Sunday, March 31, 2013


A review is simply “an opinion” I always try to base my reviews on the TARGET audience. If a book is well presented, delivers and is done right why should I diminish it in any way shape or form because it was not 100% for me, as an individual and could be 100% for someone else? If a book has its rightful place for a targeted audience I credit it with a high score.

The MAGIC and BEAUTY of MUNGAI AND THE GOA CONSTRICTOR is that EVERYONE is a targeted audience! I can see my 94 year old Dad captivated by the charm, wit and nuances that have shades of Kipling as readily as I could sit with a class of kindergarten kids and read, have fun and enhance their vocabulary. Very reminiscent in vocab level of the books I read to my son when he was young.

SO TODAY this MAGICAL JOURNEY CREATED BY AMELIA CURZON IS .99 cents and you get a chance to WIN a $25 Dollar AMAZON gift card.

GO FOR IT! PLUNGE and discover the MUNGAI!

5.0 out of 5 stars Sophisticated, Entertaining and wonderful for ALL ages, July 6, 2012

This review is from: Mungai and the Goa Constrictor (Paperback)
Amelia Curzon's Mungai and The Goa Constrictor is a unique and wonderful work on its own. The characters are varied and interesting. It is very clever how Ms. Curzon uses predominantly animals to tell her story and includes the "two legged" in both a positive and negative light to compliment the story. That being said as a reader I did compare her work to other wonderful works that used animals as characters as well.
There are nuances of George Orwell's Animal Farm and as the one explores the corruption of the powerful and effect on the weak in regards to revolution Mungai and The Goa Constrictor beautifully addresses the effect of corruption and greed set before the need to protect our environment.
Rudyard Kipling's Rikki-Tikki-Tavi gives the reader the heroic Mongoose against the evil King Cobra. Amelia Curzon manages to do far more than that by giving different characters the power to be heroes whether by conviction or chance. "Since no-one was in, they decided to investigate further. They were not brave, they were simply curious."
The character's need to balance understanding what is real, right and true while strong influences cleverly deceive them.
The sophisticated narrative will enhance any young reader's vocabulary while making it an enjoyable read for any adult.
I give Mungai and the Goa Constrictor a five star rating for its clever narrative and unique style.

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