I liked this book, which I read after seeing The Ghost and the Darkness
. The story was well written, and really captured the sense of terror that these people must have faced as they were stalked by these lions.
That said, I could not read this story without my modern sensibilities coming into play. The lions were just doing what lions do. They weren't devils with evil intent. They were animals wisely choosing to not expend precious energy chasing a gazelle when a man made a much easier target.
I was terrified along with the people in this story, and also horrified at the demise of these lions. Not that I think they should have been allowed to continue to eat humans for dinner, mind you.