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Albert of Adelaide by Howard L. Anderson
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Apr 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: owned

Albert of Adelaide is everything "Rango" could've been if Rango wasn't "Chinatown" for kids, or rather if the "Wind in the Willows" took place in Australia. Though the time frame is not entirely clear, which I interpreted as a tribute to the Aboriginal concept of Dream Time, there is an implication that it is within a twenty year time frame of modern times. Albert is a zoo escapee on a quest to find the real Old Australia, a paradise, but with no real idea of what paradise is, just what it is not. The plot is relatively little of him on his quest, mostly it is incidents and accidents. Albert is a very Bilbo-esque character, but with a lot more back-bone and poisonous spurs. The characters memorable, from the Famous Muldoon to TJ, and a host of others. Its both an adult animal story, but also a bromance. I very much enjoyed reading this debut novel and hope this isn't the last we've seen of Albert.
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April 2, 2012 – Started Reading
April 2, 2012 – Shelved
April 2, 2012 –
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April 2, 2012 – Finished Reading
October 4, 2012 – Shelved as: owned

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message 1: by Howard (new)

Howard Anderson Just to let you know, "The Famous Captain Walcott" the sequel to "Albert of Adelaide" was published as an eBook on Kindle yesterday.

Vanessa Wolf Thank you!!!

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