Aginable species of danger in order to procure specimens and furnish information that will add to the sum of human nowledge would degenerate into the mere butcher who supplies himself and his men with meat or into the semi murderer who delights 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 old expression and when both are combined in one as in the of the great American ornithologist Audubon that is best of all Excellent morally upright thought provoking and amusing
read Though better enjoyed after reading The Coral Island The Gorilla Hunters can Though better enjoyed after reading The Coral Island The Gorilla Hunters can read by itself with no trouble The only possible objections to this book is that there is some violence many people get The Bosss Baby Surprise k British imperialism at its worst I read this seuel to The Coral Island onindle 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 id as a grownup he wrote LOTF sort of in reponse to that book he said he d write a story about what teenage boys would really be like if they found themselves stranded on a deserted 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 due back tomorrow but backing up the date to Dec 31 because this is a 2018 book for me not a 2019. 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.
R.M. Ballantyne ¶ 8 charactersLoved it back then Now Not so sure about the cruelness in finding happiness in hunting gorillas The Coral Island has long been a favourite children s book cruelness in finding happiness in hunting gorillas The Coral Island has long been a favourite children s book mine so I was delighted to discover this little now seuel How disappointed 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 illing animals for sport may be alien to us in the 21st century but it would be wrong to criticise this book because it talks
about hunting gorillas and the like nor for the language used to describehunting gorillas and the like nor for the language used to describe native Africans Victorian England was very different to today s world 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 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 other hand you have to get past some appalling racism It was jarring at timesI have to say I m glad I read it and in the end I ended up liking it better than The Coral Island A fun entertaining seuel to The Coral Island I liked being back with the characters Jack Ralph and Peterkin who I ve dubbed old friends They re a good trio Overall I "Enjoyed It I Laughed "it I laughed was surprised andwell I look forward to reading of Ballantyne s books If only he wrote a third book about these guys I would give it a 9 out of 10 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 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. Tory is set somewhere in Africa It s all very exotic adventurous and one can feel author s excitement as he muses about places he imagines it must have been thrilling for HIS READERS BACK THAN HOWEVER THE readers back than however the wasn t ind 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 Theymeet again after being apart for six years they different 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 different aspects of the same person Very soon though the huge gap between our modern sensibilities and dear 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 Loveknot (Welcome to Tyler, 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 described as simpletons as Victorians would have seen them but focus is mainly on three friends swaggering around with their guns andilling unsuspecting wild animals while they are drinking water from a pond or playing with each other Gorilla Elephants Giraffe you name it they all get The Perfect Blend 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 do without the hunter His museums would be almost empty and hisnowledge would be extremely limited On the other hand if there were no naturalists the hunter instead of being the hero who dares every im. 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.