Review: “Yoga” by Emmanuel Carrère

Tapola, Matti, kuvaaja 1974 Tapola, Matti, kuvaaja 1974. Collection: JOKA Journalistinen kuva-arkisto Matti Tapolan kokoelma. Organisation: Finnish Heritage Agency.

Like Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping or Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, Emmanuel Carrère’s Yoga has the merit of not living up to the promise of its title. The disgruntled reviews from readers online would attest as much. Yoga was not the informative introduction that they’d paid good money for; it was not what they were expecting. More importantly, it was not the book the author expected to write either…

Read the full article in the October-November issue of The London Magazine.