Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Love them or loathe them, rats are here to stay-they are city dwellers as much as (or more than) we are, surviving on the effluvia of our society. In Rats, the critically acclaimed bestseller, Robert Sullivan spends a year investigating a rat-infested alley just a few blocks away from Wall Street. Sullivan gets to know not just the beast but its friends and foes: the exterminators, the sanitation workers, the agitators and activists who have played their part in the centuries-old war between human city dweller and wild city rat. Sullivan looks deep into the largely unrecorded history of the city and its masses-its herds-of-rats-like mob. Funny, wise, sometimes disgusting but always compulsively readable, Rats earns its unlikely place alongside the great classics of nature writing.
RATS was named a New York Public Library "Book to Remember" in 2004
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBD1 - LibraryThing
Not for the squeamish, this one. Sullivan stakes out a New York City alley and observes its rats, interspersing his own anecdotal take on the critters with perspectives from rat scientists ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - glade1 - LibraryThing
Finished this one over the weekend. It was enjoyable and touched on many aspects of rats, including their natural history, history of rats in New York City, profiles of exterminators and their methods ... Read full review
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