Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel Reviews
Description:ISBN 1847677673 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Yann Martel / Paperback / 224 Pages / Book is published 2011-07-07 by Canongate Books Ltd
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by - written on 05/04/13, updated on 04/01/14 (Very useful, 86 readings)
Yann Martel is a successful Canadian author whose second novel became bestseller. Several years later he is now returning with his newest book, an experiment in literature pertaining to the Holocaust. Henry is a successful Canadian author whose second novel became bestseller. Several years later he is now returning with his newest book, an experiment in literature pertaining to the Holocaust. Beatrice and Virgil, Yann Martel's newest novel contains the story of Henry, also an author. For Beatrice and Virgil is a study in parallels in as much as the 19,000 blank, concrete stelae that make up Berlin's Holocaust Memorial are. Martel has ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/08/11 (Very useful, 68 readings)
~Introducing Henry~ Henry is a writer with a couple of successful novels behind him which brings him the genteel recognition of his readers and numerous letters from respectful 'fans'. His latest attempt to wow the literary world is a 'flip book' - twin books presented upside down from each other with no indication how you should read it. Henry thinks he's being clever - it's half a fictional account of the Holocaust and half a long academic essay on the same subject. You have wonder why he was surprised when the editor and other worthies gave his manuscript a big thumbs down. In shock Henry persuades his wife to move away with him to an unnamed big city where ... Read the complete review
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