The Magical Realism of Life of Pi

The Magical Realism of Life of Pi
Review by Margie Taylor

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Beautiful Mystery on a Roll

Louise Penny's latest Inspector Gamache mystery is out and rolling up all the prizes and the excellent reviews.  Penny works hard, not only as a writer but as a superb marketer.  Right now she is on an extensive book tour around the continent where she meets adoring fans.  And she has a great book to sell.
Chief Inspector Gamache and Inspector Beauvoir, of the Sûreté du Québec, go to a remote monastery where they encounter the monks, the murder and music so glorious it became known, through the centuries, as "the beautiful mystery."

Penny writes, "And now The Beautiful Mystery has been published, I get to imagine you holding the book, reading about the monks, about the chants, about Gamache trying to tease the truth out of a community of men who have spent lifetimes concealing how they really feel. He must get silent monks to speak. And he must, in the great silence, see that while they are not talking, these men are still communicating."

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