hanarama's review against another edition

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informative reflective slow-paced

3.25

Cw: animal death, discussion of extinction and climate change

The Good:
• Interesting overview

The Bad:
• Too much memoir

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Sprinkled throughout the scientific information are memoir-esque stories that reveal the author's personal relationship to eels and how eels played an important role in his and his father's relationship. I found these moments interesting to start, as it underlined the continuing importance of eels to humans. However, as the book went on, I felt these stories didn't add much. As a memoir, they're fine, but I picked up this book to learn about eels, not read fishing stories

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mar's review against another edition

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informative

3.5

huh.

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beholderess's review against another edition

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informative reflective sad medium-paced

2.0


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