Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Book Mark: Day 2 of Canada Reads 2012

Down to three books in the Canada Reads competition, following a rather disappointing debate today. The second casualty was John Valliant's The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival. The debate was disappointing in that the advocate for this book was, well, off-putting. And reading other blogs and forums, it seems that it was not just me who found the book's champion overly abrasive and a tad condescending. Unfortunate that the advocate may have been this book's undoing. Oh well--bring on Day 3 (go Shad)!

Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta. A team of trackers is dispatched to hunt down the tiger before it strikes again. They know the creature is cunning, injured, and starving, making it even more dangerous. As John Vaillant re-creates these extraordinary events, he gives us an unforgettable and masterful work of narrative nonfiction that combines a riveting portrait of a stark and mysterious region of the world and its people, with the natural history of nature’s most deadly predator.

No comments:

Post a Comment