The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish

Large Print - 2016
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Sydney, Australia, 1932. Recently returned from Venus Island, young anthropologist Archie Meek notices a strange discoloration on some of the skulls of the Great Venus Island Fetish. Has someone tampered with the ceremonial mask? The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish is a delightfully risqué caper, full of eccentric characters, intrigue, and adventure.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781410490858
1410490858
Characteristics: large print
391 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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Aug 14, 2016

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish. --- by. --- Tim Flannery.
Tim Flannery is an accomplished writer who writes competently and absorbingly about natural history. Based on this fact, I decided to explore what he had written in the fiction genre. Boy, was I ever disappointed. Instead of something reasonable, a who-dunnit perhaps, I get this "thing" with which I didn't know what to do.
Our protagonist, a curator at a Sydney museum has just returned from a five year stint collecting specimens. He comes back to civilization after having gone virtually native. His girlfriend Beatrice has become very cool to him and everybody in the book as odd-funny names.
Just what kind of book is this I keep asking myself?
After a while I don't care anymore. Maybe this book ought to be put in a pickling jar and lost in the bowels of the institution.
If you get to page 50 and still want to plod on, you'd a better reader than I, Gunga Din.

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