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Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

Life of Pi
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  • First Published:
    May 2002, 336 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2003, 336 pages

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Chuck (06/08/03)

Insightful, yet mysterious. This novel is like the finest chedder. $9.00 for 300 grams of pure entertainment.
Anil (06/07/03)

Fantastic. Many years from now people will speak of this book as we now speak about David Copperfield or Count of Monte Cristo or A Tale of two Cities.
Kristeena (05/26/03)

I have read both Martel's novels, Life of Pi and Self. I found them extremely graphical and interesting. At no time was I bored. His books expressed my emotions, from happy, to angry, to depressed. His words made me feel what the character was feeling, and that I believe, is what a true novel should be like. Yann's now become my favourite author, and everyone should experience his way of writing.
Joel (05/21/03)

Being a mathematician with a nose for good literature, this book intrigued me from the time I first heard about it. On hearing that this book was after the style of Italo Calvino, I knew that I had to read it. I was certainly not disappointed - the influence of the magic realist movement is not difficult to see, and the tale is both beautiful and thought provoking.
Amy (03/12/03)

My book club met last night and "Life of Pi" kept us talking for hours. The reading guide was great!!!!!!! I would definitely recommend this book to all of my family and friends.
bitter plum (02/27/03)

yann martel has to be one of the greatest authors alive. he brings the characters to life and makes you feel as if you are pi on that boat with the carnivourous tiger. the end was the truly amazing part
Leo (02/16/03)

In this inspired novel Yann Martel blends story and craft with a mastery that leaves readers glowing in the ineffable consciousness only genuine art can induce.
Jenae (01/19/03)

I was skeptical going into this book....how much could one write regarding a tiger and a boy on a boat. Was I wrong! Yann Martel is an amazing wordsmith with an outstanding ability to combine wit and philosophy to give his readers a deep message in a lighthearted way. This is a must read! It's fast, easy yet deep and meaningful. It may just change your life!
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