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The Origin of Species by Nino Ricci
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May 01, 2009

really liked it

If you are looking for a suspenseful plot, or a story of personal redemption and salvation, you will not find satisfaction with this book. However, if you appreciate maturity and confidence in writing style, with a touch of Canadian history, and a cast of interesting characters, you should enjoy this book. Usually I get turned off by main characters who occupy the book with continuing selfish angst (eg Eat, Love, Pray) but the main character of this book, who is going through a period of anguish, is open to meet and be involved with fascinating and needy-in-themselves people, and therefore gets beyond himself. I had a hard time understanding the theme idea, namely the parallel of "human narrative to Darwin's evolutionary theory" but it didn't matter. This was an intelligent book.
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