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A daredevil obsessed with venomous snakes since his youth, Slowinski was a modern-day adventurer who rose quickly to the top of his field, discovering many previously unidentified snake species in his brief yet exhilarating career.
Yay, nonfiction! This is my first nonfiction book review, and fitting... it's an adventure story... *sighs*
Anyway, it was some really intense stuff. I read really slowly when it comes to nonfiction, so it was a little painful to have to struggle through this. It was well worth it, though. In rich prose, Jamie James (I cannot get enough of that name XD) illustrated Joe Slowinski's life and death in great detail, especially in the Burmese jungle when Joe was dying.
I loved that I did not know anything about herpetology or Burma before this, and it was an enriching experience to read this book. I say go for it and read!