Review: Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The title tells you what you're going to read - the author's observations. These aren't only his observations on the rats in the particular alley he chose for his project, but also his observations about the people who make a living trying to get rid of rats when they are places that people don't want them to be. Each chapter attempts to deal with something related to the rats - rats and plague, how to trap a rat, rat diet, how the rat population of NYC was affected by 9/!!, but some times the author goes off topic or revisits a previous topic, giving the book a meandering feeling that can be frustrating to a reader who just wants to know what he discovered about the rats he observed.
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