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Book Review

Martel misses badly on Holocaust allegory

By Amanda Katz
April 21, 2010

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Whiny, twee, and egregiously ill-conceived, this third novel by the author of “Life of Pi’’ is nominally an allegory about the Holocaust. In reality, however, it asks us to accept both genocide and the torture of animals as mere metaphors for the book’s real concern: why the author of a “Life of Pi’’-esque bestseller can’t get support for his ill-conceived ... (Full article: 610 words)

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