February 14, 2012

Book Review: Mungai and the Goa Constrictor by A.E.Curzon

Title: Mungai and the Goa Constrictor
Author: A.E.Curzon 
Release Date: August 11th 2011 
Source: Received from the author for an honest review

Wouldn’t it be great to have everything you want, but without lifting a single finger or a claw.

Mungai, a jungle creature of indeterminate origin, thinks it would, and goes all out to get it... Regardless of the consequences.

Mungai’s master plan is to find ways of passing through life without too much cost to himself and as little effort as possible, and at the expense of others that are not as strong minded or as clever as he is.

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is humorous tale of greed, consumerism and the environment... and fermented apple juice.

My Thoughts

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 quite 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.
About the Author 

Having spent most of her life between the Mediterranean, the United States of America and South Africa, Amelia Curzon came to settle permanently in the United Kingdom. 
Amelia is the mother of two grown children. 
Her interests are horses and all other animals and writing, writing, writing.... 
Amelia’s greatest interest, however, is the potential destruction of the environment and the shaky future we are providing for so many species. 
‘Mungai’ is Amelia’s first published work, and it is hoped many more will follow.

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