Feb 4, 2012
I generally get all my books by reserving them in advance at the library (I can't afford my reading habit at all) and then picking them up. Every now and then, I make time for browsing and discoveries outside of Goodreads and Nancy Pearl podcast suggestions.
Payback is one I found while wandering the library. Margaret Atwood's name caught my eye in a section that I'd never think to look for her work in. The book s nonfiction and it is all about the history and the nature of debt. It includes mythology, literature, and society. It has rather little to do with the recent financial crisis.
I enjoyed the way she worked her way through the topic at least until the last chapter which felt a bit like an environmental morality play bonking me over the head. 5/10.