The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary. Caspar Henderson

The Book Of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary - Caspar Henderson I couldn't finish this book for one particular reason - I found it a bit too complicated for me. There is so much interesting things to read in it though, so many facts and perspectives and seeing them all tied back to the human condition and human nature was just fantastic to see. The introduction was already so strong and bang-on that I was really excited to read it. What stopped me, however, was the complexity.

This book is primarily for people who are really interested in animals and have read about the discoveries made by various biologists and zoologists and the theories and history revolving around the whole topic. Me, being a simple teenager who doesn't focus on those kinds of things, just couldn't keep up with the amount of information that was being laid out before me.

This fact didn't stop me from enjoying what I DID read, because the half or so of the book that I got through was really interesting and had such a big punch of new and eye-opening facts and information that it really captured my interest. I'm sad that I can't finish this, but as it's sitting on my table for 6 weeks already and needs to be returned to the library I cannot finish it. I'll definitely consider picking this one up again though in several years, after which maybe I've learned a bit more to make me appreciate this book for the gem that it really is.