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A quiet, philosophical work
on 5 August 2014
THE FLY TRAP is, in ways, an unusual book. The author, Fredrik Sjoberg is a collector of hoverflies, so the book is part reflection of hoverflies and nature. But, it is more than that. Sjoberg also ponders about collecting and collectors - what drives them to collect their selected treasure? He also spends time discussing the career and life of Rene Malaise, a naturalist that, I have to admit, I had not heard of before.
I truly enjoyed THE FLY TRAP. Sjoberg has a great talent for words - at times, his prose was quite poetic. The section where he describes going outside during the summer nights, is quite beautiful. The overall result of this short book is a relaxing meander with the author, seeing the world from his eyes and, perhaps, making you consider the world around you a little more.