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With one poacher's bullet, a young woman's life is tragically taken and her mother's is shattered forever. Thus begins Gone Wild, Hall's electrifying new novel, which penetrates the lush, sultry jungles of Africa and Malaysia to explore the mercenary slaughter of animals--and to expose the savagery and humanity in us all.
Posted July 25, 2002
This is one of those books that are hard to rate. On the one hand, the subject matter is greatly relevant in today's day and age. The idea of near-extinct animals being hunted and the sacrifices that those devoted to preserving them regularly make is a conflict rife for drama. Even murder/mystery-type drama. <p> On the other, the plot has so many elements lifted from other books that one needs a little hint as to what the book was about to be able to say 'Oh yeah, that book, that's the one with the animals and that woman, right?' <p> Of course, the fact that one remembers the animals and 'that woman' mean that in some ways the book is (on some 'not the great american novel, but not the Weekly World News either' level) worth a read. <p> To sum up, read it on the beach. Enjoy the romp of murder mystery that it is. When you're done, think about the issues it raises and try to remember the animals and that woman.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 23, 2009
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