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LauraAdams, June 27, 2008 (view all comments by LauraAdams)
I chose this book for our book club but was a little disappointed in it overall. The first half of the book was a little hard to get interested in. It jumped from the author to Pi and was a little scattered and hard to follow. I found the 2nd half of the book much more interesting. It was a little out there and I did not find it a book that "made me believe in God" as tauted. I do believe in God but this book did nothing to strenghen that in the least. I came away feeling like the animals were sybolic of other things as in Animal Farm, etc. I did not hate it or love it. Not sure that I really even understood it.
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uncle_loki, July 7, 2007 (view all comments by uncle_loki)
This book made me smile. The descriptions were vivid. I enjoyed the zoology included in the plot. And Pi himself was delightful. It was just the right mix of the plausible and the fantastic.
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ROBODOC2004, April 6, 2007 (view all comments by ROBODOC2004)
i loved this book ! i read it cover to cover in one day,i could'nt put it down.i love yan martel's writing style.he pays amazing atention to detail.he makes you feel like you know the characters personaly.you really understand them and what their going through.
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imajojobean, February 11, 2007 (view all comments by imajojobean)
If you haven't read through the synopses of this book, take my advice and CLOSE YOUR EYES AND CLICK ADD TO CART. Do not read about this book, just read the book - the less you know the better. Believe me, you'll thank me later. The whole tale left me breathless and exhilirated, as if I had survived Pi's ordeal in the lifeboat myself. Fantastic, brilliant stuff.
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stephanie, December 28, 2006 (view all comments by stephanie)
Awesome. I was fully engrossed by what looks like--from the outside--a long story about a boy in a boat with no food and no chance of survival. I loved the way it made you believe in Pi's existence the way that "Memoirs of a Geisha" made you believe that she was telling her story firsthand.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156027328
Author:
Martel, Yann
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Orlando, Fla.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Ocean travel
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Pacific ocean
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Tigers
Subject:
Zoo animals
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Lst Harvest
Series Volume:
108-107
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.7 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 336 pages Mariner Books - English 9780156027328 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I admit it; before reading Life of Pi, I thought, There's just no way that Yann Martel can write a whole book about a teenage boy and a tiger stranded together in a lifeboat for 277 days. But, I was so wrong; he pulls it off beautifully. You will love this utterly charming and unforgettable book.

"Review" by , "This breezily aphoristic, unapologetically twee saga of man and cat is a convincing hands-on, how-to guide for dealing with what Pi calls, with typically understated brio, 'major lifeboat pests.'"
"Review" by , "Martel's Life of Pi might sound ridiculous, but by the time Martel throws Pi out to sea, his quirkily magical and often hilarious vision has already taken hold....Martel is so mesmerized by Pi that one can't help but be enchanted too....Pi's lost-at-sea story never drags. The slow journey is spiked with fascinating survival scenes....Pi's story is so extraordinary that when he finally makes it ashore, he offers a comparatively boring version of the tale to two researchers, acknowledging that humans don't have much of a taste for the miraculous. This played-down version makes Pi's true tale, thanks to Martel's beautifully fantastical and spirited rendering, all the more tempting to believe."
"Review" by , "A work of wonder....[T]he kind of twist-and-turns spellbinder that's almost impossible to forget."
"Review" by , "An impassioned defense of zoos, a death-defying trans-Pacific sea adventure a la Kon-Tiki, and hilarious... : This audacious novel manages to be all of these."
"Review" by , "Life of Pi could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life."
"Review" by , "Life of Pi is a real adventure: brutal, tender, expressive, dramatic, and disarmingly funny....It's difficult to stop reading when the pages run out."
"Review" by , "A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction."
"Synopsis" by , This brilliant novel combines the delight of Kipling's "Just So Stories" with the metaphysical adventure of "Jonah and the Whale, " as Pi, the son of a zookeeper, is marooned aboard a lifeboat with four wild animals. His knowledge and cunning allow him to coexist for 227 days with Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger.
"Synopsis" by , National Bestseller

A New York Times Notable Book of 2002

Pi Patel, a God-loving boy and the son of a zookeeper, has a fervent love of stories and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. Alas, the ship sinks — and Pi finds himself in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi. Can Pi and the tiger find their way to land? Can Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they do?

"Synopsis" by , More than seven million copies sold...

New York Times Bestseller * Los Angeles Times Bestseller * Washington Post Bestseller * San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller * Chicago Tribune Bestseller

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.

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