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“This is one of those books which creep up behind you unnoticed and when u least expect it hit you right on the forehead.
Didn’t Like It22 of 36 members found this review helpful
“A Series of Disappointments
“This story had a fairy-tale quality in that, the whole adventure stems from a dramatic change in the families circumstances which, in turn, produce a terrifying challenge for
Pi. The book, unlike the film, does not turn the tiger into a pet.”
“A story of a boy named Pi and his predicament of having a Tiger in the middle of the Pacific, in a small lifeboat and trying to survive both the elements, and to not be eaten by a hungry tiger. The story is more than this, it's a story of how humans use the power of imagination to compel people to use these as a means to survive through hard times and create such elaborate stories that they are remembered through the ages... similar to how faith guides us through our life and gives us a reason to keep going..”Steven H wrote this review 3 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm still not sure what to make of the ending of this book. But it was definitely a fun ride. Martel is a good writer and maybe someday I'll figure out how I feel about the ending. But in the meantime, I've decided to call my houseplant Richard Parker.”William B wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It changed my perspective on a lot of things. I recommend it for a lot of reasons. It will be interesting from start to finish, and it promotes all religions, so unlike most religion related books, It pleases everyone.”Jacob Conley wrote this review 3 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Life of Pi by Yann Martel is a great book about a boy stranded in a lifeboat with a 450 pound Bengal Tiger after a shipwreck and struggles to survive. Martel shows the great example of faith and trust to god. I recommend this to anyone especially if you don't have a religious connection.”Kevin Rhoads wrote this review 7 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Quite honestly one of the best books I've listened to this year. The author is creative, witty, and the narrator was fun to listen to. The author is masterful in the way he presents this highly moving and spiritual story while tugging on one's imagination throughout the experience. I'll admit it...when Pi related the other story at the very end, tears welled up in my eyes. I haven't seen the movie, but I plan to, but I highly doubt it will top my enjoyment I've had with this book. Read it or listen to it - you won't regret it.”Tyler T wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I know this has been a favourite of many but I cannot classify myself as a fan. As a matter of fact this would be one of the only books I have read which made me feel sick in parts. Well written but the plot was not to my liking.”Gaye A wrote this review 12 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“We all love stories.”A Bennet wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
““Life of Pi” is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel. The main character, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel survives alone for a long period of time on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger after the boat Tsimtsum shipwrecked. I never believed what a young boy from Pondicherry could accomplish on his own but Yann Martel definitely made me believe he could. This book shows the reader what it really feels like to survive and also find out Pi’s true religious beliefs at the same time, the struggles he had to face whilst on his adventure.
Simply reading the title of the book does not represent what happens in the book entirely. If you have not seen the movie yet, I highly recommend you read the book first, followed by the movie. You will be in for a surprise! You will also notice a huge difference between the book and the movie. For me personally, I feel the movie is better in terms of quality but there are changes which you need to focus in order to notice it.
The reason why I very much enjoyed this book is due to the fact that Yann Martel makes the reader think about what is really happening and the deeper message behind it. Most importantly, what made me keep on reading and turning the pages was simply the life of Pi. I highly recommend this book for teenagers which are looking for something which makes them think deeply into the message behind the book.