Another good book by Grandin. This one is focused on our principal domesticated animals (dogs, cats, cows, pigs, horses, and chickens) and what we can and should be doing to make their lives better.
So one of the world’s leading authorities on ants wrote a novel! And it has ants in it. Wilson is a great writer of non-fiction, but his skills as a novelist clearly need some honing. There is, however, a little gem of a story buried in the middle of the book and it is quite good. Spoiler alert: That story is about ants.
A review of the latest research in paleontology with an eye towards debunking creationist misinformation. Perhaps a bit too strident, but I can understand his frustration with their tactics.
Pretty good. Zweig is at his best when describing a scene and conveying the atmosphere of the times. Characterization, well, not so much.
Unbelievable. The stories of a handful of defectors from North Korea: the weirdest, scariest place on Earth.
My wife Beth introduced me to this dark and deeply affecting novel liberally laced with comic relief. The writing voice is quite unique as well. Plus some bonus nostalgia for anyone who has spent a lot of time in Davis, CA. Highly recommended.
The writing in this biography is not always engaging, but the raw facts of the matter more than makes up for that. The story of this remarkable woman, a Polish Jew who spied for Britain during WWII, has to be read to be believed.