Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Big Twitch
i just finished reading The Big Twitch by Sean Dooley and it was great
the book has already been mentioned in this thread but i'd just like to say that i can relate to Sean totally, he's my type of guy i think.
we both seem to share that "punk ethos" and it was cool to follow his year-long twitch-athon across all of Australia in a quest to see 700 species and become the Big Year king of his country.
when i first started reading it i got a bit worried as the dialect and some of the slang just seemed foreign (duh) but after a few pages i got into the swing of things and found it a humorous, addictive and satisfying read.
i really respected his determination to follow through when most figured it was impossible. best of all is that it's a book about a birder and his passion and obsession towards birds. and what's not to like about that?