YUP, a really good read and it’s not about what you might think. It’s good to start the new year attitudes with breaking all codex regarding book buying. Forget the picture on the cover and just buy the title.
New Year’s resolutions can be that way. I’ve broken more annual promises than I can remember making. Don’t start the year off badly with self regrets. Just get on with living and marching in the direction you want to go - forget the regulations, even self-imposed ones and roll - your way.
So, the book. I know you’re dying to know. Well the word ‘snake’ is mentioned only briefly five times in the first 225 pages. Not the adventure story I had yearned. In fact, get this, it’s the story of a missionary that goes to the loneliest place in Brazil to learn the obscure language of a forgotten tribe called the Pirahã (Pee dah han).
They reside in the deepest of the most forgotten jungle. Colonel Fawcett could easily still be there. An indigenous nation that could only speak in the present conjugation tongue, couldn’t count, as they had no number system; had no words for colour, had no history nor mythological background. There certainly must have been better groups for the academic scrutiny, yet the author........