Bugs are icky and most of us hate them. Especially if they’re big or ugly. Though I suppose we don’t look that good to the bugs either, except to eat. Anyway, the name of the bug above is “weta” which actually means “ugly.” It’s the name Peter Jackson adopted for his workshop that produced all the props for “The Lord of the Rings.” And it’s true, this novel, Verdura #1, has no bugs. However, I’m staying mum about the following novels.