Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

October 2002

With its talk of franchises that spread across America like a "self-replicating virus", this book is tying in rather nicely with the not-so-futuristic "franchulate" scenario presented in the last book I read, Snow Crash. I haven't gotten to the really bleak stuff yet (the laboratory-produced tastes and smells, the meatpacking industry), but by the time I do, I will probably be well and truly put off the idea of stepping foot in a McDonald's ever again. Which is not a bad thing.

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