Monday, November 12, 2007

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Rating: 1.3.2
Recommended audience: Teen to adult
Category: Adventure, survival

This book has two parts. The first is about Pi Patel, a teenager living in India who accepts and practices three religions--Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. The second part is the story of his survival at sea. You've probably heard at least a little about this if you haven't already read it. I loved this book. I loved it even more the second time I read it. For some people the first part is a little boring but please just keep going. It is so different from other books out there. Make sure you know someone else who has read it or will read it because I can guarantee, you'll want to talk about it with someone.


Julie said...

I too, Loved The Life of Pi. And I loved it even more the second time I read it. The first time it seemed like the first half and the second half were two different books about the same person. The second time I couldn't believe how much they were tied together. Reading the first half after knowing the second half made a huge difference. I highly recommend this book to any and all who want a good book to read. And I totally agree with Kim, you will want to talk about it with someone after you read it.
Great Review Kim!

Anonymous said...

Life of Pi was a surprising read. The writing is creative and very engaging, but it seems that there are parts of the book that are out of place, which left me wondering why certain details were even dreamt up by the author. Even though the book left me wondering at times, because of the books strong moral message, I would definitely recommend the book.

Matt Johnson

Jason said...

First of all, my wife Kim is totally awesome and this blog is the coolest!

And since this is the first book reviewed that I've read, I can post my own review! Excellent book, intriguing, thought-provoking. I really enjoyed it. I do agree that the first part can get a little boring, but it places the context so well for the remainder of the book. The end hits you with a real thinker that you just *have* to talk about. 5 stars!

Kim said...

Thanks for all the great comments. You guys said it all a lot better than I did. Your comments add a lot.