Life of Pi

by Yann Martel | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0156027321 Global Overview for this book
Registered by VividReader of Portland, Oregon USA on 2/18/2008
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by VividReader from Portland, Oregon USA on Monday, February 18, 2008
From the back cover: "Pi Patel, a God-loving boy and the son of a zookeeper, has a fervent love of stories and practices not only his native Hinsuism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is 16, his family and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North America aboard a Japanaese cargo ship. Alas, the ship sinks, and Pi finds himself in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi. Can Pi and the tiger find their way to land? Can Pi's fear, knowledge and cunning keep him alive until they do?"

Got this book from a generous person on BookMooch so that I could split a very long bookring in half. This is the order for Book 2, traveling around Europe:
hetku77 (Finland) - anywhere
***hippolein (Finland) - asked to be skipped***
lottiotta (UK) - UK preferred, int'l OK
vampirequeen (UK) - UK preferred, could do Europe
***SwanOfKennet (UK) - asked to be skpped***
***marie-therese (UK) - UK only asked to be skipped***
***carriehhh (UK) - Europe only asked to be skipped***
***Marsala (Netherlands) - asked to be skipped***

Kiddie (France) - Europe only <--- book is here!
MinnieMay (Germany) - Europe only
Charly83 (Germany) - last person

Journal Entry 2 by VividReader from Portland, Oregon USA on Friday, February 29, 2008
Sent to hetku77 today!

Journal Entry 3 by winghetku77wing from Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, May 01, 2008
8.3. The post had delivered the book sometime last week. Thank you for organizing the bookring, VividReader!

1.5. I finished the book a few days ago. I really liked this book, but unfortunately I had the time to read it only in small portions at a time. Somehow the story seemed harmonious in a way even if the circumstances of the main character were devastating - he looses his family tragically when a cargo ship sinks and founds himself in a lifeboat with a tiger, an orangutan and a zebra. His survival story seems really amazing and believable despite all the extraordinary happenings. The end of the books leaves the whole story open - which one of the survival stories the main character tells to the investigators of the cargo company is really true? The one with the animals or the one without them? I'd vote for the one with the animals.

The book was mailed to lottiotta yesterday.

Journal Entry 4 by Lottiotta from Aberdovey, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I just received this book this morning, many thanks to VividReader for running the ring and Hetku77 for posting the book to me. :) It has priority because I'm last on the list for the other bookring that's with me at the mo, so I'll get it sent on to Vampirequeen as soon as I've finished it. Thank you again!

17th May 2008
A very interesting story! It's amazing how exciting the author makes 200 days at sea sound. :) The last sentence is pure perfection.

I've PMed vampirequeen for her address, I can send it as soon as I hear back from her. :)

20th May 2008
I heard back from Vampirequeen, and after that last bit I said, I'll be sending it out at the start of June. :)

29th May 2008
Sent today second class, should be there in a couple of days.

Journal Entry 5 by vampirequeen from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, June 02, 2008
Recieved in the mail, shall start it soon.

19/6/08- Finished last week and PMed SwanofKennet, but they asked to be skipped, so will PM next person and get it sent off soon.
23/6/08- marie-therese also asked to be skipped, so I shall try again to get it sent off! Third time lucky maybe?
- Also, my thoughts on the book? Was a good read deffinately. And I hope the one with the animals is the true one, it'd be more fun that way!
- carriehhh also asked to be skipped! I'm gonna end up keeping it at this rate. Have PMed Kiddie now.

Journal Entry 6 by Kiddie from Paris, Ile-de-France France on Friday, July 11, 2008
Hey! Thank you VampireQueen! The book just arrived today, the first ray I receive in this new flat! Right on time for the summer.

What a strange and wonderful book! One I've started I couldn't get away from it. The story is nice, strong, sweet, realistic, unreal, scary sometimes... I've also learned a lot about animals, zoos, life at sea... It's like a story with different entries, you can read it from different points of view, and I'm happy to have met this strange character.

Sorry, it took me a while to go to the post-office. Have just mailed the book to MinnieMay.

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