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Whatever You Do, Don't Run by Peter Allison
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May 17, 2012

it was amazing
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Read in May, 2012

Botswana--where most of this book is set--is in the minds of readers of the Precious Ramotse books, but this safari guide focuses on the animals of and tourists to that beautiful country. From the blase Germans to the Japanese man obsessed with photographer, from the disappearing Englishman to the man who thinks that the lions might be the means to a perfect murder, Allison has seen them all. He likes many of the guides, including some of the Botswanans, and includes a brief history of the founding of modern Botswana--not much, but more than I'd known before--but it was the lure of the animals that drew him to Africa, and that kept him there for many years. This is not a sentimental book: Animals are killed and the guides do not intervene. But it's a really interesting, well-written read.
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