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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book
...this is not an environmentally friendly, politically correct book; it is full of Hemingway's (true or perceived) self image of being a "real man". But that's the way Hemingway wrote and tried to live his life. If you don't appreciate that, if you can't place Hemingway's works into perspective, then read something else. For the others: this is a masterpiece...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A unique look at African big game hunting in the 1930's
In this detailed account of Hemingway's first African safari, one gains a strong sense of the emotions of big game hunting, as well as a familiarity with the practical details that made it such a challenge. The narrative features the same precise, yet economical descriptions that characterize his works of fiction. The dialog, however, often appears rather contrived,...
Published on 17 Feb 1998


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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, 14 Feb 2002
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This review is from: Green Hills Of Africa (Arrow Classic) (Paperback)
...this is not an environmentally friendly, politically correct book; it is full of Hemingway's (true or perceived) self image of being a "real man". But that's the way Hemingway wrote and tried to live his life. If you don't appreciate that, if you can't place Hemingway's works into perspective, then read something else. For the others: this is a masterpiece. You live the story together with the author. His talent places you there: sweating, dusty, being excited with anticipation stalking game in the African bush. And you'll long to sit in the shade of a tree with a whisky too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good, 1 Oct 1998
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This review is from: Green Hills of Africa (Paperback)
I am a big Hemingway fan, but I did not expect much from this book. After all, Hemingway himself described it as an "experiment". However, the Green Hills of Africa turned out to be a surprisingly good read. Hemingway's description of the landscape, the people and the whole safari is excellent. He could, however made the description of the hunting itself a bit more exciting. His account of the hidden jealousies within the safari is especially interesting, and the passage(just a long sentence actually)about the Gulf Stream is simply amazing. I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One I think of Hemingway best. So cleverly written, 6 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Green Hills Of Africa (Arrow Classic) (Paperback)
You can certainly see Hemingway here in Africa. It is really fact or just what Hemingway would have liked to have done
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5.0 out of 5 stars A first rate adventure, 31 Aug 1999
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Hemingway wrote this book with a passion. The passion was his love for Africa and the times he had there. I could feel the heat, smell the dry grass, and hear the tse-tse flies as he stalked some of Africas deadliest game. Top notch reading!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very pleasurable read, 26 Jun 1999
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This certainly isn't in the same league as A Farewell to Arms or The Sun Also Rises, but it is still a very pleasurable read. Whether his literary experiment with this book worked or not remains debatable. Regardless, Green Hills of Africa is essential to understanding Ernest Hemingway the man, if not the writer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very pleasurable read, 26 Jun 1999
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This certainly isn't in the same league as A Farewell to Arms or The Sun Also Rises, but it is still a very pleasurable read. Whether his literary experiment with this book worked or not remains debatable. Regardless, Green Hills of Africa is essential to understanding Ernest Hemingway the man, if not the writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hemingway in Africa, 6 Mar 1999
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Africa comes alive in this book by Hemingway. It describes hunting big game and the friction and rivalries that arise between the participants in the course of their safari. I think the best part of the book is a dialogue/dissertation on the state of American literature in Chapter 1, while it is filled with splendid descriptions and crisp dialogue. The "drunkards despoiling Africa" reviewer below needs to get a life. Wishing a buffalo would kill half a dozen human beings is revolting too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Green Hills of Africa is more than a hunting adventure, 25 Jan 1999
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Hemingway is a man's man, and rarely, if ever, does he let the reader know he feels. Reknowned for saying so much with so little, Hemingway exposes a little of himself at last. The Green Hills Of Africa is an explanation of emotional investment. Emotional investment in the land and in ones soul. Hemingway understands what it is to be overpowered by emotion. In the tradition of Robert Ruark, Hemingway has told a great story of African big game hunting, but unlike his predecessor, Hemingway makes you care.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone going on an African safari!, 5 Jan 1999
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One of only 2 nonfiction books Hemingway wrote, I previously ignored this book. However, in anticipation of a 10 day safari in Tanzania, I bought and read it. I must confess that at home, its impact was lost on me. After I arrived in the game park, I re-read it and enjoyed it immensely. Hemingway captures the essence of Africa in a way that only he can do. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone contemplating a trip to Africa.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you want to go, 3 Aug 1998
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One of our masters takes you on a journey that only few can imagine. I felt as if I were right there with the khakis and bag full of books and local guides...sitting at a well stocked camp each night. One of his lesser known works, no doubt, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. (For a twisted experience, try reading "Snows of Kilimanjaro" immediately afterward, as I did by accident!)
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