'Weird Life' is an enjoyable book that allows access into a complex topic (Life in the Universe) for the layperson and this is largely accomplished by the jargon-free language in which it is written. It examines the possibility of 'weird' life on Earth itself before moving on to the rest of the Solar System and then proceeding on to the rest of the Universe. I find the last two chapters (Life in Science Fiction and Life in the Multiverse) to have moved too far afield though. In a sense, this progression is logical but because they are too theoretical, it didn't really sustain my interest all the way to the end. It is still an enjoyable book nevertheless, the best of the three that I borrowed from the library.