As I’ve mentioned before, I’m trying to read more non-fiction (and I haven’t been very successful). But once in a while I come across fantastic narrative non-fiction that is more exciting than many novels, and enlightening to boot. John Vaillant’s The Tiger is that kind of book.
Set in Russia’s Far East, a suspected poacher’s remains are found near his destroyed cabin. His body, and his belongings have been brutally destroyed. An investigation by Yuri Trush, the lead tracker and conservationist with Siberia’s Inspection Tiger, reveals that it was not a random attack: the tiger was methodical and seemingly vengeful.
With fascinating insight into Russia’s social history, as well as the magnificent, endangered Siberian Tiger, this is an engrossing, informative story of man and nature, and our struggle to coexist.
Learn more about the tigers at the author’s website: http://www.thetigerbook.com/.
Check out this video with the author: