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yet I'll do my best to describe it anyways
on November 6, 2016
There is something very special about this book. It's something that's hard to describe, yet I'll do my best to describe it anyways.
I can tell how he wrote the book, Robert Bakker doesn't just see dinosaurs and Mesozoic ecosystems as something he's studied as a paleontologist. He has this love for dinosaurs and this passion just oozes out of the book while you're reading it. You can really tell he doesn't just study them, he loves them, and he gets you to love them too.
The way he gets into the head of a prehistoric predator and narrates her feelings, emotions, and actions is an incredible idea and he executed it fantastically. He does a great job portraying Raptor Red and her family as a group of beautiful, intelligent, sentient creatures as well as a lethal carnivores. His insight and speculation into how he believes these animals may have behaved and interacted was fascinating, logically composed, and frequently silly.
Great books come and go. Raptor Red was more than a great book. It's an unforgettable book.