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Life Of Pi (English)

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Life Of Pi (English) (Hardcover) Price: Rs. 1,166

"Life of Pi" needs little introduction. Since it was first published in 2002 it has entered mainstream consciousness and remains one of the most extraordinary works of fiction in recent years. In October 2005 Canongate launched a competition with "The Times" to find an artist to illustrate Yann Martel's international bestseller. Soon the competition expanded as the "Globe" and "Mail" and "The Age" newspapers also launched a search in Canada and Australia. From thousands of entries, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen as the illustrator for this new edition of "Life of Pi". 'My vision of the illustrated edition of "Life of Pi" is based on paintings from a first person's perspective - Pi's perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through use of colours, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc. 'The idea behind this approach is a kind of an extension of Mr. Martel's idea as expressed in this quote: "It seemed natural that Mr. Patel's story should be told mostly in the first person - in his voice and through his eyes. But any inaccuracies or mistakes are mine."' - Tomislav Torjanac.

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Yann Martel is the author of Life of Pi, published to international acclaim in over forty countries and winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize, and a number of collections of short stories, including The Facts Behind The Helsinki Roccamatios. Tomislav Torjanac was born in 1972 in Croatia, where he lives and works as a freelance illustrator. His life is not unlike his favourite medium (oil paints) or his style: slow and quiet, but colourful. When he's not painting, he likes reading, listening to music, walking, trying to outstare his neurotic cat Puki or spending non-quality time with his two dogs, Nero and His Brother. Amongst other things, he's done many book covers and illustrated a few children's books, including James Joyce's The Cat and the Devil.

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Publisher MISC-UNKNOWN
ISBN-10 1841958492
Edition IllustratedEdition
Number of Pages 336 Pages
Publication Year 2007
Language English
ISBN-13 9781841958491
Binding Hardcover
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Weight 1096 g
Height 1.57 inch
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Ridhika

Jul 22, 2014

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Good - as per expectation

The story and the take on religion is quite interesting. As is the whole setting of being stranded in the sea with a tiger. Book is better than the film!
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PRATIK GANERIWALA

May 12, 2014

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Horrible Starting!!!!

I guess what does Man Booker Prize means? Certainly it does not mean pathetic.
My first Man Booker Prize book-The White Tiger was a crap.......
and now this is even more horrible. I don't know about the the full book but the first part of the book is a disaster for sure.And after this nightm…
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Suriya Gayathri

Mar 18, 2014

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Interesting tale

An overdose of fantasy for my taste. The book turns essay-like at various junctures because of its descriptive narrative. Yann Martel deserves admiration for flying marvelously on the wings of imagination. I'm curious to watch the movie and will do so shortly.
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Hariharasubramanian

Jan 16, 2014

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Riveting book. Could not keep it down once I got started.

Author has interwoven a lot of seemingly unrelated aspects like God, religion, zoos, tiger behavior, survival seamlessly to create a beautiful story. Highly recommended for book lovers. After having read the book, the movie seems to pale in comparison.
Author has inter
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p sheth

Jan 16, 2014

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Life with tiger surrounded by immense water

I have read book after watching movie .
It is really worth reading .
The life in 227 days PI had passed on boat with Richard parket surrounded by ocean water is awsome.

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pritam singh

Sep 22, 2012

Get ready for the adventure.....

After i get to know about the movie which is being made by Ang Lee i couldn't resist myself form buying this novel.
If you love to read something new with adventure, twists and turns , hope ....then this is the novel for you.

Go and grab it and fall into a dreamland.
Its one of the best novels i have read till date.
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Somnath Sarkar

Mar 8, 2012

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Smart. Intelligent. Fresh

a story of survival like never before. break the story down into 3-4 substories and you'll like all of them. wont disclose much but would just say "read chapter 90 very carefully" :D

hats off to this amazing tale of life !
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Renuka Devi C

Oct 3, 2011

Belief is what bonds you with the Life of Pi!

Even though the Life of Pi is a fiction, somewhere in the first quarter of the book, Yann Martel makes you believe that it is a biography of someone (Pi) who was born in Pondicherry, India, grew up till his teens, with a zoo in his backyard, and with the political scene in India becoming unstable (1977), the family along with a few animals that remained behind, after selling off most of the zoo inhabitants, boards a Japanese cargo ship to Canada. And after this act of making you believe, all the action takes place in the 227 days that runs between the days Pi gets into the sea as a castaway in…
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jash dholani

Aug 31, 2012

Amazing Amazing Amazing. And more amazing.

Filled with depth, wonder, and astonishing clarity, Yann Martel has weaved an unbelievable tale. His imagination is expansive, narration brilliant, characterization beyond words. Too good. Too great. Must read. Raw, original, awesome.
Read it, please.
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Sundeep RK

Jul 22, 2012

indeed a story that will make you believe in God

Truly worth Man Booker prize...

What a story.. I cant think anyone could write so many chapter about life on a lifeboat..

It has a perfect blend of a book, at least for me. It has story, it has its spiritual content, it has the interesting aspect about it, and it has - a very impressive part - of facts and knowledge... At the moment, I think I can tame a tiger, if I am stranded with it on a lifeboat surrounded by ocean... If not tame a tiger, I am pretty sure I can live off land, on the water, in a lifeboat!!

And I also think, no person, after reading this book, will…
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Aditya Nair

Aug 12, 2012

Thank you Richard Parker

Life of Pi is simply complex only in the thought process.It is a personal favorite as this book has a life changing effect on you.Your perspective of things change quite visibly.
Unlike what the Book says it does little in restoring my faith in God,
but does in restoring my faith in people.
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Rajat Maheshwari

Jun 14, 2012

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Not really

I started reading this novel with great enthusiasm but almost dragged myself to finish it. Huge disappointment from a 'Man Booker' winner. The book dragged like the length of the sea. No climatic end to summon up the misery I went through to reach it.
★★★★★
★★★★★

Tanya

Dec 15, 2012

A blot on booker

Yann Martel is a master list maker. Throughout the book you find him listing various unrelated things and themes whether you are interested to read them or not, because he had painstakingly collected those information and had to include them in his book to increase its girth; the story had hardly enough substance to make for a decent volume.Its a fantasy story no doubt but you need even more mastery on writing to make a fantasy interesting to adult readers, which Mr Martel sadly lacks. Its an impossible rambling story without any rhyme or reason and you need the grim determination of Pi Patel …
★★★★★
★★★★★

Belixir

Jul 26, 2012

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A huge task for Anglee

Life of pi should be listed in the category of spiritual and not fiction because it is all about keeping the human spirit alive which is always adventurous in the contemporary world.Lets wait and see whether Ang Lee will surmount the task of visually narrating the story.Pi always pins his hopes to the horizon beyond which a life in the form of ship awaits him.In that way this book might remind you how superficial are our whining about not leading a content life. The Bengal tiger Richard Parker could have been a valid reason for pi to give up and perish in the sea.But he chose the co-existence …
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sujit kumar das

Mar 15, 2012

A blot on booker

Yann Martel is a master list maker.Throughout the book you find him listing various unrelated things and themes whether you are interested to read them or not, because he had painstakingly collected those information and had to include them in his book to increase its girth; the story had hardly enough substance to make for a decent volume.Its a fantasy story no doubt but you need even more mastery on writing to make a fantasy interesting to adult readers, which Mr Martel sadly lacks.Its an impossible rambling story without any rhyme or reason and you need the grim determination of Pi Patel fo…
 

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