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Cristofori's Dream
Robert Italia
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into The 3.5 Billion Year History Of The Human Body
Neil Shubin, Marc Cashman
The Enchanted Wood
Enid Blyton
The Sparrow
Mary Doria Russell
The Ghosts Of Evolution Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, And Other Ecological Anachronisms
Connie Barlow

The First Bird: Episode 1

The First Bird: Episode 1 - Greig Beck I'll just read the first free episode of this series, I said. He'll not make me read the second book, I said. How wrong I was. Greig (such a sneaky writer) left me hanging at the end of the first episode with an all-consuming need to know what was on the other side of the wall. I felt like Pete in "O Brother, Where Art Thou", screaming in desperation after the sirens consume him with their song. Had I only had $3.03 left in my bank account, I would have had to use it to find out what was on the other side of the rose-covered jungle wall. It's true.

This book has the perfect mixture of elements to make it intriguing. A scientist finds a lost tribe in the jungle, brings home a specimen of a toothed bird to the USA, and unleashes a horrible plague. A team is tasked to go into the jungle to try to find a cure. Mixed in with all of this is romance, jealousy, a hieroglyphic language, deadly plants and animals, a mysterious wall from which many have not returned, and a golden statue. I get the feeling I'm going to need to immediately read the last episode as much as I needed to read the second episode.

Well done.