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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE PLAGUE UPON US
Shabir Ahmad Mir
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Big Snake
Robert Twigger

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753808573
Price : 599

About the book

About to be married, Robert Twigger decides on his last great adventure as a bachelor. Surfing the net, he discovers the Roosevelt Prize ' worth $50,000 ' for the capture of a live 30 foot python. Armed only with a tin of High Toast Snuff (deadly if sniffed by a snake), Twigger sets off into the remote jungles of Indonesia in search of his prey.


Along the way, he investigates the legendarily beautiful women of Sulawesi, treads in Nabokov's footsteps, looks for giant snakes beneath the sewers of Kuala Lumpur, and spends time with a variety of snake catchers and cults. After being caught up in anti-Chinese riots and surviving on greasy civet cat in the jungle, Twigger finally comes face to face with the big one; but the final capture is not quite what he had in mind.husbands that cheat click my boyfriend cheated on me with a guy


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Robert Twigger's masterful tale is a rare blend of savage reality and poetic finesse>
Engaging, humorous, and poignant>
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>
A wonderfully enjoyable tale>
A yarn that manages to be ripping, thoughtful and at times very, very funny>
Echoes of Gerard Durrell's trips crossed with Redmond O'Hanlon's foray into the heart of Borneo... a fantastic book>
Part travelogue, part boy's own adventure story>
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>
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
Twigger's adventures are vastly entertaining and he relates them as well as he seeks his zoological goal>
     
Robert Twigger
Robert Twigger is a British author, poet and adventurer. After attending Oxford University he trained with the Tokyo Riot Police, which became the subject of his bestselling book ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS...(+)
Books by Robert Twigger
Angry White Pyjamas (PB)
Being a Man (PB)
Lost Oasis (PB)
Lost Oasis (HB)
Real Men Eat Puffer Fish (HB)
Real Men Eat Puffer Fish (PB)
Red Nile (HB)
Voyageur (PB)
White Mountain (PB)
White Mountain (PB)