book review: life of pi

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Life of Pi is the best piece of fiction I have read in a very, very long time; I could not put it down!

This is a story about love. Love of oneself, of others, of life, and of faith; determination, willpower, strength of character, purposefulness. Call it what you wish, but 16 year old Pi Patel completely, and utterly, and beautifully embodies the will to succeed as a castaway in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with his only companions: a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a 450 pound Bengal tiger.

I would do anything to meet Yann Martel. To hear his scrupulous utterances would be music to my ears. He is what I would classify as a true writer, with the most compelling and convincing narrative. If I could, I would fill my entire library with his words.

This is, by far, one of the most highly regarded books I have ever laid my eyes on, and one that I will no doubt visit very often in my life time.

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  1. Anonymous11.7.11


  2. Thank you for turning me on to this book! It looks really good! I might have to review it myself.


  3. You have a really nice review =) did you know that it will be in 3D adventure film? Something to look forward to either ways. Here's my review by the way: http://lorxiebookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/life-of-pi-by-yann-martel.html

    Have a nice day! :)

  4. thanks for sharing.