Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures (book review)

Within the world are ecosystems, relationships and individuals. Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life brings to light a whole new perspective on the interactions of all kingdoms and organisms with fungi. He points out how unknowably intricate and amazing fungi are before explaining how they connect with other organisms. He describes how symbiotic relationships with fungi work, particularly with lichen. To connect fungi to the present and future, Sheldrake discusses how fungi can be used to save and improve the world. Entangled Life explores twisting paths of history, life and relationships in an educational, interesting and exciting way. Entangled Life challenges the reader to think beyond the boundaries, beyond the common metaphors we collectively turn towards.