In conjunction with The Sustainable Book Club our Book Discussion Group met recently to talk about Kurlansky's novel "Cod".
Spirited discussions took place at both the evening and morning sessions, with mostly praise expressed for the author's research and writing style.
Topics that received particular attention were fish farming, the fishing industry (techniques, technology, economics, etc..), the historical significance of cod, education in schools concerning sustainability, and the social/cultural influence of this important food source.
As usual people's personal experiences and expertise on relevant subjects greatly contributed to the conversation, and made for a thought provoking group discussion!
Kurlansky has written a number of other books that may also appeal to readers:
Salt: A World History
The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell