Alissa's Reviews > Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer
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Nov 28, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: book-group, nonfiction, 2008
Read in February, 2008

It took me about 2 weeks to get through this, as I wasn’t interested in reading it and the first part put me off. But then it got to sex (doesn’t a little sex make everything more interesting?!). And how parasites might be responsible for sex. Basically after it got through the boring scientific stuff and on to the more interesting aspects of parasites the book picked up. For example, scientists believe Crohn’s Disease began because of the absence of intestinal worms.

So I found the last two chapters to be most interesting. Not sure if I would recommend the title to others though.


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