Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology

This was recommended to me in an enthusiastic, reverent and wondrous tone one Sunday afternoon during a chance encounter on the sidewalk between cloud bursts. My expectations were high, I ordered a copy from the library and waited a few days for it to arrive. Sadly, this is not my cup of tea. Expanded from an original article in Harpers, the author takes a tour of the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, a nondescript storefront that you might only notice if you’re waiting for a bus in front of it. He raises questions about what belongs in a museum, the line between truth and make-believe, what is involved in memory.
I believe I might enjoy this book more if I’d been to the museum or was deeply involved in museum culture, as my friend who recommended this is.