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#7: Life of Pi - Yann Martel

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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.


  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Mti Rep edition (October 2, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9780547848419
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Author Bio:
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Yann Martel, the son of diplomats, was born in Spain in 1963. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Alaska, and Canada and as an adult has spent time in Iran, Turkey, and India. After studying philosophy in college, he worked at various odd jobs until he began earning his living as a writer at the age of twenty-seven. 


Review:
This is one of those books when you finish reading, you realize you need to take a breath. The words I could use to describe how it made me feel, amazing, inspiring, imaginative, emotional, heroic, and more. There were so many wonderful moments in this book.... a couple times my throat clenched and the tears flowed. I laughed out loud. I cheered and I shouted for and against. It raised everything it could in me.
And I am so glad this is not someones' real life story. That would be the utmost tragic thing to conceive. But for a story, this will be the one to beat for my favorite of the year. Man, I wish I read this sooner, but I've read it, and now can see the film. I hope it's half as good. 


5/5 (More if I could give it!)


And here is the movie trailer, enjoy!


DISCLAIMER: I won my copy. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. I read this in a book group years ago. I absolutely HATED it, until I reached about 2/3 of the way through. Then I kept reading to see what was going to happen. Still not a favorite book.

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  2. I really need to get this book read soon, because I want to see the movie. I started it before Christmas, but other things caught up with me. Glad you enjoyed it.

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