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Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel

6 Ratings: 0.7
A book by Yann Martel.

Yann Martel on Animals and the Holocaust in Beatrice and Virgil I often get asked the question why I use animals in my stories. Life of Pi was set in a zoo and featured a number of animals, and animals once again play a prominent role in my new novel, … see full wiki

Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
4 reviews about Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel
review by . August 17, 2010
The first thing you need to know about "Beatrice and Virgil" is that it is not for everyone. Many will find it to be moving and unforgettable; probably an equal number will be bored with it, even to the point of not finishing it. It is that kind of novel. The second thing you need to know is that it is a difficult novel to review without lessening its potential impact on the reader. Reviewers need to be particularly careful with this one because, the less readers know about the book's details going …
review by . December 10, 2010
   The subtitle of this post should be something like “In which I explain my ambivalence about a book I REALLY wanted to love. But meh.” Published April 13, 2010 by Spiegel & Grau (a RandomHouse imprint) Nine years after Life of Pi (which, by the way, completely rocked my world), Yann Martel brings us Beatrice and Virgil, one of the most anticipated novels of the year. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most disappointing. And believe me, this is not the review I …
review by . March 20, 2010
As a fan of the author's previous novel, Life of Pi, I ordered this novel with high expectations. Like Life of Pi, Beatrice and Virgil centers around animals and has a strange and a surreal feel to it; in this book, strange is taken to new heights.       The entire book consists of vists between two Henrys who live in the same town: one is the author of a long-ago famous novel and the other is a sullen taxidermist. The latter has written the former and asked for help with a play …
Quick Tip by . July 22, 2010
Didn't live up to Martel's first book The Life of Pi.
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