Although there are lots of obscure and interesting snippets from the encyclopaedia, this book is really an engaging autobiography. Jacobs' style is conversational and liberally sprinkled with humor. If he had read the book himself, he could not have done it better than Geoffrey Cantor did ... which is probably why Cantor did it.
The sessions I spent listening to The Know-It-All came to seem like personal conversations with a close friend. Now that I've reached the end, I'm going to miss you, A. J. Come back soon.
A humorously personal journey of discovery through a fascinatingly unique island/continent/country. If you don't find yourself alternately laughing out loud and gasping in wonder, you aren't paying attention.
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