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ISBN: 0676973779 / ISBN-13: 9780676973778

Life of Pi

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After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a ... Show synopsis

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  • Life of Pi (Vintage Books Canada) – Trade paperback (2002)
    by Yann Martel

    Life of Pi

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books Canada
    2002
    English
    368 pages

    ISBN: 0676973779
    ISBN-13: 9780676973778

    Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe. Growing up in Pondicherry, India, Piscine Molitor Patel -- known as Pi -- has a rich life. Bookish by nature, young Pi acquires ... Show more

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Reviews of Life of Pi

Overall customer rating: 4.035
Tarissa

Excellent book, but has foul language

by Tarissa on Oct 11, 2014

The 2 star rating I have given this book implies nothing about the allurement held within its pages. The beautiful plot (based on a true story) is one of the best ever written. It *could* have been my new favorite novel. What ruined it for me? The foul language. Sadly, there was much of it mixed in. So much that my 5 star rating had to drop down to only 2 measly stars. The story itself is (as I have already mentioned) BEAUTIFUL. It starts in Pondicherry, India, with Piscine Molitor Patel, the son of a zookeeper. The chapters fly by with colorful descriptions. Vibrancy illuminates off the pages. Then---the shipwreck, and the endless weeks spent at sea. So accurately written. Every detail that one could think of has been packed into this novel. Yes, there are gruesome parts. "Life of Pi" is not intended for the weak in stomach, heart, or imagination. But learning about this struggle for survival is well worth it. Religious notes: Atheism is mentioned a few times. Also, in addition to Christianity, the religions of Hinduism and Islam are discussed in much detail. As a Christian myself, I naturally desired the Christian aspects brought up in the storyline, and found the details of the other religions quite interesting, to at least learn about. Overall, I found the book to exude such a memorizing tie that led me to relish in the story, actually wishing that I was there experiencing the hardships of trying to live at sea. Again, I say, it's a beautiful book. If the foul language didn't have to mess it up for me, I would have gained a new favorite.

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booksnoop

A spectial edition of a special book

by booksnoop on May 16, 2013

Many of us have read Life of Pi in soft-cover or hard-cover editions. The illustrated edition is for those who want to keep the book on their shelves forever and ever. The copy I received is in perfect condition: I couldn't be more pleased.

Sharon M

Life of Pi

by Sharon M on Jan 3, 2013

Appreciated the remarkably short time between ordering and receiving the book which was in perfect condition.

GrannyNanny

Astonishing book -- bought a second copy!

by GrannyNanny on Aug 3, 2012

The youngster whose tale is told in this book was already a fascinating person before he found himself adrift in a lifeboat in the Pacific with no one but a quartet of zoo animals, including a 450-pound Bengal tiger. I was so impressed, I bought an extra copy to lend to friends.

tooold

gifted

by tooold on Aug 2, 2012

I sent this to family as a gift. They seemed to enjoy getting it.

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