Wallace spent several thousand words thoughtfully and painstakingly exploring the question of whether it is "all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?"
Where do you come down on the boiling crustaceans alive question? You may want to read Consider the Lobster on Gourmet.com before you answer.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com