A few weeks ago I mentioned that a new book was forthcoming by Yann Martel, author of the excellent book Life of Pi. The new book, Beatrice and Virgil, was reviewed recently by Ron Charles at the Washington Post. According to Mr. Charles, "Beatrice and Virgil is so dull, so misguided, so pretentious that only the prospect of those millions of "Pi" fans could secure the interest of major publishers and a multimillion-dollar advance."
I sense that he doesn't care for the book. Read the rest of the review here.