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funny informative lighthearted reflective fast-paced

4.0


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dark informative reflective relaxing slow-paced

4.75

It is uncanny how Patrik Svensson gets to connect part of his biography with the history of the eel in a beautiful writing that is informative and personal alike. It is as all his life would have led him to write this book. He only had to follow traces of memory and human history. It is startling how such an ancient creature intertwines generations of curious souls like Aristotle, Freud, and Rachel Carson to reveal a common thread: the human passion for unraveling the mysteries of the natural world:

This is what the eel can teach us, Tom Crick argues. It tells us something about the curiosity of humankind, about our unquenchable need to seek the truth and understand where everything comes from and what it means. But also about our need for mystery.

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mar's review against another edition

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informative

3.5

huh.

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3.0

Spoiler The book was well written, but the author took too much time to talk about his relationship with his dad. I did not care and only wanted to learn about eels. It felt like he was trying to find meaning in life through eels and I didn't like having to read about his life. There were some interesting facts about eels, but not enough for a book titled The Book of Eels
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