Author: Svante Pääbo
Rating: 3 Stars
Review By: Shana
Reader beware, this was not the book I expected when I picked it up. On the one hand, if you are in search of a fairly approachable, detailed explanation of the long and winding path (and the scientific and technical intricacies involved) that led to the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome, this is the book for you. However, if (like I was) you are in search of a discussion of Neanderthals, their characteristics, and what their genome can tell us about both them and ourselves (homo sapiens), then this book will likely not deliver.
My love of reading was sparked in 3rd grade by the promise of personal pan pizzas via the BOOK IT! Program. Hmmmm... any chance that someone might give adults free food for reading? Asking for a friend...