miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

The Girl Who Tweaked Two Lions’ Tails -- A Review

The Girl Who Tweaked Two Lions’ Tails by Pierre Van Rooyen

Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari

The image of a young girl “talking down” a lion sets the tone for the intensity of this wonderful African story by Pierre Van Rooyen.

The geographical descriptions are vivid, and the plight of the survivors of an airplane crash in the Zambezi Valley is so compelling that I must admit feeling physically tired by the end of the survival quest.

A quote from the novel tells us what kept the group bound together under the leadership of a very special teenager: “…in Africa, where white, black, pink, yellow, brown are thrown together cheek by jowl, the races have to work together peaceably and in harmonious accord if they are to achieve anything worthwhile together.

Van Rooyen is also the author of Saturdays are Gold, another African adventure I enjoyed very much. I am definitely a follower of this writer.


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