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    Life of Pi  (English, Paperback, Yann Martel)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Canongate Books
    • ISBN: 9780857865533, 0857865536
    • Edition: Film tie-in ed, 2012
    • Pages: 352
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    Description

    Life Of Pi is an extraordinary tale about a boy named Pi, who was stranded on a lifeboat with Richard Parker, a Royal Bengal tiger. This book is beautifully written, and brings to light the opposing concepts of faith and science.

     

    Summary Of The Book


    Life Of Pi, published in 2001, is a fantasy adventure novel that revolves around an Indian teenger named Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, and a Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Pi is the son of a zoo owner, and he lives with his family in Pondicherry. The young boy is a Hindu, but also practices Islam and Christianity. The Patels decide to move to Canada, and so they load all the zoo animals onto a Japanese cargo ship. Unfortunately, they encounter a storm, and the ship sinks. Pi manages to reach the lifeboat, and finds out that the boat carries another passenger, a 450 pound Bengal tiger. The human protagonist soon realizes that he needs to tame Richard Parker in order to survive. On the 26-foot craft, Pi develops a parental relationship with the wild cat. He uses food as positive reinforcement, and seasickness as punishment. Life Of Pi describes various incredible events that take place while these two creatures float across the Pacific Ocean for 227 days.


    Life Of Pi is not a classic lifeboat-survival story. The novel beautifully explores two completely opposite human perspectives, namely spirituality and science. This book has sold over ten million copies globally. It has won the 2002 Man Booker Prize For Fiction, the 2003 South African Boeke Prize, and the 2004 Asian/Pacific American Award For Literature In Best Adult Fiction for years 2001–2003. In 2012, the book was adapted into a major motion picture, and it won four awards at the 85th Academy Awards.


    About Yann Martel


    Yann Martel, born in 1963, is a Canadian author. Some of his other works include Beatrice and Virgil, Self, and We Ate The Children Last.


    From 1981 to 1984, the author attend Trent University in Ontario. However, he graduated in 1985 with a BA in Philosophy from Concordia University. Martel did odd jobs like dishwashing, and tree planting. He then spent a year in India, where he visited religious shrines, and zoos. His first published fictional work, Seven Stories, was released in 1993. He was a professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Free University of Berlin in Germany. In 2005, it was announced that he would join the University of Saskatchewan as a scholar-in-residence. Martel is the first Canadian to represent the Washington Arts Commission, and is the winner of the 2001 Hugh MacLennan Prize For Fiction. He currently resides in Saskatoon, Canada.

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    Specifications
    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2012 October
    Contributors
    • Author
      • Yann Martel
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 5.74 inch
    • Height
      • 8.74 inch
    • Depth
      • 0.51 inch
    • Weight
      • 363 g
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    Ratings and Reviews
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    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...
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    Sonali Chauhan

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    15 Dec, 2012

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    Very Good

    the book is a wonderful piece of art. ipand its way more better than the movie ! they always are!
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    Hasan Syed

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    Terrific purchase

    Its good having one of the best edition of my order from flipkart in low price..
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    Which story makes you believe in GOD. The one you like or The one which is true.

    First of all Thanx Flipkart to deliver the book before time. As usual FK guys are superb. Reasonable price great service.
    'Pi' Patel's story will take you to a journey which has got a shipwreck, surviving almost a year lonely with a Royal Bengal Tiger in a small boat. This experience will make you believe in The Almighty GOD.
    Hop on to that small boat with Pi and Richard Parker to adventure of a lifetime. To know that he exists. and He is with you right now and will be forever.
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    Sharad Panchal

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    22 Mar, 2015

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    5

    Good Book

    This Book Is Very Nice And Having Very Good Novel By Yann Martel Of Life Of Pi Nd It Is Also Been Given The Man Booker Prize
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    Chirag Lunkar

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    28 Dec, 2014

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    PERFECT BOOKER WINNER

    the composition of this one left me wanting more. i can't write much about this but will recommend it to all that loves serious writings and those whose taste is different and like light reading shouldn't not buy this as it will be a waste of money to them. those type of readers but this kind of books and give it a low ratings.
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    Vivek Ray

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    19 Dec, 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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    Ridhika

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    22 Jul, 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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    Suriya Gayathri

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    18 Mar, 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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    p sheth

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    16 Jan, 2014

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    A Castaway in the Pacific

    This is a story of a castaway adrift in the Pacific Ocean, in the company of a tiger. Plot wise, it doesn’t seem to offer much in terms of the potential for a gripping narrative. But a gripping narrative it indeed is. The castaway’s survival strategies and his resourcefulness make for absorbing reading. But it is much more than that. Through the eyes of the castaway, the book looks at the universal themes of despair, hope, belief, courage, a sense of purpose, the will to survive. It is abo...
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    Rajiv Balakrishnan

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    10 Nov, 2013

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