“I am unexpectedly pleasantly surprised by this novel. I understand that there will be the occasional hype, especially since a film was recently made based upon this book, and yet the hype does not always balance out the actual content. But I have to say this fascinated me, disgusted me, and provoked me to some lines of thinking I've never traveled before.
I was surprised by the themes that Pi illuminates during his journey and how deep they really are. He introduces them so simplistically and so straight forward that if you aren't searching for those seeds of thought, they can be so easy to miss. And honestly, how tragic for you, because there are some real gems of Truth in here.
What a beautiful story of survival, religion & spiritualism, self-discovery, and the unfortunate behavior of the natural man. Life of Pi ended up being a diamond in the rough for me. It's been a while since I've read a book that touched me on that kind of level, and while it did take me some time to get through it, it was well worth the journey.”
Marek wrote this review Tuesday, February 5, 2013.