Friday, May 14, 2010
A Diary of the Daintree Kind
If, like me, you're into entertaining road-trip-style books that take you to far-off places, and encounters withe exotic creatures, captivating landscapes, and much more, then Carl Portman's A Daintree Diary is the book for you!
Containing a mountain of cool and enchanting photographs, Carl's title is a genuinely engaging look at what happens when he and his partner, Susan, and their friend Angela, head off to the wilds of the North Australian rainforest in search of all-things animalistic and unusual.
Rather like a combination of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas-meets-Jurassic Park-meets-The Crocodile Hunter, Daintree takes you into the very heart of an on-the-road quest for high-strangeness, high-adventure, and high-entertainment!
Written in an engaging, diary-format, Daintree is a book that will be relished by anyone and everyone who can appreciate what it means to live life to its fullest, who can understand the adrenalin-rush that comes from heading into realms unknown on adventure-filled quests, and who has a passion for the stranger aspects of zoology.
Packed with humor, excitement, danger, and mystery, Carl Portman's A Daintree Diary was a book that kept me transfixed from the first page to the very last. I strongly suspect that it will do likewise for you!
After all: how can you turn up your nose at whistling spiders, giant catfish, the Thylacine and more? That's right: you can't!!