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The Lions of Tsavo books and movie

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
The book by Colonel J.M. Patterson.
Hardcover: 346 pages
Publisher: Saint Martin's Press (Jan 1986)
Language English
ISBN: 0312510101

Other interesting book about it is:
The Lions of Tsavo: Exploring the Legacy of Africa's Notorious Man-Eaters.
Book written bij Bruce D. Patterson.
Hardcover: 324 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (Sep 2003)
Language English
ISBN: 0071363335

Romanticized Hollywood movie:
The Ghost And The Darkness [1996] [1997]
DVD ~ Michael Douglas
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
DVD Release Date: 3 Dec 2001
Run Time: 105 minutes

There have also been rumors in the Kenyan press that they are working or that there is the intention of the manking of a new movie taped in Kenya. I do not know anymore in which paper I read it nor do I know if they continued with the movie.

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Thanks so much for the very useful information! I've just ordered the original book, it includes 100 "original" pages with notes and sketches appearantly Laughing out loud

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Well, you've got to read Patterson's original non-fiction Maneaters of Tsavo first or the others probably won't make much sense. (prepare to do some skipping; some of his early chapters are a bit tedious, but when the book gets into the actual lion situation, be ready for gore.) The other two are about equal; I think it's a matter of preference and I personally liked Caputo's book a bit better. Stay away from the movie til you've read the original...

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So which book is the best to read? The newest for facts, the top one for entertainment? I've been to Tsavo and it was magical. Laughing out loud

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There is also another new book, "GHOSTS OF TSAVO," by Phillip Caputo, (ISBN-10: 0792241002 and ISBN-13: 978-0792241003) exploring WHY the lions in this region tend to be different in behavior (appetite?) and appearance (maneless males). Very good, very well written. Of course nowhere near as creepy as the original book. I thought the movie "The Ghost and the Darkness" was a pretty good thriller but didn't have much to do with reality...I suppose the character of Remington was inserted to give Michael Douglas something to do... Eye-wink

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