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Carnivorous Nights by Margaret Mittelbach
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Jun 10, 2007

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Recommended for: People looking to learn about the wildlife of tasmania.
Read in July, 2008

I love the thylacine and looked forward to reading this book for quite sometime. Although first chapters were pretty exciting and interesting it started to get a bit dull toward the center and downright tedious at the end.

I agree with one of the other reviewers. It would have made an excellent long article in the New Yorker or something but it's 20 some chapters wear thin and become pretty formulaic.

1) We go to this place to look for the thylacine.

2) We meet a colorful character.

3) Weird things happen and we end up learning about another animal.

It is a great read if you're looking for a fun way to get an overview of the flora and fauna of Tasmania, which I enjoyed but i was ultimately disappointed.

Also, it was written by two authors and the chose to constantly say "we" which took some getting used to in the early pages.

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