Please, get a life!".
The book recounts one man's obsession with birdwatching, but also his obsession with other birdwatchers : clearly great subject material due to various eccentricities.
The author concedes that chasing rare birds has no intrinsic value, bringing into question whether reading about the chasers has any value, either.
I laughed out loud twice - far too little for a book! I took only 3 notes of "places to see and bird" - far too little. I wasn't even excited about food stories. Read morePublished on February 28, 2009 by Holey Moley
I seldom read a book a second time,but in this case I made an exception. I first read it shortly after it was published in 2001, and often thought back on some of the stories Mark... Read morePublished on June 24, 2006 by J. Guild
I loved this book and look forward to rereading it. I picked up the uncorrected proof at a used bookstore for 98 cents just for the hell of it, and it's a treasure! Read morePublished on March 8, 2006 by P. LoPinto
Although I generally love reading about birding and esp. the eccentric and obsessed birders among us, I found this book disappointing and could not make myself finish it. Read morePublished on May 4, 2004 by Sally Williams
I'm an avid birder, but this book was very disappointing. Filled with, at most, mildly amusing anecdotes about obsessive people "twitching" (as the Brits call it) to add... Read morePublished on June 18, 2003 by W. Gross