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Big Snake: Big Snake (HB) by [Twigger, Robert]
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Twigger's adventures are vastly entertaining and he relates them as well as he seeks his zoological goal (Publishing News)

There are travelogue, natural history and mythology here, and the hunt is always entertaining and often hilarious. Twigger is a generous and easygoing observer and participant, even when the going gets rough. (Sunday Times)

Funny, immensely readable ... Twigger has found a narrative voice all too rare in contemporary travel writing: clear-eyed, unaffected, deadpan, slyly witty and unobtrusively erudite. By the end you cease to care whether or not he fulfils his mission... Merely to travel in his company is pleasure enough (James Delingpole Mail on Sunday)

Part travelogue, part boy's own adventure story (The Mirror)

Echoes of Gerard Durrell's trips crossed with Redmond O'Hanlon's foray into the heart of Borneo... a fantastic book (Georgia Metcalfe Daily Mail)

A yarn that manages to be ripping, thoughtful and at times very, very funny (Maxim)

A wonderfully enjoyable tale (Independent)

Moving and comic, both a poetic quest and a real adventure, Big Snake paints a hitherto unseen portrait of the Malay and Indonesian archipelagos and will leave you checking under your bed for your own hidden monster snake. A terrific read (Irish News)

Engaging, humorous, and poignant (Joe Culley Irish Times)

Robert Twigger's masterful tale is a rare blend of savage reality and poetic finesse (Tahir Shah Geographical)

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Robert Twigger goes to the Far East in search of the world's longest snake - 'echoes of Gerald Durrell's trips crossed with Redmond O'Hanlon's foray into the heart of Borneo . . . a fantastic book' DAILY MAIL

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 851 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (3 Jun. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #908,748 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 2.3 out of 5 stars 7 reviews
2.0 out of 5 starsThis book was sort of funny, as intended
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1.0 out of 5 starsBig snake? NOT !!!! Try Big Bogus Bomb.
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2.0 out of 5 starsA travel book without direction
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