It was a fun book I have always enjoyed Lawrence s writing, and his firsthand account style makes it so much engaging than similar, but third person, stories This doesn t rank at the top of my list of Lawrence books because it was too much of a novel fiction account Something I have come to love about his books is the firsthand nature of the story which this had and his simple personal account, his thoughts and feelings at the time of each encounter something I missed in this book Despite this last point, I still love it for what it was and would recommend it to other nature and wildlife lovers out there. Worldwide Naturalist And Author Of The Acclaimed In Praise Of Wolves, RD Lawrence Offers A Gripping Novel Of The Hunted Turning Upon The Hunter The North American Wilderness Serves As The Backdrop In This Electrifying Story Of Suspense And Survival, As A Magnificent And Dangerous White Puma Relentlessly Stalks The Men Who Have Taken His Family And Now Seek His Death Never since Tiger for Malgudi have i read another gripping story from the wildlife Magnificient. Although this story got unlikely by the page, it is impossible not to like it I found myself cheering for the pumas and hoping against hope that none would get killed even though the mother s death had already been predicted it was inevitable that the white male kitten would survive note title , but the fact that he grew to trust some humans and hate others well, it IS a novel The many confrontations with bears in which he never got a scratch also seems improbable, but what do I know about pumas bears wolves marmots wolverines NOT MUCH Well, I probably know than I did before I read the book, but still The conservationists showed up just in time to save Cousins and Taggert again, somewhat improbable, but it was either that or bloodshed. It really is rare to find a quality naturalistic animal story that tries everything it can to NOT humanize the animal protagonist This is one of those books, and it exceeded my expectations in telling the story of an albino puma from birth to beyond It s a bit like an anti White Fang in that regard, especially with the chapters involving the hunters. Awesome wildlife story, so awesome that I can t believe it was only published in 1990 and not 30 years earlier Because it definitely fits right in with all those classics, and only improves by being noticeably longer. I read it so many times that the book actually got some loose sheets This book captivated me, despite the redundancy of the word spoor That is literally its only flaw for me The book struck a clear, strong note in me.
R.D Lawrence was a Canadian naturalist and wildlife author Born aboard ship in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Spain on September 12, 1921, he moved to Canada in 1954 RD Lawrence died of Alzheimer s on November 27, 2003 in Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada.RD Lawrence s many books are published in 26 countries and 15 languages and take us to animal habitats far from humans to the boreal fo
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- The White Puma: A Novel
- R.D. Lawrence
- 18 January 2019 R.D. Lawrence