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 Post subject: The Last Rhinos. Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence.
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:46 am 
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This book has left me sad for many reasons. Firstly, the death of Lawrence Anthony has left the world poorer. He was a couragous and uncompomising voice in the battle to save our wild life. A great loss, indeed.

The second reason is that I just don't understand cruelty.

I do not willingly pick up a book like this, as I know that I will spill many tears. This was however a book that I had to read, for the sake of the Rhinos.

The style is easy and the content gripping. It pulls the reader in at all levels.

Certainly a book worth putting on your reading list.

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 Post subject: Re: The Last Rhinos. Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence.
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MM, I just finished this book about an hour ago! Aside from the main topic and issues in the book, once again as with his other books, what really struck me was the courage of a big burly man's willingness to put his special feelings, thoughts, theories and interactions with both wild and domestic animals on paper and out there. Being based deeply in emotion and almost spiritual in nature it is not any man who can admit to and discuss these intimate feelings so publicly. He really blazed his own trail and stood true to himself and his principles and for that I really admire him.
I also highly recommend this book.

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 Post subject: Re: The Last Rhinos. Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence.
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Meandering Mouse, I have just bought that book on Saturday. Haven't started reading it yet, because there are two others that I must read before this one. Should make more time for reading! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The Last Rhinos. Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence.
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Will definately make a point of getting this book :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The Last Rhinos. Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence.
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Thank you for recommending this book MM, I will most definately put it on my wish list :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The Last Rhinos. Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence.
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I have this book and cannot wait to start reading.

Lawrence Anthony was an incredible man and his death is a great loss.

His other books are also incredible - the Elephant Whisperer had me in tears and fits of laughing. It's very well written and delivers such an amazing insight into the life of this gentle, kind man. The relationship he has with the elephants is enviable. I finished this book and immediately bought copies for friends and family.

His other book about saving Baghdad Zoo is also incredible and very recommended...not for the faint hearted but well worth reading.


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I have read The Last Rhinos, and can definitely recommend this book to any person with a love for animals! :thumbs_up:

Currently busy with The Elephant Whisperer, but I don't want it to finish, it is such a fantastic real life story. :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Last Rhinos. Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence.
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Hilda, I think that "The elephant whisperer" is in a league of its own. I have seldom read a book of such depth.

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I agree with everything that's been said about Lawrence Anthony, the man and his work. I loved The Elephant Whisperer but, despite the important message in The Last Rhinos, I can't say I enjoyed it nearly as much. That may have something to do with the fact that the ghost writer on the two books was a different person, but somehow there wasn't as much heart in it. Certainly a story worth telling, but don't go in expecting another Elephant Whisperer or you might be disappointed.


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 Post subject: Re: The Last Rhinos. Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence.
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I find that interesting, Annie R. "The Elephant whisperer" was quite poetic at times. I found a lot of focus on emotion. In "The Last Rhino" the details and facts seemed to stand out. That would make sense to me.

"The Elephant Whisperer" gave meaning. "The last Rhino" gave action.

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I have just finished reading this.

It really brought home what a struggle conservation is, in countries where humanity and human lives have no value.


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