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The author of the book: Redmond O'Hanlon
Edition: Penguin Books Ltd
Date of issue: October 26th 1989
ISBN: 0140119000
ISBN 13: 9780140119008
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Language: English
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A mixture of minute, old-fashioned naturalistic observation of plants, mammals, and especially birds in the Amazonian rain forest, and the vicissitudes of traveling with a motley crew of locals along with O'Hanlon's alcoholic English friend Simon, who comes along for a kind of comic counterpoint to the meticulous O'Hanlon but can't take any more and drops out a little more than halfway through the book. In Trouble Again loses something when Simon goes, because he is a kind of cynical everyman, having no idea why he decided to come along with the obsessive Redmond in the first place. He thus provides spice to what might otherwise be a throwback to the standard 19'th century Englishman's dogged exploration of the wonders of foreign lands. Without Simon, O'Hanlon is left with a Colombian scientist and two or three hanger-on roustabouts who go with him for the money. These people are interesting for a while, but gradually become rather tedious and tend to blend into one another. In the last fifty pages or so, O'Hanlon and crew come upon the legendary Yanomami, who they expect to annihilate them with poison arrows then eat their flesh. The natives, it seems, have even more fear of their jungle compatriots than do outsiders conditioned by the tendentious, largely discredited ravings of the infamous Napoleon Chagnon, who forms O'Hanlon's view of the tribe as much as he does everyone else's. The Yanomami, however, turn out to be a friendly, humorous, lively group of hunters, gatherers, and tricksters who want O'Hanlon and his bunch to give them things but never act remotely aggressive or "fierce." Four of them even join O'Hanlon's party and travel with him, becoming good friends in the process, valued for their expert hunting skills. O'Hanlon has great fun decimating the stereotypes of anthropologists, which is perhaps the book's most attractive feature. All in all, In Trouble Again is well written, sumptuous, at times harrowing and at times funny, but lacks much narrative drive and is weighted down by O'Hanlon's overly detailed, heavy naturalistic descriptions, most of which seem to come from his reading of earlier books rather then actual observation. A bit slow, but worth reading for its several virtues.


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Ebook In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon read Online! Redmond O'Hanlon is a British author, born in 1947. Mr. O'Hanlon has become known for his journeys into some of the most remote jungles of the world, in Borneo, the Amazon basin and Congo. He has also written a harrowing account of a trip to the North Atlantic on a trawler.


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