Life of Pi
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for FictionPi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates... show more
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for FictionPi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America 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. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional-but is it more true?Life of Pi is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character puts it, to make you believe in God.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 3rd 2004
Publisher: Mariner Books / Harvest Books
Pages no: 401
Edition language: English
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Defiantly funny in the face of total devastation, but more than that, ever hopeful. I guess that last is the best part of strong faith. The important part. Inner piece and enduring hope. Here's the deal: I'm an agnostic. We get roasted inside *grin*. I could go a long while about the difference be...
Tym razem najpierw oglądnąłem film, a później sięgnąłem po książkę. I wcale nie żałuję. Do tego wszystkiego, kończąc lekturę, jak raz trafiła się powtórka filmu w telewizji. Oglądnąłem więc go po raz kolejny. I wcale nie żałuję. Zarówno powieść jak i jej ekranizacja, są bardzo dobrymi opowieściami, ...
DNF @ 20%. This is nothing but lectures on zoology, Hinduism and Christianity. Not that this stuff isn't interesting, but a book with a good story it does not make. The weird interjections of the guy talking about some other guy are, well, weird. Frankly, this book sounds like it wants to be mega su...
'Life of Pi' made the World Book Night list for 2011 and rightly so. Martel has created a modern masterpiece, which is beautifully written. The storyline is unusual and all the more absorbing for it. The ending too is intriguing and though the movie interpretation is good, it can't do full justice t...
The life of Pi is a story of courage and survival. It is a wonderfully written journey through life's struggle.