Leviathan by Philip Hoare (Fourth Estate)


“Perhaps it is because I was nearly born underwater”

A wonderful book of journalistic discovery about whales. I read it too long ago to review it properly but it stays in my mind as one of the reasons to start this blog. If you like Moby Dick…if you want to know about isinglass…if you want to know about a boy from Southampton and his quest for knowledge…great read.


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1 Response to Leviathan by Philip Hoare (Fourth Estate)

  1. jovialspoon says:

    Agreed. A soul-nourishing book. It is a satisfying mix of history, ecology and mythology. Hoare’s ‘The Sea Inside’ is a similarly enjoyable read.

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