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on 6 December 2016
It is supposed to be a classic, but I found it thoroughly boring - it is as well the Darwin was a scientist, he would never have made a living as a novelist. A friend who was a navigator found it fascinating for the navigational detail. I suppose that a biologist would fing that side of it interesting, but without a particular angle, I found it dry as dust. We were supposed to be reading as part of oiur boolclub, but I think that it would take me so long to read it that we would be on another book or two before I finished it.