Life of Pi (Unabridged)
by Yann Martel
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Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2002 Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story, so he tells a second one - more conventional, less fantastic. But is it more true? A realistic, rousing adventure and meta-tale of survival, Life of Pi explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character claims, to "make you believe in God".
Love this book
Definitely a favorite. Reading it again for the second time after first reading it several years ago, it's one that stays with you as you continue to repeatedly turn over the events that occur trying to figure out truth from fiction. Could not put it down first time and still can't now. Don't miss this, sure to be a classic.
Life of Pi
Omg!absolute loved this book.recommend it to all but was a little violent
Could there be a better book?
This book will remain one of my favorites of all time. It is phenomenal and leaves you questioning even after the end truth versus reality, and that sometimes, yes, "truth" as portrayed in this novel is stranger than fiction.