Birds of a Feather

Mark Obmascik’s book The Big Year, the story of three top contenders in a year-long bird-watching competition, comes to the silver screen on October 14. The three obsessed men — a roofing contractor seeking to break his own record, a corporate executive and a heavyset nuclear power plant engineer — brave harsh weather conditions and possible debt in hopes of spotting the most avian species and becoming the Big Year champion. In his book, Obmascik, a journalist from the Denver Post, utilizes post-competition interviews to make readers feel as though they have joined the Big Year themselves. Enjoying Obsmascik’s writing will make the movie featuring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson even funnier!

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