5***** review of Mungai and the Goa Constrictor by Book Chatter – Cath http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/268369669
This book is aimed predominantly at children and so its not something I would normally read or review. However, I have to say that I loved it and can not fault the story or the writing at all.
Not since reading Animal Farm as part of my year 7 English class can I recall reading anything from the point of view of animals living in a human like society.
And just like with that book, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor takes you on a journey of intrigue and quiet self-discovery. To a world that, were it not for the fact that the characters are jungle animals, it could be set in any school, town, business, or city near you.
Where the top dog is always looking for ways to be bigger and better with less effort, by taking more from the less worldly and more gullible underdog.
With great dastardly characters and lovable up risers, and set amongst the glorious, if disappearing backdrop of an undisclosed jungle, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is a cautionary tale and a must read book for all.
An engaging and subliminally educational 5 Star read.
February 13th, 2012