Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Read: The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson
And I couldn't help comparing it to a similar recent read of mine, The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy by Sasha Issenberg, which focused on tuna. Corson's book was so much more entertaining and compelling, mostly because he stayed with a set of main characters, unlike Issenberg's which flitted from one group to another. And it helps also that Corson found such passionate scientists and lobstermen to feature.
The Secret Life of Lobsters was a truly remarkable read. I never expected to like it as much as I did.