Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Review of Surviving Your Serengeti by Stefan Swanepoel

Surviving Your Serengeti is a simple book; which is good. It is an easy read, simple words, and easy concepts; all in all an easy read. This book chronicles a fictitious American couple in the midst of numerous, but not uncommon, life struggles and transitions; and their life-changing trip to the Serengeti in Africa. Their three day journey proves eye-opening as they meet an unexpected old friend who is now one with the Serengeti. This friend, Zachariah, leads this couple through the Serengeti step by step while introducing them to seven amazing animals which all possess different life skills which all can glean from. This book while interesting in concept is a bit contrived, and has no natural flow to it, fiction or not. It reads a bit like an over-scripted play with bad actors. If you are interested in knowing some cool facts about some native African animals and also enjoy a cool looking book jacket, this book is a good bet. But other than that I say,  "pass". 

To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review. The opinions expressed here are my own.