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Alby Mangels: Beyond World Safari
by Lynn Santer
Helps to find the real Alby Manges - a legend who disappeared from the public spotlight no sooner than he'd found it. This title also helps to discover the untold stories that followed, as Alby continued to explore the traditional cultures, natural wonders and incredible animals that share our planet.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Jojo Publishing
(first published November 22nd 2007)
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Feb 05, 2011 Loederkoningin rated it did not like it
I felt at times that the author simply watched Alby's documentaries and made notes. Although Lynn Santer knows Alby extremely well, she fails to provide the reader with thought provoking material. Their close friendship apparently got in the way of a more journalistic approach. For example, most of the controversy surrounding Alby and his documentaries is simply brushed away. Alby does vaguely comment on some of it but mostly, the story-line just follows his travels without adding extra ...more
No one is a bigger Alby Manels fan than I am (hyperbole) and while this did a good job of filling in the black of who Alby was prior to and after World Safari, the writing is pretty bad. The author is very fond of exclaimation points, which made me feel like I was reading a childrens book. But if you can suffer through the Highlights for Children magazine level writing of the thing and are a fan of World Safari, then maybe it's worth your while. This should be a 1 star rating but Alby is worth a ...more