Review: Minibeasts: True Rulers of Our World and the Key to Our Survival by Alan Henderson


Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Author: Alan Henderson
Released: October 16th 2018
Received: NetGalley
Warnings: Not for those that are Entomophobic or Arachnophobic.
Rating: 4 kitties

I received a copy of Minibeasts through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Minibeasts is a fascinating study on the commonly overlooked (or feared) parts of our world. I’m talking of course, about insects, arachnids, and all the other little critters out there. The photographs alone make this book worth checking out. What makes it even better though has to be the intense amount of information provided.

There are thirteen chapters in total in this book. It starts off with an introduction of course, but then it covers so much more beyond that. Some of the chapters are whimsically titled, and thus not immediately clear on their focus. Others are immediately obvious. Both are full of details, data, and photographs.

I’ll be honest with you: Sometimes the pictures alone were enough to make my skin crawl. While I do not suffer from Entomophobia, I do have a healthy fear of millipedes (and an associated fear of centipedes). That made those parts a bit more difficult for me…but I’m glad I made the effort to read those parts anyway. And I have to begrudgingly admit that one of their photos was probably the most striking image in the entire book. So please take that for the praise it should be.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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