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Jock of the Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick (2009-04-30)

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  • By Blikoor on March 12, 2011

    I don't know how I missed this when ordering, I recall looking through the descriptions, etc. before ordering.This is a copy of the original book, made by General Books ([...]) and in the front, where copyright information usually are, it says the following:"We made this book exclusively for you using patented Print on Demand technology."It goes on to tell you they scan the book, convert it to text using OCR, and that they omit all illustrations. It admits that there may be footnotes in the text, typos and other issues. All of that is true. The list of illustrations are blended in with the text, there are no chapters. Quotation marks and apostrophes are almost randomly inserted, making it hard to distinguish speech attributed to one of the characters and speech patterns. There are no chapters.If you are a scholar, you can make excuses for this and spend time to decipher the book. If you are buying this book for a child wishing to read the story of "Jock of the Bushveld," then you should not buy this book, kids can't parse this book and it is a meaningless jumble of text. I believe that even an adult may find it hard to read this for enjoyment.

  • By jacque wright on October 22, 2015

    This is a story of a dog told by his owner in South Africa in the time when goods were transported by oxen and wagons. Jock's master is a transporter--oxen train operator- and they travel through the bushveld hunting to supplement their food along the route. I enjoyed the description of the various wild animals and terrain. Jock is a loyal companion and always ready to hunt and defend his master. The whole book is tinged with sadness for me because the narrator is talking about their experiences in the past tense. You know that Jock is no longer with us. Maybe because I have an older dog, I kept wondering if this will be the chapter where Jock gets killed. This book took me to a place and time I never even imagined. I don't regret that I spent my time reading it. It has a glossary for the many Dutch and African words sprinkled in the text. This book was one the 5 best books about dogs suggested by an article in the Wall Street Journal.

  • By Javier Gonzalez Sanchez on June 24, 2011

    I had been looking for this "hard-to-come-across-book" for a long time and to my great disappointment the first thing I see as I open it is an editor's note in which it states that this IS NOT THE ORIGINAL but and edited edition in which "language has been modernised" and all "prejudicial racial references" have been eliminated.It shouldn't have been touched, not even in the least. Jock of the Bushveld and Percy Fitzpatrick's views/opinions and language are a product of the country, the time and the society in which the action is set. We can find the language outdated and the racial opinions of the time outrageous and unacceptable nowadays but that's how the book was written. An editor's note should have better warned the reader about it, not changed the book.Editing books is, to say the least, a terrorist attack on literature. That would be like editing and redacting Robert Burns' Tam O' Shanter, Cervantes' Quixote or Shakespeare's Othello because the language is strange & inaccessible or there are sexual references in them. If you want a "clean" version for kids buy the bl***y Disney movie, but please DO NOT RUIN ANY MORE BOOKS. (I wonder what'd they've done to Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom).Though, in purity, I should say it's all my fault. I didn't read the part were it says it is for ages 9-12. Should have read better (and thoroughly).

  • By Kindle Customer on October 28, 2016

    Supposed to be a classic dog story, but not one that captured me. I didn't get past the beginning. But, I think that was just me, and the book being so old and of a "non-modern" language style.

  • By Echo Mama on April 29, 2014

    Loved this story so much. It was so much about Jock the dog we came to love. It was written to bring you on a roller coaster ride of emotions with so much description. If you do read this book which I totally recommend then do not see the movie. It is nothing about Jock and only a love story about the owner for a woman and not the bonding relationship he has with his dog. If you are not a dog owner you will want to be after reading this book. It is very descriptive of the old South Africa.

  • By Memory Eckard on June 8, 2015

    Not an easy read and very gruesome in details of hunting.

  • By marlene on September 20, 2016

    Will I ever finish this book. Story goes on and on. Took several chapters to figure out it takes place in Africa.Thought I'd enjoy reading about a dog but this was ordeal.

  • By Kk on October 15, 2015

    An intriguing look into the backstory of the settling of South Africa along with the strong relationship of man and animal.

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