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text 2017-06-25 16:22
25th June 2017
Life of Pi - Yann Martel

It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.

 

Yann Martel

 

Happy 54th birthday, Yann Martel. The novelist initially considered other animals—including an elephant and a rhinoceros—to place in the lifeboat with a young Indian boy, but finally settled on a tiger and began writing his Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi.

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review 2017-05-23 20:46
The Better Story
Life of Pi - Yann Martel

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 between religion and spirituality, between faith in god and the faith in the future that makes you stubbornly plod forward. I wont. My mom says "there are no atheist in the trenches". I have no idea what an ordeal like this would do to me.

 

But here is the other side, the thing about being an agnostic: I can accept both stories. I can love and believe in the tiger, and I can forgive the killer boy. The tiger is the better story, but to me, disregarding the second feels like hiding from a horrible truth too hard to accept. Just as disregarding the tiger feels like the cruelty of denying absolution, or the company of hope.

 

Good book. The movie did it amazing justice, tight and beautiful and with lovely, memorable music, so I highly recommend it.

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text 2017-05-23 16:45
Reading progress update: I've read 237 out of 319 pages.
Life of Pi - Yann Martel

This is full of deliciously dark humor. And hope. Endlessly stubborn hope.

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review 2017-04-20 16:35
Holly Garden, PI: Red is for Rookie Handcuffed in Texas Series Book 1 - Anne Greene

Red is for Rookie by Anne Greene
Was happy to learn I had won a copy of this book to read. Sounded like a good one and I was right.
Starts out with Holly and she and her best friend Matt, who are both PI's are watching over the night at the Meet and Greet Valentine's event that her mother had planned.
Something goes terribly wrong and Matt is kidnapped. Holly finds the clues and pieces it all together after talking with a few hands full of people. There are so many to name but so easy to keep track of.
With the help of God and her friends, family and suspects and cops she hopes to find the missing piece to the puzzle.
Lots of action, bit of romance, finding clues and where to look for them and especially like the rules noted as they resemble ones from Gibbs NCIS TV show. Very entertaining story and can see another to make this a saga series. The door is open for all that and more.
I was given the book by the author via Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest review.

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text 2017-04-20 14:17
Life of Pi - Yann Martel

shreya khubber(9th) mind tree

An inspirational guide to all those who want to learn the art of survival and hope. the book is an insight to the life of pi patel, a tamil boy who survives a shipwreck in the pacific ocean with his skills ,faith and spirituality. It engages the reader through its spectacular description of the adventures of pi and his only companion, a tiger called Richard Parker. A must read for all the adventure lovers!

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