If you haven’t read The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant, rush out the door today and get a copy. It’s amazing. And while you’re at it, you might as well grab his new book, The Tiger, which hits book stores TODAY.

And while you’re at it, you should come and see John Vaillant read sections from the gripping non-fiction account of an enormous bloodthirsty tiger that stalked a man IN PERSON. John will be joining us for Mountainfilm in Aspen on Friday evening. Buy tickets here.

Brad Pitt has already optioned the book. When the film (directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Guillermo Arriaga , the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Babel) hits the screens, you can say you heard about it here first.