Rain is a book similar to Cod and Salt in that it takes one object and shows how, through a rippling effect, this object affects everything from our history to our societies to our economy. This should be a new genre of nonfiction. Rain (water) is one of the most essential things to our lives – it helps our crops grow, it provides us with drinking water, it provides animals with drinking water (which we then use to plow our fields or to eat), it’s the source of contention between different countries, It was an interesting read.
In all honesty, in some places, the book dragged a bit because there was so much detail provided, but for the most part, the tangents were interesting.
I would recommend this book to anyone who liked Cod and Salt.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.