Birdbrain

Birdbrain

3.39 (468 ratings by Goodreads)
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From the author of the critically acclaimed Troll , the new novel from Johanna Sinisalo is full of her trademark style, surreal invention, and savage humor Set in Australasia, this is the story of a young Finnish couple who have embarked on the hiking trip of a lifetime, with Heart of Darkness as their only reading matter. Conrad's dark odyssey turns out to be a prescient choice as their trip turns into a tortuous thriller, with belongings disappearing, and they soon find themselves at the mercy of untamed nature, seemingly directed by the local kakapo--a highly intellegent parrot threatened with extinction. This is a skillful portrait of the unquenchable desire of Westerners for the pure and the primitive, revealing the dark side of the explorer's desire--the insatiable need to control, to invade, and leave one's mark on the landscape. But what happens when nature starts to fight back?show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 224 pages
  • Peter Owen Publishers
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 072061385X
  • 9780720613858

Review quote

"The lavish descriptions of panoramas and the experience of pushing beyond all endurance make for a lyrical and occasionally sinister odyssey second only to making one's own foray into the wilderness." -- Publishers Weeklyshow more

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468 ratings
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4 38% (179)
3 37% (174)
2 14% (67)
1 1% (6)
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