“The People in the Trees” by Hanya Yanagihara


Yet another contender in this year’s Tournament of Books. I’m off to a roaring start because there are a couple doorstops, and because I wisely chose a short book for one of my book groups this month,and the other book groups are reading ToB contenders. Woo! Geekjoy!

So, The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara is the memoir of a scientist who went to the tropics and discovered a tribe who’d learned how to cheat death. The scientist is a fascinating, flawed character, and the tale of the search for immortality, and the spectacular immoralities that go along with it, kept me tied up until the end.

Not for you if you don’t like books with characters you can’t be friends with. But if bat$hit crazy fictional monsters are up your alley, this book might be for you.

One Response to ““The People in the Trees” by Hanya Yanagihara”

  1. Steph Says:

    So glad you enjoyed this—I didn’t read nearly as much last year as I have in years previously but I did make time for this one and it was definitely one of my top 3 books of 2013. I don’t see it getting very far in the tourney, truthfully, but I’m glad it will likely find more readers regardless.