|Award(s):||Man Booker Prize (2002)|
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Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals, until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain, in a new deluxe edition of the acclaimed novel. 50,000 first printing.
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This is a beautifully described fictional story about a teen boy - Piscine, known as Pi - from India, surviving the sinking of a cargo ship. His family had closed their zoo in India, loaded onto the ship the animals bought by zoos in North America, and had begun their immigration to Canada via the ocean voyage. The ship goes down and all Pi's family is lost. Pi is telling a writer about his struggle for survival on a life boat in which he discovered a few of their zoo animals, the main one being a fearsome Bengal tiger. Things happened that seem too fantastical to be believed. I saw the movie and enjoyed the book, although there is disgusting - and realistic - detail of what Pi did to stay alive.
Aug 10th, 2021
The entire high school read this! Great material for discussion!!!!
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Jun 19th, 2015
A really good book, very easy to read and difficult to put down. A story of endurance and faith, I highly recommend giving it a go.
Apr 10th, 2015
A great story about endurance, told in a mildly sentimental and humorous way. There are many issues being addressed here, mainly of adventurism, survival, and Godliness, but Life of Pi can be best described as a life story. Good one!
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Dec 7th, 2013
It is the best book in the world!!
Aug 29th, 2013
I love the beginning of the book. That is one cool kid.
Aug 11th, 2013
Forget the movie, read the book, it's a thousand times better
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May 19th, 2013
The visual descriptions were amazing.
Mar 29th, 2013
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