Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Six top novels set in just one place

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Kathryn Williams tagged six notable novels set in just one place, including:
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

It’s not so much the container for this bestselling novel (a lifeboat) as its occupants (a boy, an adult Bengal tiger, and briefly, a zebra, an orangutan, and a hyena) that drive the story, but without the raft, you’d have just another (spoiler alert) Boy Sublimates Horrific Experience into Alternate Narrative Where He Is a Tiger story.
Read about the other novels on the list.

Life of Pi is on Scott Greenstone's list of seven top allegorical novels, Sara Gruen's six favorite books list, the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on castaways, and John Mullan's list of ten of the best zoos in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue