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Loved it back then Now Not so sure about the cruelness in finding happiness in hunting gorillas. British imperialism at its worst. 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 excitement 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 writer.I giggled with joy when Ralph, Peterkin and Jack meet again, after being apart for six years they are 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 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 and killing 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 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 his knowledge would be extremely limited On the other hand, if there were no naturalists, the hunter instead of being the hero who dares every imaginable species of danger, in order to procure specimens and furnish information that will add to the sum of human knowledge 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 case of the great American ornithologist Audubon, that is best of all. , , The Coral Island has long been a favourite children s book of mine so I was delighted to discover this little know sequel 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 quite boring to read The concept of killing 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 describe the 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. 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 very disturbing A new favorite book of mine. A fun, entertaining sequel 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, I was surprised, andwell, I look forward to readingof Ballantyne s books If only he wrote a third book about these guys I read this sequel to The Coral Island on kindle review here , having already requested 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 d write a story about what teenage boys would really be like, if they found themselves stranded on a deserted island.My library had trouble getting a copy, the first one arrived in such poor condition that they sent it back, and requested 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 requested it p Finished that today 1 10 19 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 ^DOWNLOAD KINDLE ⇘ The Gorilla Hunters ↡ In This Exciting Sequel 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 Hunters 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 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 Journey