Not sure as didn't read printed version.
The interesting correlations of examples to events I wouldn't normally put together.
Great inflection, character voices, speed
The last chapter
Seemed to be very slow paced book at first. Caught my full attention in the end!
Glad I listened.
I can't answer this.
The Taxidermist. Definetely. Maybe Henry, to another restaurant.
Virgil and Beatrice helped me understand. I hope it made me better.
.... where what is happening seems provocative and the story is developing nicely just as the alarm clock sounds and you're jolted awake with that disappointing feeling that you'll never get back to it?That's the way I felt when this book ended. And, no, the conclusion was not thought-provoking or mysterious. Just disappointing. This book really missed the interplay between the good and evil in human nature that Life of Pi had and doesn't seem to succeed in conveying any of its grander themes.
After listening to The Life of Pi, I've decided to buy all the listenings avalaible from this author. Even though the topic is gloomy, the narrative is interesting. I had a lot of pleasure in imagining the taxidermist's shop and the choice of Beatrice and Virgil as metaphors helped me with the reading. Martel certainly chose a very difficult subject but it is done with respect and a total new point of view that made the story original and noteworthy.
I had high expectations for this book. I am a big fan of Life of Pi. This book is a HUGE disappointment! It is a dark, depressing, sick book with no redeeming qualities. I kept listening, hoping it would get better. It never did.
I really liked this book. It definately wasnt what I was expecting, but I do love the symbolism and depth that this author writes with.
It made me really think more about how people are affected by situations and circumstances in their lives. amazing.
TERRIBLE BOOK. poor story line and very very dark! Nothing like Life of Pi. I
was hoping for another witty story but was so disappointed
I listened to the sample and then wanted to hear more. The story was interesting, I like the descriptions used in the book. Overall, the story was not what I expected and I was even a little disappointed in the end.
Glad I "read" it, but wouldn't "read" it again.
No, I would not. Ultimately, there are more questions than answers at the end. One never finds out WHY the taxidermist chooses Henry, or why the ending is as it is (not to spoil things). I never heard the name of WHAT city this takes place in (the reader's pronunciations suggest Canada), and for some reason that distracted me. I loved the characters of Beatrice and Virgil (who wouldn't?), ultimately, a very unsatisfying book.