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Life of Pi Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001 The protagonist, Piscine Molitor Pi Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

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10 thoughts on “Life of Pi

  1. Eva Eva says:

    It is not so much that The Life of Pi, is particularly moving although it is It isn t even so much that it is written with language that is both delicate and sturdy all at once which it is, as well And it s certainly not that Yann Martel s vision filled passages are so precise that you begin to feel the salt water on your skin even though they are It is that, like Bohjalian and Byatt and all of the great Houdini s of the literary world, in

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  3. Trevor Trevor says:

    I found a lot of this book incredibly tedious I tend to avoid the winners of the Man Booker they make me a little depressed The only Carey I haven t liked won the Booker Oscar and Lucinda , I really didn t like the little bit of Vernon God Little I read and I never finished The Sea despite really liking Banville s writing So, being told a book is a winner of the Booker tends to be a mark against it from the start, unfortunately.I m going to have to assu

  4. Mary Mary says:

    It s not that it was bad, it s just that I wish the tiger had eaten him so the story wouldn t exist.I read half of it, and felt really impatient the whole time, skipping whole pages, and then I realized that I didn t have to keep going, which is as spiritual a moment as I could hope to get from this book.

  5. Kirstine Kirstine says:

    I was extremely surprised by this book Let me tell you why it s a funny story On the Danish cover it says Pi s Liv Pi s Life , but I hadn t noticed the apostrophe, so I thought it said Pis Liv Piss Life and I thought that was an interesting title at least, so perhaps I should give it a go So I did And what I read was not at all what I had expected I thought it was a book about a boy in the Indian slums or something It actually wasn t until I looked up the book in Eng

  6. Malbadeen Malbadeen says:

    Sift a pinch of psychology with a scant tablespoon of theology, add one part Island of the Blue Dolphin with two parts philosophy, mix with a pastry blender or the back of a fork until crumbly but not dry and there you have Pi and his lame o, cheesed out, boat ride to enlightenment.Actually I liked the beginning of this book loved Pi s decleration and re naming of himself, his adding religions like daisy s to a chain, and was really diggin on the family as a whole and the

  7. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    The beginning is rough.It s all like Why do we keep going on and on about religion Where s the boat Where s the tiger Stop and enjoy the roses The book will get to the tiger part when it wants to Young Pi Piscine Pi Patel spends the first part of the book joining the Christian, Muslim and Hindu faiths It s not a matter of he can t choose a religion it s that he is able simultaneously believe in all of them The philosophical musings and religious prose provide an extremely interest

  8. Jesse Jesse says:

    Life of Pi was a fairly engaging story in terms of plot and character, but what made it such a memorable book, for me at least, was its thematic concerns Is it a story that will make you believe in God, as Pi claims I m not sure I d go that far, but I would recommend it to people who enjoy thinking about the nature of reality and the role of faith in our lives To me, the entire thrust of the book is the idea that reality is a story, and therefore we can choose our own story as the author

  9. Annalisa Annalisa says:

    I read this book two years ago, but when we discussed it this month for book club, I remembered how much I liked it A good discussion always ups my appreciation of a novel as does an ending that makes me requestion my givens in the story I find myself reading contradictory interpretations and agreeing with both sides That s the beauty of symbolism as long as you back up your cause, it s plausible.Initially it took me several weeks to get into the book The beginning reads like a textbook with i

  10. Adrian Rush Adrian Rush says:

    No need to reinvent the wheel Here s my .com review It doesn t matter whether what you tell people is truth or fiction, because there s no such thing as truth, no real difference between fantasy and reality, so you might as well go with the interesting story That s Life of Pi in a nutshell Sorry to spoil it for anyone who hasn t read it yet Remember that season of the TV series Dallas that turned out to be just a dream That s kind of how you feel after you ve invested hours of your time reading page

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