Amia Srinivasan: What’s it like to be an octopus?, 7 September 2017
Show More Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith.
Collins, 255 pp., £20, March 2017, 978 0 00 822627 5Show More
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.
Simon & Schuster, 272 pp., £8.99, April 2016, 978 1 4711 4675 6Show More
“... with a malignant will, what can be more horrible? Octopuses are indeed glutinous; according to Sy Montgomery, author of the splendid Soul of an Octopus, the slime on an octopus’s skin feels like a cross between drool and snot. But the octopus’s will is far from malignant, at least when it comes to humans. Octopuses do occasionally attack ...”