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Every imaginable species of anger in order to procure specimens and furnish information that will add to the sum of human knowledge would Men And Gods In Mongolia degenerate into the mere butcher who supplies himself and his men with meat or into the semi murderer whoelights in shedding the blood of inferior animals The fact is that the naturalist and the hunter are indispensably necessary to each other both are best to use an old expression and when both are combined in one as in the case of the great American ornithologist Audubon that is best of all I read this seuel to The Coral Island on kindle review here having already reuested a physical copy from my library s interlibrary loan program I wanted to read an old edition because I wanted to see what the books may have been like when William Golding author of The Lord of the Flies read them as a boy The Coral Island was one of his favorite books as a kid as a grownup he wrote LOTF sort of in reponse to that book he said he Hunter Killer (Pike Logan d write a story about what teenage boys would really be like if they found themselves stranded on aeserted islandMy library had trouble getting a copy the first one arrived in such poor condition that they sent it back and reuested something from another library It took so long I was long past reading both the Ballantyne titles but I felt obligated to skim read it since I had reuested it p Finished that today 11019 since the book is Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, due back tomorrow but backing up theate to Dec 31 because this is a 2018 book for me not a 2019 Kind of hard to rate on the one hand it really is a very good adventure tale And having read The Coral Island it was fun to catch up with Jack Ralph and Peterkin in this seuelOn the. Ralph is “hugged” by a gorilla Upon their return to England a newfound tribal warrior King Jambai sends back their numerous boxes of hunting trophies Find out how their excursion concludes and if they all survive the African journe.
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Loved it back then Now Not so sure about the cruelness in finding happiness in hunting gorillas A fun entertaining seuel to The Coral Island I liked being back with the characters Jack Ralph and Peterkin who I ve The Friend Zone dubbed old friends They re a good trio Overall I enjoyed it I laughed I was surprised andwell I look forward to reading of Ballantyne s books If only he wrote a third book about these guys Excellent morally upright thought provoking and amusing read Though better enjoyed after reading The Coral Island The Gorilla Hunters can be read by itself with no trouble The only possible objections to this book is that there is some violence many people get killed It is not graphic however or veryisturbing A new favorite book of mine The Coral Island has long been a favourite children s book of mine so I was Flying Scotsman Manual delighted toiscover this little know seuel How isappointed I was to read it though It lacks the charm excitement and above all storyline of the Coral Island The story is weak and nothing really happens I found it uite boring to read The concept of killing animals for sport may be alien to us in the I would give it a 9 out of 10 British imperialism at its worst Coyer Summer BashThis novel is about a group of British men that go to Africa to see gorillas Their is an arrogance to all the interactions with the natives An interesting read Published three years after his phenomenally successful The Coral Island The Gorilla Hunters finds Ballantyne bringing back three friends from previous novel but this time they are grown up men and instead of Pacific the story is set somewhere in Africa It s all very exotic adventurous and one can feel author s excitem. In this exciting seuel to The Coral Island RM Ballantyne continues the story of Ralph Rover Jack Martin and Peterkin Gay who after their return to England for rest after their South Seas adventures are now intent on joining the great hu.
Ent as he muses about places he imagines it must have been thrilling for his readers back than however the time wasn t kind to this one it clearly feels like a work from a bygone era and it reflects opinions and perspective of Victorian writerI giggled with joy when Ralph Peterkin and Jack meet again after being apart for six years they are ifferent grown up men now but in some ways they are still the same as we remember them in fact sometimes I even think they are three Whalerider different aspects of the same person Very soon though the huge gap between our modern sensibilities andear old Ballantyne became evident his characters are indulging in man s sport that is hunting and even if he goes into trouble of explaining it all as a sheer scientific expedition animals are being killed and collected for a purpose of research and exhibition back home it grates very badly on modern reader who is not so bloodthirsty There is a subplot involving all sorts of fights with native people left and right Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex described as simpletons as Victorians would have seen them but focus is mainly on three friends swaggering around with their guns and killing unsuspecting wild animals while they arerinking water from a pond or playing with each other Gorilla Elephants Giraffe you name it they all get killed eaten and collected as trophy Even Ballantyne himself is not exactly sure about all of this because he feels compelled to explain their actions as pure science For said Jack what would the naturalist Graphic Design For Everyone do without the hunter His museums would be almost empty and his knowledge would be extremely limited On the other hand if there were no naturalists the hunter instead of being the hero whoares. Nters in Africa for a journey into the anterior of the Dark ContinentIn the course of their safari adventures they fight with savages hunt elephants and gorillas and visit native tribes Peterkin gets thrown by a wild African buffalo and.
R M Ballantyne was a Scottish writer of juvenile fictionBorn Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers At the age of 16 he went to Canada and where he served for six years with the Hudson's Bay Company He returned to Scotland in 1847 and published his first book the following year Hudson's Bay or Life in the Wilds of North America Fo