Thursday, February 29, 1996

The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon

by Jim Corbett

An account of Corbett's experiences hunting tigers and in one instance a leopard.  The man personifies the typical pulp hero – utterly without fear, nonchalantly heroic and replete with amusing foibles, like absolutely craving a smoke and a nice hot cuppa tea even while waiting on a tree branch with rifle in hand in the dead of night for the man-eating tiger to come that way.  If these stories hadn't been true, they wouldn't be worth reading, but as it is, I was impressed, to say the least.

four stars

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