Alby Mangels: Beyond World Safari - Lynn Santer I felt at times that the author simply watched Alby's documentaries and made notes. Although Lynn Santer knows Alby extremely well, she fails to provide the reader with thought provoking material. Their close friendship apparently got in the way of a more journalistic approach. For example, most of the controversy surrounding Alby and his documentaries is simply brushed away. Alby does vaguely comment on some of it but mostly, the story-line just follows his travels without adding extra information.

Although this book may be a nice addition for those who thoroughly enjoyed watching Alby on TV (sweet nostalgia!). You might as well opt for a coffee table book with lotsa pictures instead. Or skip it altogether and stick to the documentaries.