I’m barely 10 pages into Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures by Carl Zimmer—mind you, that means I’m still working through the prologue—and I’ve already cringed more times than I can count. Filaria that can cause your testicles to swell to the size of ottomans, and others that make you scratch yourself to death. Guinea worms that burrow their way out by way of the skin on your legs. A dizzying array of flukes and worms. Microorganisms that literally make your blood cells explode with their progeny.
This book is so awesome. I haven’t felt this excited about reading in a long, long time. I want to sit down somewhere quiet, gulp this book down and mentally go “AAAAUUUUUGGHH!” and flinch every 5 seconds.
p.s. Carl Zimmer is HOT! When I think about all the inarticulate, inept, humorless nerd heroes in romance, I just feel sad. Oooh, I feel another rant about the nerd/geek hero coming up….