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Albert of Adelaide by Howard L. Anderson
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Apr 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011-2015-publications, fantasy-sci-fi, stories-about-friends, australia, animals-as-main-characters
Recommended to Jane by: TLA
Read from July 17 to 19, 2012

Albert is a platypus. He has escaped from the zoo in Adelaide and is in search of Old Australia. He learns that he is the only platypus in the desert, and that he has a lot to learn about living on his own. Along his journey, he finds are a diverse group of friends and enemies who are prejudice and cruel. I really enjoyed the fable like talking animals who dress and act human but have the personalities and needs of their species. This book is a mix of "Rango," "Watership Down" and the stories of Platypus Joe I used to read as a kid in Australia. Definitely not a children's book: lots of alcohol and guns. I guess I would actually give it a 3.8 instead of a 4.0, but I wasn't given that choice. I had lots of unanswered questions. All in all, I enjoyed it. Recommended at TLA.
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