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The Dolphin People by Torsten Krol
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Mar 22, 10

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Read in March, 2010

Wow, this one was hard to put down once you are 150 pages or so in. Kind of an adventure tale set in the Venezuelan jungles right after WW2. A mother marries her Nazi brother-in-law after her husband is killed fighting Russians. They all head to Venezuela where he has work as a doctor in the wilds. Their plane goes down. They are taken in by the natives who think they are dolphins in human form.

The story is told by one of two German kids who is 16 or 17 when the plane crashes. He's innocent and then toughens up as the book goes on. The book has all kinds of pleasing elements to it. Reminded me some of The Mosquito Coast as I was reading it due to the surviving in the jungle elements. It also has raving Nazis, jungle survival, violence, sex, suspense, action, severe weather and the hope for escape.

I'll be checking out Krol's Callisto soon. Very soon.
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