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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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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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review 2016-10-01 02:45
Life of Pi - DNF @ 20%.
Life of Pi - Yann Martel,Alexander Marshall,Jeff Woodman

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 super Important, and it's not.

 

The narrator reading Pi's chapters did a great job though, so props to him.

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