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Life of Pi

A Novel
Martel, Yann (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Life of Pi
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After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.
Authors: Martel, Yann
Title: Life of Pi
a novel
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2012], c2001.
Characteristics: xii, 319 p. ;,21 cm.
Summary: After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.
Local Note: 15 33 53 60 61 62 66 67 71 72 73 76 80 97 118 148 159 167 172 173 176 203 210 211 216 244 245 262 263 274 276 280
ISBN: 0547848412
9780547848419
Statement of Responsibility: Yann Martel
Subject Headings: Tiger Fiction. Orphans Fiction. Zoo animals Fiction. Ocean travel Fiction. Teenage boys Fiction. Storytelling Fiction. Pacific Ocean Fiction. Human-animal relationships Fiction. Survival at sea Fiction. Shipwreck survival Fiction.
Genre/Form: Adventure fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Topical Term: Tiger
Orphans
Zoo animals
Ocean travel
Teenage boys
Storytelling
Human-animal relationships
Survival at sea
Shipwreck survival
LCCN: 2013404432
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Nov 20, 2014
  • carolhopkins rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I can't believe this book won the 2002 Man Booker Prize and that it beat Tim Winton's wonderful "Dirt Music" to the post. I found this to be a bizarre and silly book full of mind-numbing, and often gory, detail. I'm sure there's an allegory in there somewhere but so far it has eluded me.

Nov 18, 2014
  • hill342 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

so far it is BORING then AWSOME then BORING then AWSOME ECT..ECT....

This is a great book! It's slow to start, but if you can get past the first 40 pages you will be hooked and won't be able to put it down.

Nov 11, 2014
  • thecurious1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is not a novel it's an informative book about animals and religion.

Oct 29, 2014
  • becker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of those books you either love or hate. I loved it. Brilliant.

Hey eveyone if you read MILATHEMAIN'S COMMENT DO NOT LISTEN. This was an awesome story and the movie blows me away. I reccommend this to everyone. try it out. if you listen to MILATHEMAIN'S COMMENT then you are dumb because this book was unspeakabley awesome. READ IT AND POST WHAT YOU THINK PLEASE. Did you here the critics? they loved it you will too.

I can't rate this book because I haven't read it though I have watched the movie. If you are an animal lover like me than I suggest that you don't watch the movie. I cried my eyes out and I haven't watched it since. He explains the story as everyone is animals but reality was that they were people. When I figured that out I cried even harder. Never watched the movie since and I refuse to read the book.

Aug 05, 2014
  • BookluvrShPk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While the book is very slow to get started (due to the back story being set up), and is quite thought provoking/deep, wait! It becomes truly a wonderful tale!

May 10, 2014
  • TSUKUANYANG rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lots and lots of different opinions on the book. Many ways to look at this novel. Yes it has a very slow beginning but its totally worth the wait. A book of perspective, endurance, and courage.
Three thumbs up.

Mar 28, 2014
  • milathemain rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

We read this book in school, and the first day we started reading it my brain started to crumble apart. It was terrible, first he talks about his university life and what he majors in, then he talks about three toed sloths, then he does a huge debate about zoos.

Tip: If you started reading it put it back down, if you didn't start reading don't pick it up.

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Dec 19, 2012
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Jan 30, 2013
  • BieberFever108 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Pi Patel grew up in India swimming and hanging out in his family owned Zoo. He practices Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism, after visiting a church, Mosque, and a Hindu Temple on a vacation. When he was 16 his family and him left for Canada on a Japanese Cargo ship but never reached their destination, due to a storm causing the ship to sink. Pi's family died but Pi survived leaving him alone... Yet he wasn't the only one to survive, a 450 pound tiger named Richard Parker survived also along with a Hyena, a wounded Zebra, and an Orangutan. Pi Patel was on a small lifeboat stranded in the middle of the ocean with 4 wild animals. The Hyena eats the Zebra alive and then also kills the orangutan. The Tiger Richard Parker then killed the Hyena. Now Pi was just alone with a grown tiger. Pi and this Tiger survived 227 days stranded in the middle of the ocean until he reached Mexico. Richard Parker walked away into the jungle in Mexico never to be seen again by Pi. After Japanese authorities hear of a Japanese Cargo Ship sinking and one lone survivor they drive down to meet Pi, to get answers out of him. He tells his story, but the Japanese do not believe it and ask him to tell the true story, he then tells of another gruesome version of the story with humans in the place of the animals. Not knowing which story was the true one the Japanese leave and Pi spends the rest of his life in Canada.

Dec 19, 2012
  • The_Light_Particle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A young Indian and his parents cast off to move to Canada when an unexpected storm happens that killed his family.Now all he has is a simple lifeboat and a adult male tiger and has to adapt to it if he wants to survive...

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Mar 16, 2014
  • Perspots rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"... animals don't escape to somewhere but from some something. Something within their territory has frightened them-the intrusion of an enemy, the assault of a dominant animal, a startling noise- and set off a flight reaction."

Sep 21, 2012
  • becker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways.”
― Yan Martel

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