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Yann Martel
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for FictionYann Martel, the son of diplomats, was born in Spain in 1963. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Alaska, and Canada and as an adult has spent time in Iran, Turkey, and India. After studying philosophy in college, he worked at various odd jobs... show more



Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for FictionYann Martel, the son of diplomats, was born in Spain in 1963. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Alaska, and Canada and as an adult has spent time in Iran, Turkey, and India. After studying philosophy in college, he worked at various odd jobs until he began earning his living as a writer at the age of twenty-seven. He lives in Montreal.

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Birth date: June 25, 1963
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Tickets To Paradise
Tickets To Paradise rated it 2 months ago
I have heard so many great things about empowering story within this book from my various friends from all over the world of different nationalities, that I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. And when I did finally get my hands on it, let's just say that I devoured the empowering story within this...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 2 years ago
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...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it 2 years ago
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...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 2 years ago
'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...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 3 years ago
This is not an easy book to read. It feels almost as if it is set in a world of make-believe, and perhaps it is. When it begins, we meet a young man, Tomás, who walks backwards to deal with his grief from the sudden deaths of his lover Dora, a servant in his uncle’s house, their child Gaspar, and hi...
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