I was absolutely fascinated by Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet by Will Hunt. I could relate (on a very minor scale) because I have always loved exploring.

When I was young, I was always exploring the world around me. When I found an underground passage, I explored. When I found an abandoned building, I explored. I explored the woods. I explored the streams. I explored everything I could. When I was in high school, my friends and I had our first real taste of spelunking underground in the city. We entered the sewer systems of Victoria, Texas and were fascinated, creeped-out and even scared at times.

Underground is a book that is beautifully written and transmits an excitement for underground places to the reader. In it, Hunt travels underground in some of the most famous cities and shares the story of those catacombs.

Our connection with the underground is visceral. It is part of our heritage. It is ingrained in who we are. This book does a great job of helping you understand those connections. Can I just say again that I loved this book?

by Chris Doelle