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Life of Pi
by Yann Martel | Literature & Fiction
Registered by DrCris of Templestowe, Victoria Australia on 11/9/2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by freelunch): travelling


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by DrCris from Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, November 09, 2006

8 out of 10

I enjoyed this novel. I had discussed it in my book group before reading it, so I had some idea of what it was about, but I enjoyed the execution of it none-the-less. I have a memory that there was something vague about it that I didn't like. Certainly worth a read.

Amazon.com
Yann Martel's imaginative and unforgettable Life of Pi is a magical reading experience, an endless blue expanse of storytelling about adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith. The precocious son of a zookeeper, 16-year-old Pi Patel is raised in Pondicherry, India, where he tries on various faiths for size, attracting "religions the way a dog attracts fleas." Planning a move to Canada, his father packs up the family and their menagerie and they hitch a ride on an enormous freighter. After a harrowing shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean, trapped on a 26-foot lifeboat with a wounded zebra, a spotted hyena, a seasick orangutan, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker ("His head was the size and color of the lifebuoy, with teeth"). It sounds like a colorful setup, but these wild beasts don't burst into song as if co-starring in an anthropomorphized Disney feature. After much gore and infighting, Pi and Richard Parker remain the boat's sole passengers, drifting for 227 days through shark-infested waters while fighting hunger, the elements, and an overactive imagination. In rich, hallucinatory passages, Pi recounts the harrowing journey as the days blur together, elegantly cataloging the endless passage of time and his struggles to survive: "It is pointless to say that this or that night was the worst of my life. I have so many bad nights to choose from that I've made none the champion."
An award winner in Canada (and winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize), Life of Pi, Yann Martel's second novel, should prove to be a breakout book in the U.S. At one point in his journey, Pi recounts, "My greatest wish--other than salvation--was to have a book. A long book with a never-ending story. One that I could read again and again, with new eyes and fresh understanding each time." It's safe to say that the fabulous, fablelike Life of Pi is such a book
 


Journal Entry 2 by DrCris from Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, November 16, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Sending to liverechache as a part of a bookray - "1001 books to read before you die". Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 3 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This book has not been rated.

This is one of my books that was on my wishlist, so thank you so much for it, DrCris. I was so lucky to pick it up on the book relay. I shall look forward to reading it.

 


Journal Entry 4 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Friday, December 01, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I am dedicating this weekend to reading. This will be the first book I pick up after I read my three bookrings . . .I'll see how go.

Well, it didn't happen and in the interim I've acquired another copy.

Reserved for the Oz VBB 24 October 


Journal Entry 5 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Monday, October 29, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Claimed by freelunch from the Oz VBB, round 3 Posting off today.

12 November -- actually posting today. (Blush) 


Journal Entry 6 by livrecache at OZ VBB in Melbourne, OZ VBB -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, November 11, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (11/11/2007 UTC) at OZ VBB in Melbourne, OZ VBB -- Controlled Releases

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Claimed in round 3 of the Oz VBB. 


Journal Entry 7 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Friday, November 16, 2007

9 out of 10

received today, thanks livrecache

I read Life of Pi last year and enjoyed it for the most part (I felt a little short-changed by the ending), this copy is going to sit on my wife's TBR stack for now... 


Journal Entry 8 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, January 30, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I've acquired another copy which my wife is reading now.

this copy has been released to the COT Bookcrossing Zone 


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