Life of Pi Paperback – May 1 2003
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I really liked the ending of the book, particularly the last few chapters; it made me critically analyze the entire novel and see all the events from a new perspective. This is one of those books that, after you have read the last page, require time to digest before moving on to another book. I almost liked the book more after I had finished it than I did while I was reading it. Overall, recommended.
Though I found Pi's views on the lives of zoo animals a bit off (in fact they made me not WANT to like the book!), he is an incredibly endearing, smart character whom I could not help respecting and rooting for. He is a teenage boy - a practicing Christian, Muslim AND Hindu (all at the same time - much to the consternation of his family and various religious mentors)who escapes a sinking ship in a lifeboat shared by an orangutan, a hyena and a tiger.
Pi and the tiger survive for 227 amazing days in the lifeboat (during which they make an amazing 'botanical' discovery worthy of Star-Trek in its Mr. Spock days) before landing on the coast of Mexico. There Pi provides the authorities two different explanations for his amazing survival.
It's up to you to decide which one is true...
Really worth reading, "Life of Pi" stands out brightly amongst the novels I've read in the past few years, and I'll be recommending it for years to come.
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I watched the movie and loved it. Since books are almost always better than the movies, I bought the book, expecting it to be even better. How could it not? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gsauve
The prints of these books are not great. Book three, within the novel, is printed twice. One is correct one is not.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The life of Pi is a story of courage and survival.
It is a wonderfully written journey through life's struggle.
Life is a strange thing. All living things have a life, and it is up to them how they live it. The worth of a life is something no one should be in charge of, but some people... Read morePublished 5 months ago by TeenageRead
I enjoyed it. Much better than the movie, which was all about the visual effectsPublished 7 months ago by Michael P. Wiseman
I loved the first part of the book that discusses the different religions. The second part was really fun and quick to read.Published 8 months ago by PaolaG
An amazingly rich and creative tale, “Life of Pi” is the story of Piscine Molitor (Pi) Patel, a South Indian boy and his 227-day saga of survival while stranded on a lifeboat in... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rashmi Pluscec