Beatrice and Virgil
Author: Yann Martel
About Beatrice and Virgil: A frustrated writer meets a taxidermist who has been working on a play.
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 29 March 2013.