Review: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I feel like this book is a little misleading. The subtitle claims this is a “surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness,” and yet…it’s not? There’s very little in this novel that’s actually about consciousness. Instead, it details Montgomery’s introduction to and fascination with octopus as a species through interactions with individual octopus.

While it’s a lovely book and story, I simply wish that subtitle did not exist, because it’s not an accurate representation of what this book is.

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