just vampires. But, when I’m expecting a vampire story, why do I then have to read through almost 400 pages with very few mentions of vampires, not to mention having to learn a whole new set of supporting characters?