Friday, August 23, 2013

The Call of the Maneater

     Well, I was off today so naturally it has rained all morning and is pouring right now complete with rumbles of thunder. Spent the morning in the shop working on some odds and ends things. I came in for lunch and I thought I'd show off my new vintage man-eater book. As some of you old time followers may remember I collect old hunting books. Especially those that are about man-eaters. You can read about it here if you're also really bored today. 
     I recently acquired a new one by Kenneth Anderson named The Call of the Maneater and published in 1961. It contains eight chapters of Mr. Anderson telling about his encounters with man-eating tigers and leopards in India. I've competed two chapters so far. It is very well written and hard to put down but I like to read the books in small sections so I can enjoy them longer. Below is a pic of the book. I always find the covers of the old books the be interesting.
     P.S. I know the stove needs to be polished. Just trust me it's on my honey do list ;). And no it's not getting polished today. I'm not that bored.


TexWisGirl said...

sounds like a good way for you to spend a rainy day off - the reading, not the polishing. :)

Nancy said...

What a great cover -- looks like something I would have read back in the day.

I think your bricks look fine. :)

Trailblazer said...

Never heard of this book before.... I imagine you've read the stuff by Jim Corbett? Those are interesting reads (from a standpoint of wildlife/human interactions, but also history).

Jeremy said...

I still think The Man-eaters of Tsavo (Patterson) was the scariest book I ever read as a youngster. For weeks after reading it my dad would need to check under the bed before I went to sleep! Even though the nearest lions were some hours drive away I figured they could cover significant distances - particularly at night!

Trailblazer said...

The Patterson book is a classic (and I agree is unnerving). Again....also interesting from a historical standpoint. The world was such a different place back then.