The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Publish date: April 1st 2011
Publisher: Center Point
Edition language: English
, Natural History
, Biography Memoir
Call me weird, but I have a fascination with snails. They are really cool, in my opinion. So, I actually only bought it on my kindle because of the snail. But it is a lot more than a story about a snail. This memoir, written by Elisabeth Tova Bailey, tells how she went to Europe for a vacation and f...
As astonishing as it may sound, reading about seriously ill woman finding companionship with a wild snail who lives next to her sick bed is an experience both profound and moving. It is a meditation on life with the microcosm of a gastropod's life serving as the symbol for the majesty, mystery, te...
This book is really making me want a pet snail.
I never would have imagined a book chronicling a year in the life of a woodland snail would be so fascinating. This is a very "quiet," contemplative memoir, a fascinating study and I enjoyed every minute spent reading this book.
I was a bit disappointed with this book because I thought that I would be reading more about the author and her illness. Instead, this was a book about her experience with a snail. With the title of the book, I should not have been surprised.
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