I have enjoyed what I've read--very interesting. However, I find myself wondering if I could really make it through an entire book about worms, and if I could, why wouldn't I try to tackle Darwin's original?
I am sure this book is facinating, going into detail about the life and function of worms. I was intrigued by the concept of owning everything beneath the home we live in. I am sure this author is talented. But I am a firm believer in Creation and have studied long and hard the fallacies of evolution. I prefer not to continue with this book, I would only have to muddle through the myths again.
I also believe in Creation to an extent, but i don't see what it has to do with worms. Just because you don't happen to believe Darwin's Origin of Species doesn't mean you can't believe his worm studies. I think this book is fascinating and I believe it makes since.
Generally I'm a fiction person. However, every once in a while on the suggestion of some one I trust I will pick up a non-fiction book. I love books, like _The Earth Moved_ which bring you into the world of a topic you would never in a million years pursue on your own. Earthworms- even as a biology major I wasn't moved to read books about earthworms for fun. Yet Amy Stewart has such a style and such a passion for the topic that it becomes contagious. Darwin's own passion becomes fascinating, mysterious and inspiring. I agree with my fellow reader that it almost makes one run to pick up Darwin's work itself! Thanks for the opportunity for to check in on one of those rare, but captivating, non-fictions. PS. I forwarded one segment to a poet friend of mine because I was so intrigued and it inspired some writing for her too!