Review: Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

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ffn Reviewed by Rachel

Fast Food Nation, a journalistic exploration into fast food – or what author Eric Schlosser terms the “dark side of the all-american meal” – turned 13 this year… and its age is showing. There’s no doubt in my mind that the book was a first of its kind, or that the information about which Schlosser writes is interesting (because it is), but the way in which Schlosser presents his argument is lacking and weakens the entire narrative as a whole.

I went into this book with almost no expectations, and the only real information I knew about the story was that I owned a copy – which means I’d had enough interest to purchase the book rather than just read it – and it was shorter than most of my other unread non-fiction – which promised a relatively short read. With that said, I found the…

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