Taming the Tiger is the amazing real-life story of Tony Anthony. I was recommended this book by a friend and it was well worth the read! If you want a book that covers Kung-Fu, bodyguard fights, prison, finding God, prison again and then missionaries then this is the book for you (no spoilers, that’s all in the blurb!) I also don’t need to put a blurb on this for you because that description just about covers it…
This book gets 4/5 for how put-down-able it was. The first two thirds of the book was absolutely amazing, full of stories that seem unbelievable to have happened to just one person! Towards the end though it got a bit hard-hitting Christian and harder to read which I found a massive shame.
I give Taming The Tiger 4/5 for characters. Obviously the ‘characters’ are all real and so it seems a bit mean to judge them on how much we found them interesting. Tony was a fascinating person to follow in the book and his perseverance in prison was absolutely inspiring.
This book gets 5/5 for originality. Obviously, from what I’ve said, the book is more than just your average auto-biography and everything in it is so amazing that Tony Anthony should have had five lives to cover all of it, not just one.
Overall, I give this book 4/5. Although the end is a bit too Christian and religious, the rest of the story was amazingly inspiring.
Thank you for reading my review and my next review will be Inkdeath (the third and final part of the trilogy I’ve been reviewing during this blog). I would highly recommend Taming The Tiger to everyone because although the religious element may be a bit overwhelming, the amazing life that Tony has led was worth the rest of it!