Favorite Quotes

"And when, on the still cold nights, he pointed his nose at a star and howled long and wolflike, it was his ancestors, dead and dust, pointing nose at star and howling down through the centuries and through him."

from The Call of the Wild by Jack London

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The funniest travelogue ever?

Into the heart of Borneo

Title: Into the heart of Borneo
By: Redmond O'Hanlon

Possibly the funniest travel memoir ever written, as well as an unexpected gold mine of accurate scientific information. When O'Hanlon invited his Borneo travel companion, the poet James Fenton, on a succeeding journey, the answer was an earbreaking NO! Would most readers want to accompany O'Hanlon? Probably not. But a vicarious ridealong is another matter entirely. NB: I have given this book to at least 15 people, most of whom have gone out and bought two copies: one for themselves, and one to share.

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Posted by curious on Jan. 30, 2010 at 3:22 p.m.


May 7, 2010 at 4:25 p.m.:

Yes, after I read this book I plowed through all of Redmond O'Hanlon's other adventures.....marvelous blending of humor and natural history, and the man is fearless!

May 20, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.:

One of my favorites. I've read it several times and it never gets old.

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