More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
Ratings and Reviews (20 404 star ratings
20 reviews
)

Overall rating

3.6 out of 5
404
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Stars
119 120 95 39 31

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Reviews

  • 16 person found this review helpful

    16 people found this review helpful

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Animals, Lost Love and the Search for Home

    In his new novel, Yann Martel returns to magic realism in three interwoven stories about lost love and the journeys taken to reclaim the past. In order to move forward, Tomas must struggle with a car he does not know how to drive, Dr. Lozora must perform an unconventional autopsy, and Peter must learn to live with a chimpanzee. While I enjoyed the sense of inevitability created by the repeating characters, emotions, and locations, Martel is often heavy-handed with his metaphors and religious pondering (although I loved the comparison of Jesus’s life to an Agatha Christie murder mystery). The captivating elements of this novel – the gentle magic realism, the eccentric ways of coping with grief, the unknown connection between the characters – are sometimes weighed down in heavy prose, but I have not been able to stop thinking about this book since I finished it.
  • 6 person found this review helpful

    6 people found this review helpful

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Well worth your time.

    I really enjoyed this novel. It reads quietly, gently, beautifully, and with just the right amount of magic.
  • 3 person found this review helpful

    3 people found this review helpful

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Rather a bizarre story

    I didn't feel that the ending adequately ties up the strange story line. I was left with more than a little confusion. The book has some portions which were interesting and which could have evolved into a memorable story.
  • 2 person found this review helpful

    2 people found this review helpful

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    The High mountains of potugal

    Rather a waste of time , as a novel . Enjoyed very much Life of Pi, but this one should stay on the bookshelf. Lovely use of the English language in "The High Mountains" but does not compensate for the futility of the plot.
  • 1 person found this review helpful

    1 people found this review helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    The High Mountains of Portugal

    Although the novel starts off a little slowly as Tomas begins his journey to the high mountains of Portugal following the diary of Father Uisses that he found among documents at the National Museum of Ancient Art where he works. The story really picks up once he leaves Lisbon and draws you into his adventures as he searches for an artifact, who’s location is only hinted at in the diary. Events at the end of his journey tie into the story's second and third sections in a most unique way. By the end it was increasingly difficult to put the book down. Another fine novel from Yann Martel.
404

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • TABLETS
  • WINDOWS