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Funny, light reading but not much about wildlife!
on 10 March 2010
Overall quite a humorous book, telling the exploits of a safari guide. The book itself is quite readable and easy to get into, but I found myself halfway through the book and asking myself "what's the actual story?".
There are some very funny stories throughout, but the book itself doesn't have much substance - he touches upon the various wildlife, but spends more time talking about his experiences. There are some astute observations within the book, but these are mainly about the people he encounters, instead of wildlife. The author also likes to remind the reader - on a frequent basis - about his clumsiness (which is quite believable, but I doubt he's as clumsy as he'd like us to believe).
If want to know more about wildlife, then this isn't the book for you (even if you wanted to know how camps run or funny stories about wildlife in reserves, then this still isn't for you!). If you want an easy to read book written by an amiable author writing about his experiences and dilemas he got into, then this is perfect.