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Life of Pi

Life of Pi

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Publish date: Jun 4, 2002
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librarianbryan reviewed this
Rated 2/5
If you begin by saying this story will make you believe in god, well, it better deliver or it is nothing but a tiger boat load of disappointment.
debbiebspinner reviewed this
Rated 5/5
Excellent writing, amazing visualization. All my senses were engaged, and I could feel fear and exultation. The book started a little slow for me, but soon grabbed me and would not let me go. Highly recommended.
untitled841 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
That'll keep me thinking for a while.
shanaqui_1 reviewed this
Rated 2/5
Ultimately, this book wasn't really for me. I couldn't get into it, and the details -- for the most part -- don't stick in my head. I read it in little bitesize bits, which probably didn't help. Anyway, the part I did really like was close to the end, with the interrogations...

Overall, I don't even really have much to say about the book. Just... totally ambivalent.
ldvoorberg reviewed this
Rated 5/5
I think it's fair to say that this book blew my mind. I enjoyed the beginning, was intrigued by the middle, and amazed with the ending. The rest of that evening after I finished the book, I could not get it out of my head; it stuck with me. Books usually don't affect me that way. It's one of my top 5, I think.
veracite reviewed this
Rated 2/5
I didn't particularly like this book and I'm not particularly interested in exploring why. It's a competent work and the reveal is heartbreaking and ratchets up the horror of the disaster that befalls Pi. I skimmed the final third. I think for me there was too much horror and too little of something I can't quite define. A firmer link between the parts of the story, perhaps? Or maybe I just don't have the desire to give the book the thinking it needs to reap its rewards?

My advice is read other reviews before you decide not to read it based on this. I'm sure there's a reason it was very popular.
allyshaw_1 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
One of those books everyone read, which means I should have avoided it but I love books about the sea. I would have to say this is one of my favourite books: full of wonder, clever meta narrative and page-turning freak outs.
e5j reviewed this
Rated 3/5
Clearly I was unprepared for this book. Someone had told me it was "cute" and although I knew there was quite a bit of hype about the book, I didn't know what it was about so I was expecting sort of a light read. I guess I should have educated myself a bit more. If I had I probably would have given it 4 stars and that is really what my rating should be, but I'm still biased against what was my idea of the book.

I did like the book, and the style of writing. I loved the descriptions and the workings of the zoo along with the psychology of animals in the book. I understood how he was comparing life views with religion and the sort, but felt he was a little black and white in his theory.

The end of the book hit me like a slap in the face. Quite honestly it threw me and put me off for a time (mostly because I thought it was a "cute" book) but I still liked it.

(I just like it better with the animals in it. And I don't care what that says about me.)
teenielee reviewed this
Rated 5/5
I think this book can be VERY SLOW... but dammit if the last few pages don't make it a worthwhile read.
finalcut_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
inished up the book, Life of Pi, last week and overall I really enjoyed it. The story is about a young boy whose family decides to emigrate from India to Canada. The family owned a zoo in India and because they were travelling with some of the animals that they sold to zoos in North America they travel on a cargo ship.


Initially the voyage is uneventful, but eventually it sinks and the main character, Pi, barely manages to escape to a life boat. At the same time that Pi finds his refuge a large bengal tiger finds safety in the same boat. A few other animals make it to the boat as well but with the tiger on board the dinghys crew quickly shrinks back to two, Pi and the Tiger. The rest of the book is about the voyage and survival of both Pi and the Tiger.


The entire voyage is quite remarkable and seems fairly unbelievable - much like the stories of religion. I only mention this parallel because as it turns out Pi is also a very spiritual boy who considers himself Hindu, Muslim, and Christian. While that trifecta may seem like a strange combination Pi's logic makes it all seem entirely reasonable. One of the marketing blurbs for the book says "..a story that will make you believe in God.." I don't know if the spiritual message is that strong but, at a minimum it does get you thinking. Something that few books have managed to do to me in a long time.


The book is pretty short, written in the first person (generally), and overall was an excellent tale. I give it a thumbs up

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