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I enjoyed Anthony Leslie's book about his life story and his ...
on January 2, 2015
I enjoyed Anthony Leslie's book about his life story and his love for the reptile world and snakes in particular. I ordered the book for my son who is very much "Snakebit" for Christmas and I decided to read it until he arrives to pick it up. There are a host of LIKES about this book including the knowledge based facts and descriptions of each species he finds and it's habitat. The book brought me back instantly to my own childhood and my personal adventures in nature. Here is a good life story filled with lots of interesting information that is a fun and inspiring read. My one main critique of Leslie Anthony's writing is his unnecessary and very over-used complicated vocabulary. Every sentence contains one to many words that even "Webster" has no need for. Understandably, he must include scientific names and latin, however, this is not my complaint-critique. It is the ever-continuous searching, far-reaching and application of any and all vocabulary adjectives, nouns, pronouns and more that is possible to apply within a paragraph.. the reader should keep a college dictionary or an on-line service at hand if you care about the complete use of his words. The book, in my opinion, is definitely worth buying and reading especially if you love reptiles, nature and especially snakes!