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Reviews for "The Cobra That Hijacked My Camera Bag"

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » October 26th, 2012, 4:43 pm

Here's the place to post your thoughts and reviews about "The Cobra That Hijacked My Camera Bag". (Would be cool if you could post the positive ones on Amazon, too :-))

Thanks very much for your continuous support!!

Hans, already piling up the material for the next book - on Borneo....

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Post by Mark Brown » November 3rd, 2012, 2:15 pm

When I get a little time, I'll sit down and scribble up an appropriate review, but here's a quickie.....

Simply put, this is a wonderful book. I don't think I've enjoyed a herp book so much since I read Harry Greene's "Snakes", and I've read a lot of herp books in the interim.

I love Hans' writing style - his sense of humor, apparent in his FHF posts, permeates every chapter of the book, and makes every page a true delight to read. He intersperses his excellent species descriptions with detailed and often hilarious accounts of personal encounters with the animals, and spices the whole melange with vivid portraits of Taiwan's various non-herp fauna, both human and otherwise.

I enjoyed the book in the same way that I've enjoyed Kauffeld's classic tomes, as well as Dick Bartlett's and a few others since then, and I would rank it in that esteemed company without reservation.

If you're into herp books on any level, you cannot pass this one by.

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Post by Ruxs » November 5th, 2012, 4:50 am

I would love to order it but I just spent a huge ammount of money getting some Tongs shipped to Trang, Thailand. Look forward to getting it for christmas, maybe :)

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » November 5th, 2012, 5:06 am

Where did you buy the tongs?

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Post by Ribbit » November 25th, 2012, 3:26 pm

Anyone and everyone on FHF should be reading this. It reminds me of Gerald Durrell's great earlier books, but is even funnier and considerably more snakey. This is the most entertaining collection of field helping stories I have ever read. Hans, I will preorder your Borneo book just as soon as you hint that you might write one.

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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » November 25th, 2012, 4:15 pm

I loved this book. I hated for it to end.

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » November 25th, 2012, 7:11 pm

Thank you very much, John and Tamara!!
It reminds me of Gerald Durrell's great earlier books
It's a great honor to be mentioned in the same sentence with Gerry D. He's been my hero since I was eight, and I have to admit I really did try to channel his spirit a little when I wrote the book. Glad to hear you think I might have pulled it off :-)

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Post by jimoo742 » November 27th, 2012, 6:09 am

Just ordered this from Amazon. Looking forward to it.

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Post by Biker Dave » January 20th, 2014, 3:41 pm

Hans ... just got your book and am still reading it. So far it is a good read. I love the description of your son on his first sighting of a cobra as a "hummingbird on meth."

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » January 20th, 2014, 7:06 pm

Thank you, Dave! Hope you'll like the rest of it, too!

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Post by Biker Dave » January 23rd, 2014, 3:03 pm

When I'm done I'll have to ship it to you so you can sign it !

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » January 23rd, 2014, 7:13 pm

Thank you - it would be an honor! Just the other day I took three herpers from Hong Kong roadcruising in Sarawak, and around midnight, over bad coffee in some godforsaken bush village, they suddenly pulled three copies of my book from their bags and asked me very politely - almost shyly - to please sign them. They had lugged them all the way from Hong Kong to Borneo just so I could put my Herbie Hancock on the flyleaf!! I was VERY touched.

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Post by Biker Dave » January 24th, 2014, 6:36 pm

Face it Hans... you're famous!

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Post by LouB747 » January 31st, 2014, 1:38 pm

I'm about 100 pages in. It's a great book.

I'm sure you'll recognize the island on the ND (Navigational Display) Hans! It's kinda cool to read this at 37,000 ft and look down at the island where it all happened.

RCTP is Taipei airport and RCKH is Kaohsiung. This is on our flight from Bangkok to Tokyo.

I'm looking forward to finishing it on todays flight to LAX.


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Post by Biker Dave » January 31st, 2014, 6:17 pm

LouB747 .... uhhhhhh ... if you are reading.... who's flying the plane!?!

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » January 31st, 2014, 7:11 pm

Awesome, Lou, just awesome. Thank you very much for this hilarious and touching reply, Lou - you certainly made my day and that of my two boys ("How can he read a book while flying such a huge plane? He must be a super pilot!"). It's even more touching as I'm currently back on the island to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family.

PS: I still owe you a proper reply to your mail!!!!

Happy Year of the Horse, everyone!!

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Post by Zach_Lim » February 3rd, 2014, 3:02 pm

Just got a copy in the mail, Hans.

Once I am done with Stalking the Plumed Serpent by D. Bruce Means, I will get wrapped up with your Asian herp tales!

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Post by LouB747 » February 3rd, 2014, 3:23 pm

Biker Dave wrote:LouB747 .... uhhhhhh ... if you are reading.... who's flying the plane!?!
Yeah, about that.....

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Post by Zach_Lim » February 3rd, 2014, 3:48 pm

Lou, what are doing!?

hahaha

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Post by LouB747 » February 3rd, 2014, 8:24 pm

Working hard!

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