Saturday, 8 September 2007

From the Montreal Gazette's review of Tomorrow, the latest book by Graham Smith:
Paula and Mike Hook have what looks like the perfect life. She works in an upscale art gallery, while he, after long years spent in the comically unglamorous field of snail research, has stumbled into success as publisher of a nature magazine called the Living World.

Comically unglamorous? I'm not sure what to say ...

3 comments:

AYDIN Ă–RSTAN said...

A gross misunderstanding of why we do research with snails or with any other organism for that matter.

sarala said...

Too funny. When I did yeast research I got similar comments. Of course, those of us in the know realize that all science is glamorous to the connoisseur.

Snail said...

Of course it is! And certainly not comical ... although I have it on good authority that the latest international yeast conference (which was held in Australia) was going to be called 'Yeast Down Under' until they thought it through.