Rated of 5
The Life of Pi is a book that really makes you think, makes you question the nature of human beings, God and religion, and truth. In response to the statement that the book is boring, it does get to be so about two-thirds of the way through, when Pi is on the raft. However, it picks up again once his new situation is firmly established. I think that it is difficult to continue reading at this point because the reader questions the believability of the plot after such a dramatic change. If you make it through this part, you will become absorbed in it. Yann Martel does an excellent job in setting up the plot, making everything seem credible and true. In the end, you will be satisfied by the book because of the underlying questions that it poses. Also, I was confused when I started reading because it is categorized as an animal adventure story, but this does not do it justice at all. The Life of Pi is so much more than a story about a boy in a raft on the Pacific. I felt that this book was one of the most worthwhile and meaningful books I have read, leaving you with new insights to the way life is when you are done.