The Big Year Paperback – 8 Dec 2011
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"A true and unexpectedly exhilarating tale of guile, obsession and competitiveness as rich and involving as any novel... You will care" (The Week)
"An adrenaline rush of a book... about an obsession almost as mad as it is magnificent" (YORKSHIRE POST)
"An exciting road trip of a story... This sense of thrilling liberation, forays into uncharted territories and an understanding of what drives these men is as much part of the story as the quest itself" (THE LIST)
Wacky, wonderfully funny (and occasionally alarming) story of the race to win the greatest bird-watching competition of all time - now a major film, starring Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson.See all Product Description
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Obmascik writes in a witty anecdotal style and really gets under the surface of the three otherwise very diverse individuals as they race, unwittingly at first, for the same prize. As well as the humour and entertainment value, his book is also very informative chronicling, for example, the history of man's discovery of bird migration as well as the introduction of new species to the US such as the Himalayan Snowcock.
The Big Year is an excellent, enlightening read and is highly recommended for anyone interested in birding or the psychology of those obsessed enough to travel the length of the country to possibly see a singe, new rare species.
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Interesting and entertaining, you probably need to be a birder to get the full benefitPublished 15 months ago by Rowley
A funny and absorbing little book about total obsession. Even although I'm a moderately keen birder I was fascinated and slightly appalled at the lengths our three heroes would go... Read morePublished on 23 May 2013 by Stuart Vine