4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review
Zimbabwe Safari by Tim Good is a memoir of the author’s trophy hunts in Zimbabwe. The writer goes over many of his memories while hunting wild animals in Africa. He includes many pictures of his trophies, while he employs simple language and dialogue to narrate the stories of his hunts.
The writer begins by sharing his passion for hunting in Africa. He says that from a young age he was thrilled by Africa and he began dreaming of going there to hunt wild game. He began his adventure by developing his shooting skills using a bolt-action Winchester .375 Holland and Holland. He decided to hunt in Zimbabwe, while he mentions the jetlag he felt after landing in Zimbabwe. He explains the necessity of malaria pills in Africa, and he describes the various dangerous animals he would be hunting. The author describes the hut in which he lived, and the meals he shared with other professional hunters. In all his hunts, he would be accompanied by other professional hunters and trackers, but he would be the one shooting the animals and taking the trophies. Also, expensive hunting licenses are required to hunt wild game in Africa, and one must be careful not to kill endangered animals.
One of the things I enjoyed in this book was the originality in the memoir. The author went over his memories in a unique way, creating a sense of individuality in the text. Moreover, the writer adds suspense and excitement to his memoir by using dialogue and narrative techniques, which grasp the reader’s interest. Furthermore, I admired the book’s professional editing, which is evident from the fact that I only saw one error in the entire memoir. What I liked most about this book were the sketches and pictures included in the text. The pictures not only added liveliness to the memoir, but they also gave the reader more information about the writer’s stories. This book contained only positive characteristics, so I disliked nothing in this book.
This book is best suited for readers who enjoy hunting and have some knowledge of Africa. There are some profane words in the text, so young readers should not read this memoir. There are plenty of pictures of dead animals in the memoir, which means that sensitive readers, or readers who fight for animal rights, are not eligible to read this book. Both religious and atheist readers can read and enjoy this memoir.
In conclusion, I rate this book with 4 out of 4 stars. This is because the book was perfectly edited, expertly compiled, and originally written.
View: on Bookshelves