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This book is a gem that you shouldn't overlook. I picked this up while looking for the 'Man eaters of Tsavo' but I honestly had no idea I had just hooked into one of the most memorable reads of my life. This book is beautifully written and even more so since it details the scene of real human suffering and desperation, it's a story told for a sad reason but one that doesn't needlessly bum you out; in fact you feel like you needed to be informed. Absolutely worth the credit.
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What disappointed you about The Man-Eaters of Eden?
Perhaps its me but I was expecting stories about incidents in Kruger of man versus wildlife. What was presented was a cataloging in a "hand-wringing & finger pointing" way about refugees from Mozambique trying to cross the park and getting killed by lions. Frump claims this is a journalistic search for the truth, of which he often reminds the reader, but most of the statistics cited are without reference.
What could Robert Frump have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Maybe a different title pointing to a refugee problem, now it just seems like a long newspaper article.
Did John Skinner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
No, there was no differentiation. Which is not a critique, none was needed. There is only one speaker. Skinner has a good strong voice but he is not the equal of Robertson Dean or Scott Brick
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Not for me.
Any additional comments?
The situation is indeed a horrible problem, but merely illuminating it without suggestions on how to help solve it was disappointing.