Life of Pi

    Life of Pi  (English, Paperback, Yann Martel)

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    Highlights
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780143028482, 0143028480
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2002
    • Pages: 336
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    Description

    Life of Pi is the story of a young boy who finds himself in a critical position when he is left stranded on a boat in the Pacific. Four animals initially accompany him, but the number comes down to just one, a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.

    Summary of the Book

    Pi is a young boy from Pondicherry whose father owned a zoo. He believes in God and follows all religions. One day, his father decides that the family is going to move to Canada in an attempt to avoid the political scenario in India. They begin their journey and are accompanied by some of the animals from their zoo. A violent storm leaves Pi stranded on a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker. The journey teaches Pi plenty about survival and facing his fears.

    About Yann Martel

    Yann Martel is best known for his novel Life of Pi, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2002. The Canadian author has won a number of literary prizes and is the first Canadian to have represented the Washington Arts Commission.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2002
    • Awards
      • The Man Booker Prize Winner
    • Award Year
      • 2002
    Contributors
    • Authored By
      • Yann Martel
    • Author Info
      • Yann Martel is a Canadian author and the recipient of the prestigious Booker prize for the year 2012.His works include Life Of Pi, Beatrice And Virgil, Self, Seven Stories, and The Facts Behind The Helsinki Roccamatios.His writing is simple and lucid. It presents stories in direct, linear terms. He lists Dantes Divine Comedy as the book that has influenced him the most.Yann Martel was born in Salamanca, Spain, on June 25, 1963. He was raised in several countries, including Canada, Mexico, India, Costa Rica, Turkey, France, and Iran. He attended the Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario. In 1985, he graduated from the Concordia University with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy. After working at a variety of jobs, he took up writing as a full-time career at the age of 27. He currently lives in Canada.
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      • 368 g
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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.
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    Rajat Maheshwari

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    14 Jun, 2012

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    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 ...
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    Renuka Devi C

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    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 wat...
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    Sundeep Supertramp

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    22 Jul, 2012

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    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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    Aditya Nair

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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 Parke...
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    Belixir

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    26 Jul, 2012

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    Easy and well written, ideal for beginners.

    A very well written book. But a bit slow at a few places. The good thing is that there are not many of such places and they are followed by extremely good sections. I would recommend this book for those who are just into reading for the language is flowing and the story keep you glued. Enjoyed reading this.
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    Girish Mohanan

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    Life of Pi - A pleasant read

    Life of Pi is as good as any other decent novel. It has its own moments: moments of satisfaction, moments of anger, moments of desparation, etc. On the whole it is a novel worth reading. It might not be the best among the lot. but yes it knows where it stands and it does let you take that stand. there are no over emotions neither does the author push you into such a direction. The author has done some extensive research and although fictional, it tries to give a sense of reality.
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    Amethyst

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    31 Jul, 2012

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    A Story of struggling Pi who is on a voyage with Bengal Tiger in Pacific Ocean

    Wonderful narration on the life of Pi who is on the voyage in pacific ocean due to an accident occurred in their vessel. Shares the life boat with Rhino, Zebra & Bengal Tiger. The story is a catch that after loosing his family, he struggles while sharing the life boat with wild cat but still doesn't leaves hope of reaching alive on the corner. A boy who turns as a sea hunter & how he keeps himself & wild cat alive. Beginning of the story is little slow but you will find interesting after coup...
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    Devendra Moudgil

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    20 Jul, 2012

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    A great tale - just couldn't get enough of RP and Pi!

    Just bought it from Flipkart 3 days back, and already finished reading it.

    Life of Pi is a delight to read, a book which keeps you on the edge of the gunnel, a float on the undulating waves of emotions, as if you are Pi Patel.
    This book goes beyond zoo, humans and the pacific. Simply put its fabulous. On the fallout, the ending wouldn't appeal to everyone.

    Worth the buck! The one I purchased is Penguin Books India. Fair paper quality.
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    Umang A

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    A Whirl Wind

    An absolute pleasure to read. The narrative is gripping and doesn't let the reader slip away. It has some universal religious theme and the Bengal,gosh, he is one little doll. It is weave of humor and satire. Either way it is a beautiful read.
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