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5 Dodo Rating for this fabulous book,
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This review is from: 21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) (Hardcover)I love this book. I have a particular interest in all things gone the dodo way, but never mind that.
The entries in Steve Stack's 21st Century Dodos are brilliantly, and dare I say, lovingly chosen. From Ring Pulls to Midland Bank and Green Shield Stamps, the author breezes wittily through, offering fetching fond farewells to all manner of things gone, just plain gone. Or going.
My personal favorite is Texan Bars. As I hail from the American South, rapture was upon me as I first thought that those god-awful Texan drinking bars had finally been closed for health and safety reasons. It's really sad that he was referring to a chocolate bar.
You'll love the way Steve Stack's prose whips across the page:
"Famous pipe smokers of the world include Harold Wilson, Monsieur Hulot, Tony Benn. And seven-year-old Steve Stack, walking home from school puffing away on a liquorice pipe."
I bought two copies of 21st Century Dodos - and please forgive this tired old phrase that is not yet a dodo - because this book makes a perfect gift.