Essays and stories of big game hunting, by a novelist who has written many fictional thrillers and highly romantic tales. An entertaining introduction charts the traits that a man must have, an unconventional and amusing analysis. Then there are exciting stories of tracking and shooting game in the jungles of Burma and India and South Africa. There are stories in sharp contrast to Jim Corbett, as the hunter, quaking in his books, is a central and defined character. His thrills lie largely in the telling. There are stories of guides and the thrills of hunting, which would make it an appealing book for sportsmen. Escape reading.