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But Grann isn't just a keen reporter--he employs the subtlest literary touches that add texture and soul to his work. When we meet Steve O'Shea, the "Squid Hunter," Grann notes that O'Shea's glasses make his eyes look large, and he reeks of the sea. Then as we begin to learn more and more about the giant squid Architeuthis, the object of Shea's obsession, Grann drops an occasional parallel between the squid and O'Shea, making us wonder if O'Shea himself isn't part squid. Grann's writing sings as well as it teaches.

I had to order it. I believe it is the same story that appeared in the New Yorker
 

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