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Life of Pi: A Novel | Paperback

Author: Yann Martel | Format: Paperback

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  A symphony of imagination

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Life of Pi proves that human imagination knows no boundaries. The really amazing thing is that the author makes the freakish story sound acceptable, because it is compeletely consistent in all its weirdness. Morevover it is written in simple but very beautiful and often even poetic English.

  One of my All Time Favourites (of All Time)

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Life of Pi is a remarkable novel. It has everything. It also has 'The Best Ending' of any novel I've read.

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  The best book i've read!

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What can i say, it's strange, odd, wierd. But mindblowingly amazing! READ IT!!!!!!!!

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Thouroughly enjoyed this book. If your lookin for a book you can't put down then buy Life of Pi. I was only sad it ended so soon, I suppose thats what happens when you read it flat out for two days!!

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  The Life of Pi

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I was extremely disappointed with this book in the end. I found the first chapters up until the shipwreck absolutely fascinating with the history and from the religious point of view. There really are some very comedic areas in the first part of the book, especially when Pi explains how his name is to be pronounced! After the shipwreck, it just degenerated in to a bloody mass of how he survived by killing this and that. The ending was most disappointing too. I usually share my books with my daughters but knew they would not like all the blood and gore so donated it to the charity shop.

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In all honesty, I wasn't really expecting to enjoy this book, but once I started reading I couldn't put it down.....it has a wonderful, original storyline and the final chapter really makes you sit back and think! I highly recommend this book - definately a modern classic.

  Excellent work of fiction

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I enjoyed this book from the first chapter to the last. I found Yann Martel's style of writing interesting and witty and very visual. The running theme of religion is discussed and portrayed in a clever and non biased way and there are many allusions to biblical events. Altogether a brilliant work of fiction in my opinion!

  Fantastic book, with a fantastic ending!

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I'm afraid that I have to repectfully disagree with the other 2 reviewers - this novel is fantastic from start to finish, with possibly the most intriguing ending to a novel that I have ever read. The ending is demonstrative of Martel's extraordinary (and admittedly sometimes odd!) imagination and style - anyone who has read Self will most certainly agree. I would recommend that anyone try this book.

  I loved this book

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This is an amazing book, really. Admittedly, the initial few chapters are a little religion-based and slightly dull, but when it gets to the life on the boat, it really is extraordinary. It's fantastically written, teaches a little something about survival, and is enthralling till the last page. I agree that the ending isn't quite what I was hoping for, but, the rest of the book makes up for it completely.

  A classic, spoiled

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A lovely adventure yarn with an intriguing storyline; a boy and a tiger share a lifeboat together. Up until the last chapter I was ready to declare this one of my favourite books but then...oh dear, what a horrible way to end it. I won't spoil it, but the final chapter of this book is akin to an artist painting an exquisite masterpiece and then purposefully ruining it by throwing a can of black paint at the canvas.

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