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Who Knew Snails Could Be So Engrossing?,
This review is from: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (Hardcover)
I had absolutely no idea what The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating was about when I picked it up to read. If you had told me it was all about a woman who's stuck in bed staring at a snail, I would have said "no thanks." But after finishing the book, I found myself wishing it was longer.
Yes, it's all about snails and their behaviors, but I promise you, after reading this, you'll never look at snails again the same. But really, (at least for me) I'll never look at anything the same again. This book made me realize how little I know about so many things in this universe. How much I have to learn. It took Elizabeth Tova Bailey's illness for her to learn this and now she's teaching all of us.
So, yes, this book really is about so much more than snails. And it's pretty short, so if you're unsure about it, it's not a major commitment. But I think that, like me, you'll be wishing it had about 100 more pages. And now I want a pet snail!