The High Mountains of Portugal

51DeunndZnLI adored Life of Pi, and was excited to see that Yann Martel had a new book. The High Mountains of Portugal is made up of three intertwining stories. First is the story of a museum archivist, who finds a journal and goes up into the mountains to discover something about what he reads in the journal. Second is the story of a pathologist who has to do a very unusual autopsy. Third is the story of a Canadian politician who befriends an ape. While the second story was my least favorite, most odd, and required skimming, overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and had a unique tone. It won’t be for everyone, but if you are a fan of Martel’s, I think you will like it.

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