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Empire of the Ants

1 rating: 5.0
A book by Bernard Werber

In the early 21st century, in a Paris rapidly turning tropical thanks to global warming, Jonathan Wells tries to get to the bottom (as it turns out, quite literally) of his Uncle Edmond's obsession with ants. Jonathan and his family have been left Edmond's … see full wiki

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Author: Bernard Werber
Publisher: Bantam
1 review about Empire of the Ants

Funny, mysterious, and completely engaging!

  • Mar 31, 1998
I am a regular reader of murder mystery novels, and the mystery element of this story sucked me right in. The clever melding of the human and ant storylines kept me guessing as to how they would finally converge, and what the outcome would be. If I have any criticism, it is that the human characters were not written as strongly as the ant characters. I could not wait for lunch hour to come every day so I could see what dangers and adventures lie ahead for 357 and the other ant characters. I wanted so much for them to survive and to succeed at uncovering the mysteries they were investigating. I never thought I'd be shedding tears for ants, but this book made me care deeply for these noble characters and feel sad when one of them succumbed to life's ever-present dangers. Don't waste energy comparing this book to "Watership Down." Just enjoy it for what it is.

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