Review: Beatrice and Virgil


Beatrice and Virgil
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

The Life of Pi is one of my all-time favorite books! I was SO excited about reading Beatrice & Virgil hoping for the same or similar at least depth. Perhaps this had it, perhaps not. I felt like the whole book was attempting to ‘set the plot’ and then all of a sudden at the end it all blows up in your face within a matter a few pages! Literally!

I felt confused and what is this all about through the whole book…. I felt that it jumped around a lot and really lacked a plot. The story within the story is about a donkey and a monkey that live on a shirt – not kidding. They end up somehow being survivors of the holocaust and the taxidermist who is the writer of the story was a torturer within Hitler‘s realm.

The ending felt like the editor had put pressure on Mr. Martel and he hurried and tried to close the story. I was upset and vexed most the story and especially at the end. I don’t recommend this one at all! If you like Martel previously this one might put a hiccup in your love for him. 😐

Either all this or I don’t have a deep enough conscience to comprehend all the subliminal messages

(Actually Finished July 16th 2013)

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