Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Review: The Animal Review: The Genius, Mediocrity, and Breathtaking Stupidity That Is Nature, A Report Card by Jacob Lentz and Steve Nash

Synopsis: From Aristotle to Charles Darwin, Carolus Linnaeus to the Crocodile Hunter, humans have been studying animals for thousands of years. Sure, we've learned some stuff. Snakes lack arms. Fish breathe water. Bears have complicated biochemical nervous systems. But in all this time, no one has answered the most important question of all: Are these animals any good? Here, at long last, are the authoritative listings and ratings of dozens of your favorite (and least favorite) animals. Expanding on their popular blog of the same name, Jacob Lentz and Steve Nash give you facts, charts, and photos with which to make your own judgement....and then they make it for you. Endlessly entertaining and surprisingly informative, The Animal Review is a perfect gift for animal lovers, comedy fans, or anyone who once bought you a gift and is probably expecting something nice in return. (From the back of the book)

Review: This was funny for the first few pages, and then the jokes got lame, repetitive, and stupid. For every funny joke, there was 10 that fell flat. The science is limited and sacrificed in an attempt to be humorous. There was a lot of pop culture, which dates the book. The authors included excellent color pictures but tagged each with asinine tags and comments. Overall, this book was boring and not for me.

Bookmarks: 5 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-1-60819-025-6
Date Finished: 10-17-2015
Pages: 133

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