Monday, October 03, 2011

The Big Year Hits Theater's October 14th + A Book Review

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLING BOOK
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

STARRING
STEVE MARTIN, JACK BLACK, AND OWEN WILSON


The Big Year will be in theaters everywhere October 14th

In My Honest Opinion:

I have really high hopes for the movie. Three awesome comedic actors taking on the roles of three bird sightseers in a quest to see the most birds. 

There were parts of the book that I found entertaining. I am interested in Audubon. He was the guy who the Audubon Society is named after. He was also on a quest and shot down birds, posing them in life like positions to paint their picture.  Weird to be called a naturalist and than shoot down birds that eventually became extinct or on now on the endangered.

The book is written by Denver Post journalist Mark Obmascik and is the story of the three top contenders in the 1998 American Big Year. Stu, Jack and Kenny are each competing for the title top birder or Big Year birding champion of North America. These guys travel around searching for the hardest to find species of birds, spending thousands of dollars and time away from their family for an odd claim to fame.

While I thought the book was OK. I am eager for the movie. It was a quick read but for me there was way too much bird detail to keep my attention.

Disclaimer: 
I received a complimentary copy of the book for my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I've been receiving complimentary books for review too recently. How I wish I could for this one. The story sounds fun

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