A review by ehmannky
The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World, by Patrik Svensson

informative reflective slow-paced


Huh. Eels are real weird. That was takeaway #1. Takeaway #2, I have gone from having literally no opinions about eels to wanting desperately for them to survive beyond humans. They're just so alien and wonderfully aloof. I also loved the interweaving of Svensson's personal narrative throughout the piece. I honestly can say that without his personal memoir built around eels, I would not have been nearly as invested in these truly weird creatures that live so far from the desert I live in. A really interesting science read that crosses over to memoirs.


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