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The Elephant Keeper by Christopher  Nicholson
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Aug 27, 2009

it was ok

I had to wait a couple of days after reading this book to post the review. It has now been three. And I still don’t know how I feel about the story. Which doesn’t leave a good taste in my mouth.

The story itself flows well. You get emotional about the elephants and how they live their daily lives. But for the main character, Tom, I could take him or leave him. There isn’t much depth into what he is about, and as the story unravels, even less so.

I am at a loss as to what to say about this book. It wasn’t horrible and it wasn’t great. It was just there. The writing was good (it follows how things were written in the 18th century which is when the story takes place). The story was pretty good, for the most part.

This is a book to get if you are into a slow, sad story dealing with the treatment of elephants. It’s good. I just wouldn’t run out to get it. In the end, it doesn’t stand out for me.
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