At last, something to really get your teeth into: an entertaining, informative and gruesome look at the world's greatest taboo.
Bill Schutt is Professor of Biology at Liu Post (Long Island University) and Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History. He is the author of Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures and two novels, Draculae and Hell's Gate (with J. R. Finch).
Entertaining ... fascinating -- Bee Wilson * Guardian * Gripping and often disturbing ... Schutt [has] a rare gift for making biology dramatic. His accounts of family life among invertebrates are hair-raising -- John Carey * Sunday Times * There is plenty to intrigue and entertain. -- Frances Larson * Observer * A fascinating and surprisingly fun read ... though laughing at a history of cannibalism can garner you some funny looks on public transport. * Daily Mail * An interesting book with a lot of fascinating stories. * Spectator * A delightfully cool-headed voyage ... Schutt takes a modern-day cultural taboo, gently pulls it apart and give is the full scientific treatment. -- Jules Howard * BBC Wildlife * Engaging -- Robert Eustace * Daily Telegraph *