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Ubergeekdom => Books => Topic started by: GCool on February 21, 2008, 12:51:49 pm

Title: The "Please help me find this book" thread
Post by: GCool on February 21, 2008, 12:51:49 pm
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                     GCool

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Long story short; it turns out me and my g/f both remember this one book from when we were young, and I want to suprise her with a copy of it =]

OK, basically, it's something like 'the last dodo', where there's a family of dodos on Mauritius or some similar island, and it's the first arrival of the humans that ended up killing them. I think that the book had points of view from both the dodos and the humans eating them, I think there was a parrot that talked to the dodos at one point, and at the back of the book were diary extracts from the actual people who settled there...
I also vaguely remember there being a second one in the series, that wasn't quite as good.

Anyway, if anyone can remember it and tell me the name of it it'd be a massive help. Unsurprisingly, I've found it almost impossible to find it through google, since the term 'last dodo' is used alot in the English language... Once I have the name of it and the writers I can probably track down a copy...
Title: Re: Please help me find this book
Post by: Danzik on February 21, 2008, 09:38:15 pm
This? (http://www.amazon.ca/Search-Last-Dodo-Ann-Cartwright/dp/0316130567)
Considering it seems to have been published in 1989, I'd guess not
Title: Re: Please help me find this book
Post by: GCool on February 22, 2008, 10:05:53 am
I'm sure it's not that one- the one we read had a whole family of dodos, and from the description this one sounds far more childish than the one we read...
1989 aint that old though >.>
Title: Re: Please help me find this book
Post by: Danzik on February 22, 2008, 01:53:20 pm
Hmm...
Though I'd imagine you've check Amazon, check out the "also bought items" on this page (http://www.amazon.com/Dodo-Brief-History-Errol-Fuller/dp/0789308401).
Title: Re: Please help me find this book
Post by: GCool on February 23, 2008, 12:39:58 pm
I checked through amazon, and couldn't find it. But I had a sudden brainwave of the title (dodos are forever) and checked it, it seems there's alot of copies on amazon. Dunno why they didn't show up before...

Thanks for the help, anyway. (also, it turns out, this storywas written in 1989, too. Musta been some big facination with dodos when I was born XD)
What's even wierder is that the reason we got onto talking about books we loved as kids was through 'a gift from winklesea', which is an amasing book, and we started talking about that because the advert for 'water horse' reminded us of it. The Water Horse is based of a book of the same name by Dick King-Smith, who is the guy who wrote dodos are forever
S'quite spooky.
Title: Re: Please help me find this book
Post by: /lurk on February 23, 2008, 02:33:15 pm
Hey, I remember that book! There might actually still be a copy of it in my house.

Ah, childhood nostalgia.
Title: Re: Please help me find this book
Post by: Gungnir on February 25, 2008, 02:32:18 pm
I guess we can make this the "Help find a story thread"...

Anyway, I'm looking for a short story that I /think/ is by asimov. Spoilers: (edited out since I've found it)


Edit: Found it. It's called kid brother. Really good story, read it sometime. I have it in the "gold" collection.
Title: Re: The "Please help me find this book" thread
Post by: huggkruka on April 08, 2008, 05:36:22 am
Dodos are forever...that would be fantasy then.  :(
Title: Re: The "Please help me find this book" thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 08, 2008, 02:10:46 pm
Any book where Dodos are a main character must be a best seller.
Title: Re: The "Please help me find this book" thread
Post by: Tesla on April 09, 2008, 07:27:54 am
I read that too!