TIGER Burning Bright

Knopf’s major nonfiction title of the season, The Tiger by John Vaillant received several stellar reviews over the weekend. About a rare man-eating tiger (the book claims that he was actually a premeditated killer) in a remote area of Siberia, the book is likely to receive more media attention in the upcoming week. Several libraries are showing holds.

Washington Post; “ to those of us who love the embattled cat, The Tiger offers the emotional satisfaction of Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill — with the tiger in the role of Uma Thurman’s vengeful bride. But the characters in this book, both human and tigrine, are more nuanced.”

Seattle Times, ‘The Tiger’: John Vaillant’s mesmerizing tale of a man-eating tiger, vengeance …; “For readers who enjoy literary nonfiction, think of Vaillant as a younger version of John McPhee, but on steroids.”

San Francisco Chronicle; “…offers readers a shiver-inducing portrait of a predator that has been revered – and feared – like no other animal.”

It was also a fall pick by librarians at BEA’s Shout & Share and by independent booksellers as for the September Indie Next list.

The book is also in development as a film by Random House Films, with a projected release date some time in 2011.

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
John Vaillant
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2010-08-24)
ISBN / EAN: 0307268934 / 9780307268938

Random House Audio; 9780307715074; $40.00

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