I finished this book this afternoon. The book was The Tiger and The Acrobat by Susanna Tamaro. The book is told from the point of view of a Siberian Tiger, from birth to death.
“Little tiger is not like other tigers. Not content to spend her days alone, roaming the snow forests of Siberia hunting prey, she prefers to ponder the ways of the world. One day, eager to discover her own place within it, she sets out on a remarkable journey to discover the secret of life, and to meet the creatures she has heard most about: humans.”
I found this book to be a beautifully written and moving story about a life of the tiger, it actually almost made me cry. The writing was almost poetic, it also hits on a deeply human level with it having a philosophical view, like the dealing with grief, loss, happiness, pleasure, uncertainty and loneliness.
The book also had some beautiful illustrations.
The character of Little Tiger was so beautiful, while I have only read one other book told from the point of view of an animal, I found this one to be more believable that its an animal as the main character. She continually asks questions and ponders her and other characters reactions and feelings, and why we feel these things, and why do these things happen.
I liked this book much more than I thought that I would, that shows that some times you should pick up some books that are not in your comfort zone. This book made me think, feel and question life in a new way, and also look at how an animal goes through life.
This particular part in the book really made me feel all the feelings:
I highly recommend this book, if you are looking for a quick, beautiful written book to read. If you want to know more about the book, feel free to write a comment and I will get back to you.