Tuesday, October 14, 2008
If you haven't read "Last Chance to See," by Douglas Adams, I highly recommend that you do. Although he is famous for A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe, this book is a true story about a journey he took to see some highly endangered species before they are gone. He went to see mountain gorillas, the aye-aye lemur, the komodo dragon, and the kakapoo. In the process, he meets a variety of interesting people, and his observations about the animals are wonderful to read. I particularly liked his description of the viewing of the komodo dragon, and his description of the African airport lounge (in Tanzania I think). The book is short, funny, and every sentence packs a punch. Well worth your time, especially if you like animals, but even if you don't.