By the Book With Primatologist Frans de Waal: What’s the Last Great Book You Read?

From a New York Times By the Book interview headlined “The 1,328 Page Novel That Captivated the Primatologist Frans de Waal”:

What books are on your night stand?

I’m reading Paul Theroux’s “Deep South.” Even though I’ve lived in Georgia for 30 years, I remain an outsider and still have lots to learn about the region. I am intrigued by its history — from my house I can see Stone Mountain, which features the nation’s largest Confederate monument — but Theroux’s travelogue strikes me as rather clichéd. It entirely ignores the vibrant new South seen here in Atlanta.