Rob Percival, author of The Meat Paradox: Eating, Empathy, and the Future of Meat recommends a fascinating group of books! Before jumping into the interview, please check out Rob's book:
Q. Do you have a favourite smart thinking book (and why that book)?
I’d have to say Wild by Jay Griffiths. It’s unlike anything else I’ve read, feral and intensely articulate, blending travelogue, memoir, anthropology, and nature writing. (It’s uncategorisable, but ‘smart thinking’ will do.) This book is the reason I set out to become a writer.
Q. What's the most recent smart thinking book you've read (and how would you rate it)?
Being Human by Charles Foster. The author sets out to inhabit the senses and emotions of a Palaeolithic hunter. It’s inspired, humorous and wise (and, again, uncategorisable).
Q. Do you have a favourite childhood book?
I read David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten when I was 15, and it’s still my favourite novel. Not quite a childhood book, but the book I carried from late childhood into adulthood. I re-read it most years.
Q. Do you prefer reading on paper, Kindle or listening to an audiobook?
Q. Do you have a favourite bookshop (and why that shop)?
My local, Dulwich Books.
Many thanks to Rob for recommending a fascinating group of books! Please don't forget to check out Rob's book The Meat Paradox: Eating, Empathy, and the Future of Meat.
Image Copyrights: Little, Brown Book Group (The Meat Paradox), Penguin Books Ltd (Wild), Profile Books Ltd (Being A Human), Hodder & Stoughton (Ghostwritten).