It's said in art you are better off charmingly put-together, whatever your flaws, than brilliantly analytical and totally referenced. This seems to be the case for this 150,000 ratings non-fiction, particularly in comparison to Howard Zinn's People's History of the US which I picked up with this work. Both are leftists, both are driving an agenda, but Schlosser is mixing together disgust and sentiment and straight narration. He's created a blockbuster.
Now of course this work is simply the 2001 Upton Sinclair. But Schlosser does a good job combining news stories with his own visits to slaughterhouses, and the work is very smooth and polished.4/5 Eminently readable. Schlosser whales on republicans and analyzes the chemical content of mcnuggets and French fries.