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Life of Pi
by Yann Martel | Literature & Fiction
Registered by velvetsack of Gillette, Wyoming USA on 1/13/2008
Average 4 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by ETMadrid): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by velvetsack from Gillette, Wyoming USA on Sunday, January 13, 2008

2 out of 10

Ugh. 


Journal Entry 2 by velvetsack from Gillette, Wyoming USA on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Sent to Spain. I hope the recipient will enjoy reading it. 


Journal Entry 3 by ETMadrid from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, February 29, 2008

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Caught! Wonderful... I missed the postman yesterday, so collected it at the Post Office today. Thank you SO much. I hope I enjoy it more than you did!! And I will certainly look to find a good new reader afterwards. 


Journal Entry 4 by velvetsack from Gillette, Wyoming USA on Tuesday, March 04, 2008

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I couldn't give it a proper review without spoiling the book, but if you'd care to discuss it when you are done, I'd be happy to do so. 


Journal Entry 5 by ETMadrid from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, May 29, 2008

7 out of 10

Have started to read it, and it's come with me to London.

9/6/2008 Just finished it. WELL, I can say that this book certainly grew on me, albeit slowly. For the most part, there was something about the tone that irked me: overly simplistic and often didactic. Pi's suffering was stated but not felt. The other problem I have with it is that the messages that are being given in the first few chapters point towards a commentary on the religious strife in the world, but this direction - as far I can tell anyway - is soon abandoned. And just when I was able to forget the unbelievability (I guess there, the issue of belief is the one rather tenuous thread that links the ideas in the beginning with those of the end), and be carried along by the story, there'd be lines like "I know my survival is hard to believe. When I think back, I can hardly believe it myself." - stating the obvious in an unclever way. At one point, I did truely laugh out loud, but only one. Yet somehow, this really did grow on me, and I was enjoying the story. The third part is what convinces me that this is after all a good book, so as far as I'm concerned, worth sticking with. And whereas I was going to up its rating to a mere 5, it's risen enough in my estimation to get 7...

I'm not sure yet of the destiny I'll give this book. 


Journal Entry 6 by ETMadrid from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, June 14, 2008

This book has not been rated.

We're going to a birthday barbecue this evening and have just wrapped up the book to give as a present. So it's off to Camden Town. 


Journal Entry 7 by ETMadrid at Camden, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, July 20, 2008

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Released 10 yrs ago (6/14/2008 UTC) at Camden, Greater London United Kingdom

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Given to a friend as a present. 


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