NINETY PERCENT OF EVERYTHING : INSIDE SHIPPING, THE INVISIBLE INDUSTRY THAT PUTS CLOTHES ON YOUR BACK, GAS IN YOUR CAR, AND FOOD ON YOUR PLATE
by Rose George
Everything we buy, must be shipped. Freight shipping is what brings the products. Boxes, or containers, are stacked up extremely high (way over the height of Niagara Falls) on humongous ships. Rose George takes a journey on one of these, the 20-story freighter Maersk Kendal.
This could have been a really interesting book in, perhaps, better hands. It certainly is not captivating nor compelling as some reviewers have stated. I only read sixty pages due to boredom. The writing is dull and empty. George spends way too much time talking about ships and not much at all about the goods. There is no need to read beyond the cover because what's inside doesn't match.
Ninety percent of nothing is a much better title.