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Dec.17.2012
by J.R. Wagner       Previously I wrote a post on my thoughts on the book by Yann Martel. Read it HERE if you're interested.   I was fortunate enough to see the film, directed by the great Ang Lee, last night. Ang Lee, whose breakout film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (great...
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Dec.03.2012
by J.R. Wagner   Click on cover to visit illustrator's blog -very cool!       This is Not a review! Well...if you twist your head slightly while reading this post you may think it is a review...but it's not!   And for the record, I finished this book well before the...
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May.09.2010
  Spiegel & Grau Look to Indies to Boost Martel by Judith Rosen When The New York Times and The Washington Post slammed Canadian author Yann Martel’s new novel, Beatrice and Virgil, publisher Spiegel & Grau called on independents for help. Not that the book has been doing bad, USA Today...
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May.06.2010
Although this transcript is verbatim, it is interesting to watch. Question: How do you deal with bad reviews? Yann Martel:  It’s hard.  Just today I got a bad review of my book in the New York Times.  The day it comes out, I’m in New York, the Goddamn New York Times gives me a terrible review.  It...
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Apr.21.2010
Yann Martel Takes a Critical Hit for Beatrice & Virgil   By Jason Boog on Apr 20, 2010 02:00 PM As Yann Martel's new novel Beatrice and Virgil hit shelves last week, it drew heavy criticism from reviewers around the country. Interestingly enough, after 29 reviews on Amazon last Friday,...
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Mar.02.2010
Barack Obama Sends Fan Mail to Yann MartelBy Jason Boog on Mar 01, 2010 01:23 PM Today novelist Yann Martel posted a piece of fan mail he received from President Barack Obama. The president wrote: "My daughter and I just finished reading Life of Pi together. Both of us agreed we prefer the...
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Aug.31.2009
This is my first blog post on RedRoom :)  All the lit news are buzzing about Yann Martel's new project called "What is Stephen Harper Reading?" - you can see it at www.whatisstephenharperreading.ca - it strikes me as being a bit brash and gimmicky and it makes me wonder if Harper will...