Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood

Published By: Ballantine Books

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Science

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Reviewed by Connie Anderson

Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood by Bill Hayes started because the author cut his finger. What followed is fascinating nonfiction that explores blood through history, literature, science and mythology.

I must admit that when the book arrived I set it aside. I couldn't imagine the subject of blood to be anything but dull and even repulsive. Finally, curiosity got the best of me, and I picked it up and began reading. And I continued reading.

I couldn't believe how much there is to know about that vital fluid that runs through every human body. If you're interested in trivia, or find unique things that you've never considered fascinating before, this book is for you. I will never view my wedding ring or barbershop poles in the same way again.

Two thumbs up from Armchair InterviewsFive Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood proves that even a seemingly obscure topic can be enthralling.

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