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on 21 January 1999
Ruark was known as "the poor man's Ernest Hemingway". In "Horn of the Hunter", his prose and eloquent introspection out does Hemingway's "Green Hills of Africa".
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on 27 November 2000
I bought this book in 1956 and read it to death! Ruark is a class writer and catches the flavour of Africa and the time in Kenya of which he writes. Reading it again after twenty-odd years, it is still a terrific read, albeit not for the squeamish. I'd have given it five stars, except that the big-game hunting lore is largely a re-hash of "Horn of the Hunter"...
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on 29 February 2016
One of the greatest and most sensitive books ever written about African hunting and safari experiences. It does not revel in the killing but describes the hunt and an appreciation of the animals vividly, sometimes highlighting the sadness of the achievement after the thrill of the hunt.
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on 9 November 2014
it comes near to Jim Corbett's Maneaters of Kumaon...the daddy of all hunting books...that is praise indeed.
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on 25 June 2014
A story of a time gone by. Reasons the Beaty of a beast is captured in its death as opposed to an ignominious death through old age
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on 6 March 2015
so far so good!!
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on 2 January 2015
unread
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on 4 July 2015
very disappointed with this book.
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