Beatrice and Virgil


Author: Yann Martel

Published: 2010

About Beatrice and Virgil: A frustrated writer meets a taxidermist who has been working on a play.

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Reviews of Beatrice and Virgil

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, 12 April 2010
"misconceived and offensive"
Ellen Wernecke, AV Club, 15 April 2010
"The allegory for human memory and the power of the written word wrapped inside Beatrice And Virgil is insufferable."
Deirdre Donahue, USA Today, 16 April 2010
"This novel just might be a masterpiece about the Holocaust."
Romi Reads, 20 April 2010
"Those who prefer history to be left untouched by fictional hands will not like Beatrice and Virgil, but it's worth the read regardless."
James Grainger, Quill & Quire, May 2010
"Martel's prose is never boring, and his authorial voice is as playful, witty, and downright smart as ever."
Idioland, 1 June 2010
"One of the few redeeming features of this ugly novel is that Martel at least had the insight to prophesize its failure."
John Self, Asylum, 3 June 2010
"It's a confused mess."
Marie, Boston Bibliophile, 15 June 2010
"My own opinion shifted significantly on the second reading"
Geranium Cat's Bookshelf, 4 August 2010
"It's also a courageous attempt to deal with one of the most difficult periods in our recent past and, if you are open to its challenges, I believe you will find it rewarding."
Sam Sattler, Book Chase, 17 August 2010
"I come down on the side of those who loved it"


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Added 06 February 2011.
Updated 23 August 2013.