Sunday, 22 February 2009
I AM READING....
The History Of The People-Eaters
by Daniel Korn,
This book accompanies a Channel 4 television series of the same name which I haven't seen, but am now going to look out for as I'm fascinated by the written version.
Simply written and laid out in chronological order, from earliest times to modern day, Cannibal charts the social implications of humans eating humans, the traditional , religious and plain "just for fun" aspects. It manages to be informative without patronising folk who may already have some knowledge of the subject, and it explores this taboo of people eating thoroughly and candidly without undue lack of sensitivity.
If you are as fascinated as I am with this trait of human nature, along with all things criminal and taboo, you'll enjoy reading "Cannibal."