Thursday, 2 December 2010
Reservoir Cats - the book
What was Reservoir Cats? A satiricial, sometimes acerbic but always light-hearted take on the environment, the birds in it, and the people who watch them. Like any hobby, we sometimes take ourselves too seriously, and it does us all good to puncture the pomposity and insincerity from time to time.
It's good to laugh, especially at ourselves - and now you can read the whole thing, amusing warts and all, in a paperback - over 220 pages of wanton bird-related frolics and high jinks, including some scandalous, never-published-before bonus material...
There are a few sample posts left below, but for the whole uncut thing... ah, you'll just have to buy the book, a snip at just £7.95.
However, as a final gesture of general goodwill and repentance for all of the Blue Tits and serious birders we mauled over the 13 months that Reservoir Cats was being published online, we've decided to do a Good Thing.
It's Reservoir Cats' Good Thing, no less. Every copy of 'Reservoir Cats' we sell will mean a £1 donation to the RSPB. We checked with them, and they're happy about this. Really, they are.
Go on, share the love. Reservoir Cats - funnier than an egg collector fatally falling out of a tree, and even more generous than a drake Ruddy Duck infecting the White-headed Duck gene pool.
How to buy the book? It's easy - just click on the blue "Buy this book" button below:
And we'll send a nice shiny pound to the RSPB. Bless.
Here's what people have said:
"scurrilous and childishly amusing" - Mark Avery, RSPB Conservation Director
"the Private Eye of birding" - Andy Gibb, www.theandygibb.com
"very amusing and beautifully written" - John Cantelo, www.birdforum.net
"a great birder's toilet read" - David Callahan, Birdwatch magazine
"demented genius" - Darren Oakley-Martin, RSPB
"a cross between Jack the Ripper and Banksy" - Alan Tilmouth, www.dustybins.blogspot.com
"actually funny" - Rageh Omaar, Al Jazeera (yes, we were surprised to hear from him too. Assuming it was the *real* Rageh and not an imposter...)
"libellous and offensive" - El Presidente himself
"the funniest birding blog on the planet" - Gunnar Engblom, www.birdingblogs.com
Posted by Mr White at 22:26