Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Zoo at the Edge of the World

Title: The Zoo at the Edge of the World

Author: Eric Kahn Gale [Facebook][Twitter] ; Read by Julian Elfer [Website][IMDb]

Publisher: Recorded Books

ISBN: 9781490658766

Length: 4 discs ; 4.75 hours

Obtained: Library audiobook copy

Why this book?:

Sounding interesting.  Especially the zoo aspect.


Marlin has a stutter that makes him much more comfortable with animals than people.  When Marlin's famous explorer father brings a jaguar into the zoo there's a sudden upheaval within Marlin's life.  This was an interesting story.  I definitely predicted some major events, but other aspects surprised me.  Some issues addressed are: wild vs civilization, treatment of native people and colonialism, family relations, bullying and self-confidence, differences and likenesses in beings, socioeconomic structures, etc.


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