Monday, September 5, 2011

25. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

by John Vaillant

At the beginning of the summer Powell's had a big summer book sale. I had already read and liked several of them so I took a chance on this one because it sounded good. It's about a tiger in far east Russia who stalks and eats people. It's really scary. It's non-fiction, in case you were wondering. Because that part of the story wouldn't make a whole book, there is a ton of interesting stuff in here about the area: ecosystem, politics, economy, culture, what happened to that area after Perestroika; plus a ton of interesting stuff about tigers, humans and predatory behavior. I thought it went on a little bit too long but it's a definite recommend.