- Author Lawrence Anthony
The title of this book made me think it might be a bit wishy-washy, but the great thing about it is the author addresses that straight away. There are some moments of connection between man and elephant that aren’t explainable but they are treated in a matter-of-fact fashion that I appreciated.
Thus, the story of a herd of mistreated being rescued and brought back to life by Lawrence Anthony takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, with brief asides into the life and running of a giant African reserve packed with animals of all kinds. From the hectic storms that burst the river banks, to dealing with poachers, through crocodile attacks and negotiating with nearby tribes for the future of the land, it’s a packed story that grabs you right by the heart and draws you in.
It’s not a place I would particularly want to visit, and it’s not a life I can ever imagine living, but it’s a great book that gets me as close as I need to appreciate the efforts contained within.