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
The beloved and bestselling novel and winner of the Booker Prize, Life of Pi, now in a limited deluxe hardcover edition signed by the author.
Half Magic is half-a-century old--and as much antic fun as ever!
It all begins with a strange coin on a sun-warmed sidewalk.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Jane finds the coin, and becasue she and her sblings are having the worst, most dreadfully boring summer ever, she idly wishes something exciting would happen.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; And something does: Her wish is granted.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Or not quite. Only half of her wish comes true.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; It turns out the coin grants wishesandmdash;but only by half, so that you must wish for twice as much as you want.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Wishing for two times some things is a cinch, but other doubled wishes only cause twice as much trouble. What is half of twice a talking cat? Or to be half-again twice not-here? And how do you double your most heartfelt wish, the one you care about so much it has to be perfect?
Here are four unforgettable stories by the author of Life of Pi. Written earlier in Martel's career, these tales display that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon.
Inventive in form and timeless in content, each story is moving and thought-provoking. A Canadian university student visiting Washington, D.C., experiences the Vietnam War through an intense musical encounter. Variations of a warden's letter to the mother of a man he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in its end. A young man's fascination with the mirror-making machine he finds in his grandmother's attic is juxtaposed with the reminiscences it evokes from his grandmother. And, in the exquisite title story, a young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set against the yearly march of the twentieth century.
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