Soul of an Octopus is one of my favorite books and one of the most influential pieces of marine literature that I have read so far. I began this book on a trip down to the Bahamian island of Abaco with a handful of students and professors from my university to conduct Atlantic Gulf Rapid Reef Assessments (AGRRA) on the fish, coral, and algae species.
Apart from the surveys, my attention was focused on this book and I finished it just three days later. During surface intervals between dives, swinging in the hammock as the sun dipped gently behind the palm fronds, and underneath the thin yet suffocating sheets of our extremely small bunkbeds, I flipped through the pages with curiosity and amazement.
Through the unique experience of interacting, forming relationships, and learning from these truly magnificent beings, Sy Montgomery can take readers on an eye-opening, heart throbbing exploration of these amazing animals through both a scientific and anecdotal lens. This book is entertaining, educational, and an easy read, palatable for most and will leave you with a strong appreciation for these unique aliens of the underwater world.
I hope you all love this book as much as I did! Enjoy!