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The Vital Question
Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
Nick Lane
read on April 1, 2013

I couldn't do it. I put this on my list after Bill Gates said such nice things about it. But damn is this book boring. I did it on audiobook and it was just unworkable. I've never had something put me to sleep faster. I literally had to stop listening to it while driving because it made me so tired. Emily was having trouble sleeping once and specifically requested that I play this book to her her get to sleep. This is not a joke. 

All I really got out of this is that Lane thinks that the origins of life are from super hot vents at the bottom of the ocean.

I didn't finish the book. Just so dry.

Author Bio:

Nick Lane (born 1967) is a British biochemist and writer. He works as a researcher and lecturer in evolutionary biochemistry at University College London. He has published four books which have won several awards.