eyewhaleI love animals and I think they are far more intelligent than we give them credit for. Therefore, I always like to read books that respect the role that animals play in our world and give me more insight into how awesome they are.

Eye of the Whale is a very engaging read. Elizabeth McKay is a doctorate student studying the songs of the whales and the way they communicate. One day while doing research, she notices that the song of the whales has changed. This is unheard of and she’s eager to investigate why. But not everyone is happy with Elizabeth’s research. Whalers would like her to be out of the way, and her university thinks she has dragged her research on for too long. Her husband misses her and thinks she’s married to her job. But Elizabeth feels passionately about the whales.

In some ways this is a thriller about what’s happening to the whales and who is thwarting Elizabeth’s research. In other ways, it’s a cautionary tale about the harm we are doing to the environment and to ourselves. Believe me, after reading this, I never want to step foot in the ocean again!

I found the read to be fast and engaging for the most part, though it did jump around a little too much with several points of view. But overall, if you love animals and care about our future, I recommend this book!

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4 Responses to “Review: Eye of the Whale by Douglas Carlton Abrams”

  1. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit) Says:

    I received a copy of this book from the author for review. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think it will be a very intriguing read.

  2. Fyrefly Says:

    Oooh, oooh! Books about graduate students! Books about *biology* graduate students! Now I have to track down a copy of this one posthaste. 🙂

  3. Julie J Says:

    When you get a chance, stop on over and get your award!

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