Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History
4 out of 5 stars
“I also learned that normal behavior or not, sometimes cannibalism in the animal kingdom can get downright weird.”
Is anyone else a little hungry right now?
Ninety percent of my reading is fiction but every once in awhile I get an intense itch to learn something and the weirder, the better. Problem is, sometimes I know way too much about the weird things to learn anything new. When it comes to cannibalism, this was not the case.
While highly informative, I was never bored and for me, that is an important factor in a non-fiction novel. I enjoyed the scientific research in every aspect of the book, even when bringing to light that sometimes, scientists can be a little too close-minded.
This probably isn’t for the queasiest of stomachs, I’ll admit to only getting nauseous over one section, human placenta eating. To be fair though, I have a pretty iron stomach and the subject matter doesn’t skeev me out like a lot of people.
So the moral of the cannibal story is, if you like facts and taboo subjects, this is definitely for you.