I haven't seen the movie yet, will probably wait for the video since I think it has gone through the dollar movie theater here. This was a book that came through PBS and I think it was part of a deal back a couple years ago before the movie was made. Since the movie, the book has had a kind of renewed popularity and I figured it was time for me to read.
Overall I liked it, interesting story and the ending makes you think that that is just what it was a story. I think the short quick story he told at the end about his mother & a cook is the real story but he cannot believe in that reality, especially as a child, so the story with the animals & especially the tiger became his reality. I am interested to know how or if the movie even touches on this. The book is very slow at the beginning laying groundwork that I am not really sure some of it adds to the story. This book took me much longer than normal, now I did pickup others & read during it also, but it didn't keep my interest enough to drive through it.
Glad I read it but really other than now wanting to sort of see the movie, I doubt much sticks with me. I have posted it on PBS and there are 5 WL for it so should be moving off shortly, I hope. I am still reading Once a Runner and should be finishing it soon. Also reading Miss Morissa by Mari Sandoz and just started a short story book Throw like a Girl. I hope I can find another book to start tonight as well.