Waiting for Martel: The Absurdity of Beatrice and Virgil (Advance Review Copy)

The protagonist of Yann Martel’s new novel is Henry, a writer whose literary path closely resembles Martel’s own.  Like Life of Pi, Henry’s first book is a fable with animals cast as the main characters.  It has been extremely successful.  Not surprisingly,  his next book follows the same formula – another fable with animals.  This time about the Holocaust. Beatrice and Virgil begins at a … Continue reading Waiting for Martel: The Absurdity of Beatrice and Virgil (Advance Review Copy)