Summer Reading Pick- Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

For a book about cannibalism, this is surprisingly funny, charming, and light. Looking at the concept of cannibalism across many species, including humans, this book manages to be scientific without being dry, and detailed without being ghoulish. By staying away from the sensational and deviant cannibalism cases of the twentieth century (you’ll have to read My Friend Dahmer if you want to know about that…), Bill Schutt creates a compelling read that explores the role of cannibalism in myth and reality.

-Michaela Keating, Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communication

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