This may just be the shortest review I ever write. The book is The Elephant’s Journey by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago (translated from Portugese by Margaret Jull Costa). There’s very little to describe in terms of plot. It’s 1551. The King of Portugal sends his cousin, the Archduke Maximilian, an elephant named Solomon as a wedding gift. With the elephant goes his Indian mahout, … Continue reading “Well, it isn’t every day that an elephant appears in our lives”.