Friday

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

When Pi is sixteen, his family decides to emigrate from India to Canada aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. And there begins our adventure..

Although the story mostly revolves around Pi’s will to survive his 7 month long journey at sea, there are a lot of other thought-provoking elements. It contains elements of religion, philosophy, zoology, and biology.

With faith, this novel becomes all the more meaningful. It enables you to absorb the thoughts and emotion that Pi experiences. At the end of the book, when he presents two stories about what has happened to him, it is difficult to decide which of the two outcomes is true, and/or which of the two you prefer. I absolutely loved the ending of this book, it made me look at the story from a totally different perspective.

My favorite part were the instructions on how to dominate a Bengal tiger on a boat - this had me in stitches.

I will forewarn you though, it was a bit slow at first - but persevere and you will be awarded with a beautifully crafted and very vivid story of human nature and survival.

7 comments:

J. Kaye said...

Was this part of a group read? The reason I am asking is I've read like four reviews of this book in the last week...lol!

Nely said...

Nope, no challenge. Just got inspired by a recent review I read of it. It's been in my TBR stack for a while.

Beth F said...

This has been in my TBR for about a year! Your great review has made me want to read it *soon*! I'm on Inkdeath now.

Dar said...

Great review. Like Beth I've had this on my shelf for ages and wanted to read it. Your review makes me want to even more. I really do need to make a point of reading it this year.

Meg89 said...

Ditto on the needing to read Life of Pi. I received it as a Christmas present this year, but got overzealous with my library requests. My checked out stack got huge and Martel ended up at the bottom of the stack.

Note to self: put book back in visible place, where I will see it and want to pick it up.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

I've been wanting to read this forever. Thanks for the warning about the slow start, though. I'm too quick to put a book down if I don't know that it will get better and be worth it by the end!

jessi said...

I have had this on my TBR list for ages. I've also read some varying reviews (probably due to the slow start you mentioned). I really need to pick it up and read it already! :)

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