This book had an interesting premise. It's about a boy in Alabama interested in insects who wants to save the environment from its worst enemy: humans themselves. Interesting, right? I liked the descriptions of the South in the book, the mentality there. Really. But. The book's writing style was really off-putting; it was dull, and I actually found myself skimming over a lot of the book. It didn't really read like a novel. I guess this is because E.O. Wilson, the author, is a naturalist, and this is his first novel. Still. No excuse for a dull writing style. It read more like a science book, which is fine, but not for a novel that's supposed to be telling a story. There were a few interesting chapters about ants which saved the book from being a total flop. That's where Wilson's true forte is. But overall, a disappointment.
- if you are interested in science
- if you are particularly interested in insects
- if you are interested in humans as nature's worst enemy
|Okay book, but it left me wanting more!|