This is one of my colleagues’ favourite books and as it only has 525 ratings on Goodreads, I though it’d be a great start to the #UnderHypedReads readathon!
This is an interesting non-fiction tale about a Masters student who decides to make a toaster from scratch. Part travel writing, part scientific study and part environmental essay, this book discussed important themes such as the environmental damage of our consumer culture and the effects of this on the price of goods.
Although I was expecting more about the science behind this project, I found Thomas’ rationale behind the experiment to be important and believable. There was an element of humour throughout as the author has a very dry sense of humour and isn’t afraid to laugh at his own mistakes.
Overall this was a short and enjoyable read with plenty of pictures and food for though.
3 out of 5 stars!