I've been having large animals in my dreams ever since I finished reading Life of Pi a week ago. Last night it was a large dog and a black bear, attacking each other. Very ferocious.
It's a good book. The next time I picked up the book since last posting, the plot picked up and I couldn't stop reading. I read for 3 or 4 nights in a row until 2am until I finished it. [I love Christmas break.] I don't really wish to give a synopsis, and I'd recommend not reading the back cover.