Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives by Mark Miodownik is a nonfiction material science book. It is available as an eBook, Audiobook, and those paper things your grandparents used to read.
Storytelling. The subject of liquids, or any material science, could get pretty dry and pretty academic pretty quickly. The author used a trip in an airplane across the ocean and discussed the different liquids he encountered to form an interesting narrative.
Information. This book has a lot of good information presented in an interesting and easily digestible form.
Sidetrips. The book is pretty short, and yet the author wastes a lot of time on side trips that don't relate to the subject but the author wanted to talk about anyway. I wish he'd used the time to discuss more liquids.
Narration. The narration was good, but not great.
What I Would Like to Have Seen
I wish the author would have stuck to the subject matter instead of drifting off onto unrelated topics.
Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives by Mark Miodownik is an interesting look into liquids, their properties, and how humans use them. The author uses the framing device of an airplane trip across the ocean to move from liquid to liquid, which was pretty clever. The author can't help but push his Climate Change biases down the reader's throat even though they have almost nothing to do with the subject of liquids, which was kind of annoying. If you are interested in learning more about liquids in a random order, I recommend this book and give it 4 out of 5 eReaders.