Book of Eels

“The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination With the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World,” by Patrik Svensson. Ecco, 2020. 256 pages, $28.99.

Seldom does an author go into such great detail about a creature that prefers to lead a secretive life in the abysmal depths of the ocean.

Who would expect an arts and culture journalist from Denmark to devote his time to seriously study the American and European eel?

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