This book is very intelligently written. I love the idea that the main character loves god so much that he practices all religions. There is a lot of symbolism in this book and deep thinking at the end. I am not sure the movie really did it justice. If you like smart books this is for you.
I loved the book, until I got to the ending. I'm not sure why, but I was so mad at how the book ended. I read it about five years ago, but still remember that the author was great at sucking you into the boat with Pi. You really believe you are on the boat with him. I loved the detail in the beginning and his curiosity with religion. Pi is a peculiar narrator and that's what makes the book enjoyable.
I loved movie better....the magnitude of the story hits you in the end the story. The book story doesn't grip me in the beginning...the actual adventure start on the boat. The beautiful narration of the boat part till the end keeps you hooked. the movie was engaging from beginning to the end. After the movie ends your thoughts take u deep a potentially horrific story portrayed excellently
When i read this a few years ago it was hard for me to get into at first, but after about 50 pages i couldn't stop reading it. I loved the story and it raised a lot of questions for me. I think I could have really long discussions on this book and the meaning and analyzing the text. I know it's used in high school for summer reading now, but I think it's a light read that anyone can enjoy.
I picked up this book about 10 years ago while my family was on a skiing trip in NH. It was on the top seller shelf and I was drawn to the word Pi in the title so I curled up with a blanket next to the fire and learned quickly it was a beautifully clever story of a man named Pi. When the preview aired I called out "Life of Pi" moments into the clip and my son asked how I knew the name. I told him that this book deserved to be seen by all. Although the book is always better, I feel that the movie was worthy.
This book is difficult to get into. It was required my freshman year, and honestly I just read the spark notes. A few years later I heard there was a movie coming out, so I thought I would give it a shot. Two chapters in I couldn't stop reading, go read it.
This is one of my all time favorites. The story line was so unique and honestly, refreshing. The main character was so dynamic. The one part that really stuck with me is when he was discussing religion with his mother. I still quote this book to this day.
O M G, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this novel. I read it one summer, while lounging at the pool. I could not put it down. It does start out slow in the beginning but keep pushing through it and when the story really starts to pick up, it's amazing!
A lot of people talked about how the beginning was slow, but I loved Pi's journey through the different religions, piecing together the idea that the three main religions of the world are connected--because they are all Abrahamic religions. And then when the shipwreck happened, things got even more amazing. If you've read the book and loved it, then watch the movie because it puts everything into a beautiful perspective that you would've never imagined.
What a journey this book takes you on! Don't give up when you're spending many pages adrift but take in the feeling and be one with the main character. This one will keep you guessing even after you finish it and close the book!
I've heard many pros and cons about this book. I've heard that the Movie is great.. what is with this "certain people should only read this" and its "targeted for certain people". does this book really pertain to racism?
In your honest opinion, without ANY racism, please tell me why i should or shouldn't buy this book.
The first part of the book especially has some contradictory ideas about religion that may be disturbing to some readers, but it all ties into what the main character's personality, culture and background is. I never, however, thought of racism when reading this book, and I have read it twice. Most people don't understand the philosophical and background information in Part 1 of the book, but if you take the time to go back and read Part 1 of the book after completing Part 2, it will make so much more sense and you will realize how everything really does tie together. It is a fascinating book and I wouldn't discourage anyone from reading it. It just takes patience, but it is well worth it. Buy it!