Tuesday, November 11, 2008
We Bought A Zoo by Benjamin Mee
Yes indeed, this is a book about an English family that bought a struggling zoo and worked to restore and re-open it. Although the blurbs on the book led me to believe there would be more anecdotes about the zoo animals, that's not what the book is about. It's very much one man's personal tale of the enormous job of buying and refurbishing a zoo; why they chose to do it, and why running a zoo means much more than putting some animals in cages and selling tickets. Apparently, there was a BBC production about this zoo, so many readers may already be familiar with this story. Although it wasn't what I was expecting, I enjoyed this very readable tale.