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Life of Pi: Booker Prize Winner 2002

Life of Pi: Booker Prize Winner 2002

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher RHC
About the Book: Life of Pi One boy, one boat, one tiger ... After the tragic sinking of acargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, bluePacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-oldboy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a femaleorang-utan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set forone of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction inrecent years. About the Author: Yann Martel Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. Afterstudying philosophy at university, he travelled and worked at oddsjobs before turning to writing. In addition to Life of Pi, he isthe author of the novels Self and Beatrice and Virgil, the storiesThe Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and the collection ofletters to the Prime Minister of Canada, What is Stephen HarperReading? Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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  1.  Amazing last 50 pages 29 March, 2013 On
    Recommended by a friend of mine, and the setting of the story told to me in pieces - "boy, animals, boat, ocean, many months", I just wanted to flip through the pages and get these pieces connected to solve the puzzle. And when I did read the book, it was really like connecting pieces together and with every piece new experience followed. I picked up the book when the motion picture was set to be released. After reading each page I could imagine how it would look on the movie screen.

    Superb last 50 pages; where you start to read each and every word and start to relate it to every word earlier in the book.
    The middle section of the book where the journey on the sea is explained is a little bit too dragged in my opinion. But its worth reading and you realize it as you reach the last few pages.
    Gives a lot to think even after you read the full "story" and close the book. I could not let it out of my mind easily as I closed the book.

    Loved the section in particular where the boy explains how he got or rather pushed the nickname PI. But the title of the book just did not set into my head properly. Certainly a fantastic "Journey of Pi" if not the "Life of Pi".
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  2.  journey of Pi through a fantasy land 6 April, 2013 On
    No body would ever believe the story Yann Martel has put up. Though it is unbelieveable that such incident could have happened but the journey of Pi really will take you to a wonderland where you understand that there is nothing impossible in this world . You could win over a difficult situation even when you have a tiger at the other side of the boat. Pi will be a hero in my thoughts whenever i am in difficult situations ...
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