Life of Pi

by Yann Martel | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0156027321 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ID20080001 on 12/17/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by ID20080001 on Friday, December 17, 2004
The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.

The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true?


Journal Entry 2 by ID20080001 on Saturday, January 15, 2005
I just couldn't get into this book. It was too slow and too much 'talking'.

Journal Entry 3 by ID20080001 on Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Reserved for the Current Reads Invitation Only Book Box

Journal Entry 4 by yllus on Monday, April 18, 2005
Took out of the current reads book box, can't wait to read :o)

Journal Entry 5 by yllus on Thursday, March 02, 2006
*sigh* I'd hear so much, but it's just not my cup of tea. Sending back out to the wild.

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Sending to deereads as RABCK.

Journal Entry 7 by deereads from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Thanks yllus - Received in the mail today. This is on my list of "top 100 reads" that I am trying to finish.

Journal Entry 8 by deereads from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I really enjoyed this book and was amazed at Christmas dinner to find out that my 14 year old nephew had read it!!! The author had me riveted and thoroughly believing the story no matter how improbable it was. I am sending this off to maju30 in Germany as a winner of a RABCK drawing I did.

Journal Entry 9 by maju30 from Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Niedersachsen Germany on Friday, January 05, 2007
Thank you for the RABCK! And also thank you for the nice bookmark. I will pass it to another bookcrosser after reading it.

Journal Entry 10 by maju30 from Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Niedersachsen Germany on Thursday, January 15, 2009
I enjoyed this book and the almost impossible story and I want others to share this book with me.

Journal Entry 11 by maju30 from Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Niedersachsen Germany on Monday, January 19, 2009
These are the participants of the bookray:

Vekiki UK
HerbertLooby UK
kalise Austria
hawksgirl Madagascar
leodog58 USA
snoopy3 USA
raqueleusebio Portugal
LiniP Germany
kiki1928 Germany
Oedde Germany
tohweiee China




Journal Entry 12 by maju30 at Sent by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (1/27/2009 UTC) at Sent by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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The book was sent to Vekiki.

Journal Entry 13 by Vekiki from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, February 19, 2009
Recieved today... I'm very relieved as I was worried it had gone astray, but I think it was just held up in the post because of bad weather or similar!

I'll hopefully make a start on this this evening and will get it moving asap.
Many thanks again Maju30 for being so accomadating to me

I have asked o be part of this bookray because this is the only fiction book my boyfriend has read all the way through since finishing school - lets see how good i think his taste is!

Journal Entry 14 by Vekiki at West End, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (3/3/2009 UTC) at West End, Greater London United Kingdom

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Handed to Herbert Loopy (next in this bookray) in person, which was charming

I really enjoyed this book, found it really engaging. Easy to read but still thought provoking. Intellegently written without being over bearing.

I particually liked the questioning ending... but I personally prefer to believe the story with the animals... which maybe reflects this books points about faith?

I really hope others enjoy it as much as I have

Journal Entry 15 by HerbertLooby on Friday, March 06, 2009
Thanks to Vekiki for meeting up with me in London to pass this book on - shall try not to stall the bookray for too long!

Journal Entry 16 by HerbertLooby on Tuesday, February 02, 2010
I totally forgot this was in a ray - so sorry!! The next person in the list doesn't seem to be active any more so I have skipped one and sent it on to Kalise in Austria.

Journal Entry 17 by kalise from St. Florian bei Linz, Oberösterreich Austria on Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Received the book today! Thanks for sending HerbertLooby. WIll try to get to it ASAP.

Journal Entry 18 by kalise from St. Florian bei Linz, Oberösterreich Austria on Saturday, February 27, 2010
Hm. One needs to be in the right frame of mind to read this kind of book as the episodic narrative structure is a bit difficult to follow at times. I had a hard time getting into the book, was about to give up, found myself unexpectedly captivated by the discussion on religion which I found superbly interesting, and decided to read on. It sort of lost my interest again when it got into all this zoology-talk, which isn't for me, I'm afraid. I have a difficult time concentrating these days due to personal reasons, and I know under different circumstances I would have had the patience to work myself through the book - but the timing's just not right now for this book. Decided to just pass the book on.

Notified EmgeeNL, but it turns out she's already read the book.

Notified hawksgirl, and am waiting for a response (her bookcrossing page says it might take some time). Will try to PM again after a while.

Journal Entry 19 by kalise at Linz, Oberösterreich Austria on Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (3/9/2010 UTC) at Linz, Oberösterreich Austria

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Mailed the book to hawksgirl in Tanzania!!! Hope you receive the book soon.

Journal Entry 20 by hawksgirl at Dodoma, Dodoma Tanzania on Saturday, May 29, 2010
It finally arrived in my mailbox, after hiding out somewhere in the postal world. I'm already 1/2 way through, could NOT put it down. Thanks all for moving it along!

Journal Entry 21 by hawksgirl at Dodoma, Dodoma Tanzania on Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I loved this book. Thanks so much for sending it to me (even if it took a detour on the way)! Remind me, did you replace it when it was thought lost, or do I need to send it on?

Journal Entry 22 by hawksgirl at Dodoma, Dodoma Tanzania on Friday, August 20, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (8/21/2010 UTC) at Dodoma, Dodoma Tanzania

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Sorry for the long delay. I've finally sent this book on its way. Hope it makes it all the way there!

Journal Entry 23 by leodog58 at Haymarket, Virginia USA on Monday, August 30, 2010
Just received in the mail today. Thank you!

Journal Entry 24 by leodog58 at Haymarket, Virginia USA on Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Finished this last night. Found it interesting. Sending the book on to snoopy3 today.

Journal Entry 25 by wingsnoopy3wing at Cromwell, Connecticut USA on Friday, September 24, 2010
Just received -- thanks so much for forwarding! Can't wait to begin...

Journal Entry 26 by wingsnoopy3wing at Cromwell, Connecticut USA on Thursday, October 07, 2010
I enjoyed this book, it was very creative. Very different from anything else that I've read lately. I also prefer to believe the animal story vs. the human story. And I'd like to think that Richard Parker is out there somewhere, wandering through the jungle, thinking fondly of his connection & time spent with Pi. Contacted raqueleusebio to have book forwarded along......

Journal Entry 27 by wingsnoopy3wing at Cromwell, Connecticut USA on Saturday, October 16, 2010
On its way to raqueleusebio in Portugal....

Journal Entry 28 by raqueleusebio at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, October 22, 2010
The life of pi was waiting for me tonight at my doorway... Thank you very, very much snoopy3 for sending it to me. Will do my best to read it fast and release it.

Journal Entry 29 by raqueleusebio at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, January 04, 2011
It is an interestering book indeed: very easy to read but yet very deep... It makes us think about human nature, religion, and our own animal instints.
Already contacted LiniP to keep the ray going!

Journal Entry 30 by LiniP at Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, January 29, 2011
What a great book. I truly enjoyed it. I have been to India a couple of times and I just love the way Pi accepts the way things are going and makes the best of them. I find this truly Indian. The book is off to the next person in the ring tomorrow.

Journal Entry 31 by LiniP at Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, January 31, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (1/31/2011 UTC) at Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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The book is off to the next reader.

Journal Entry 32 by kiki1928 at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, February 03, 2011
Arrived today! But there are a lot of books to read before...sorry. I´ll hurry up :)

Journal Entry 33 by tohweiee at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu China on Monday, April 11, 2011
Received this morning! Thank you so much kiki1928!

Journal Entry 34 by tohweiee at Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on Sunday, December 21, 2014
Reserved for a book ray.

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