Reverend MG, January 29, 2010 (view all comments by Reverend MG)
This is a wonderful story! I was sucked in from the beginning with Pi's views on life and religion, all the way to the end of his journey across the sea. Pi is a very inspiring character, and he has stuck with me ever since I finished the story. I'm not sure if I've recommended another book more than this one!
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HollyHinCO, January 19, 2010 (view all comments by HollyHinCO)
This book has stayed with me since I read the last page. It is one of those amazing books that could never be duplicated. Adrift in the sea of life, I sail with Pi, even in my dreams sometimes.
owlgirl, January 18, 2010 (view all comments by owlgirl)
Although this book was relatively short and a relatively easy read, i was so taken aback and moved by the ending that it has been my favorite book of the decade.
Kevin Grassman, January 16, 2010 (view all comments by Kevin Grassman)
Just an interesting story about a survivor of a shipwreck until the final pages when I found out what the book was really about. It kept my thoughts months after completing it.
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by Gary Krist, The New York Times Book Review, Jul 7 2002,
"[Life of Pi] could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life."
by Charlotte Innes, The Nation, Aug 19 2002,
"If this century produces a classic work of survival literature, Martel is surely a contender."
by Suzy Hansen, Salon,
"Beautifully fantastical and spirited."
by Publishers Weekly,
"Martel displays the clever voice and tremendous storytelling skills of an emerging master."
This brilliant fabulist novel combines the delight of Kipling's Just So Stories with the metaphysical adventure of Jonah and the Whale.
The beloved and bestselling novel and winner of the Booker Prize, Life of Pi, now in a trade paperback edition with cover art from the major motion picture directed by Ang Lee, set for release in November 2012
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"A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction."—Los Angeles Times Book Review
After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan—and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.
Universally acclaimed upon publication, Life of Pi is a modern classic.
“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel
Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction.
In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martels Man Booker Prize-winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanacs beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing Life of Pi to splendid, eye-popping life.
Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: “My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first persons perspective—Pis perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.”
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