This book is a refreshing account that mixes marine biology with science fiction and can be read as any or both....
On the one hand, I don't think that this is book that lay people can enjoy; we simply know too little about Architeuthis to satisfy the general public.
I recommend this book for anyone interested in scientific history in general, and that concerning the beasts of the ocean in particular.
Written in such a way as to keep the attention of an older child; devoured by my twelve-year-old in two days. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Valvool
An amazing read. A journey through history, science, mythology and more. The story fascinated me from page one. Read morePublished 20 months ago by vulture12
I have been intrigued for many years by the giant squid. (I love calamari and I make a marinated squid dish that is truly terrific. Read morePublished on June 29, 2010 by katieray
All the information about the gigant squid is very interesting. It's a nice selection of facts, clear, easy to read and to understand.Published on May 2, 2010 by Tiffany Sosa
After a couple reads of this, self-proclaiming yourself a Teuthologist (fancy scientific name for 'squid investigator') becomes a reality. Read morePublished on July 24, 2009 by double smite
I've given "Giant Squid" a three star rating because it deals with a subject I am interested in. On the other hand, I expected more from it. There is little new here. Read morePublished on October 11, 2008 by Ron Braithwaite
With one exception, it mentions everything that I would.
The exception? The book is ATROCIOUSLY organized. Read more
I'm sure Richard Ellis is a fine fellow. But I just can't understand how _anyone_ gave this book a positive review, and I'm 2/3 through it. Read morePublished on May 30, 2007 by Sanjay Krishnaswamy
This was a pretty good book, but I would have given it 3 and a half stars if that option existed. The biggest problem with the book is that it needed an editor to come through and... Read morePublished on November 13, 2006 by Joshua C. Williams