I read this book myself years ago and loved it, but I'd forgotten since then exactly how the plot worked itself out. Nicholas Evans' books can't be beat for drawing you in and holding you captive until the very end. I'd match "The Loop" against "The Smokejumper" (my favorite of Evans' books) for excitement and falling in love with the characters---especially the wolves.
This book was alright I think if it was the unabridged version it would have been easier to follow and more entertaining.
Tragic, true-to-life story. Easy to understand, hard to face. I want to give it a 4 because it really stirred my passion for animals. But, because Buddism is the religion of choice for some of the main characters, it was far more tragic than the author even intended it to be, to me. Then, at the end, a lot has been lost, and there is very little hope for marriage and family for persons involved.
"Nicholas Evans is also the author of The Horse Whisperer, the #1 bestseller that has enthralled millions of readers around the world. He lives in London, where he is at work on his next novel. "