Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Book Review: Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine

Last Chance to See is a book written by Douglas Adams (an English author and humourist) and Mark Carwardine (a zoologist). It comes under the genre of travel and wildlife. 

Douglas and Mark travel the world finding rare animals. Be it a mild kakapo or a ferocious Komodo dragon, Douglas and Mark are trying to raise the population of these creatures from passing on to extinction. This book is a humorous and factual book where the reader understands the danger of certain animals due to poaching.

If you are an animal lover and keen on wildlife, then this is the book for you! Even if you haven't the slightest idea on what this kind of a book is like (like me), it will still enthrall you with it's humour and story.

The story starts with Douglas 'not expecting' the fact that he was travelling to Madagascar with Mark Carwardine to find the aye-aye which no one had seen in years. It then unfolds into their journeys and their stays in various places.

The best parts are when Douglas and Mark miss a flight, or Douglas unable to cope with mosquitoes, or his ignorance of birds or one of those moments when the person you are speaking to doesn't understand what you are saying and you don't understand what he is saying.

Personal views- The book is one of the many other great books by Douglas Adams and, I think, is just as good. Once you get drawn  towards the book, you won't rest until it's over. So sit back and explore Komodo, Mauritius, China and more!

Another book by Douglas Adams is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which is another comedy sci-fi novel divided into five parts.

That's it for the book review on Last Chance to See. Hope you all enjoyed!

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