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52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week #44

The Violinist's ThumbThe Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean

Total Reading Time: 5.5 hours

Review: The most accessible book about DNA that I’ve ever read. Okay, the only book about DNA I’ve ever read, but still user-friendly. While Mr. Kean does an excellent job of keeping the jargon to a minimum, reading can still be a bit of a slog at some points. However, it’s more of a history of genetics than a science textbook and really fascinating stuff.