W. Hodding Carter covers plumbing from the Ancient Indians, Greeks and Romans to modern day Japanese badet toilet in Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization, a meandering romp through sewers, both past and present.
Carter's light-hearted writing style makes it a fun read. He meanders all over the world of bathrooms, pipes and open-pit sewers but the trip is a fun one. There are a lot of detours, but it's fun and informative.
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But, those slip-ups do not diminish the book as a whole. Very entertaining.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on July 21, 2009.