Science: Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

It’s my first nonfiction book of the year!

Gulp is a compilation of articles pertaining to the alimentary canal or, better known as, the digestive system – from chewing, to swallowing to other weird things like eating internal organs and eating backward. It is definitely a very intellectually stimulating book because you get to discover trivial stuff about your body.

However, I feel like some articles become word vomit and they immediately transfer to one thought process to another. You get a feeling that some of the stories weren’t even finished and then here comes another one.

Mary Roach was supposed to be a funny writer. It does show in the book sometimes. But you are also plagued with a lot of information that you forget to notice the humor she was supposed to be giving you.


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