May 04, 2003

the life of pi

life of pi coverthe life of pi
by yann martel


finished.

I'd been eyeing this book for awhile, what with the word "Pi" in its title and all (I have sort of an obsession with ?). I read it over the course of two days. The story boasts that it will make you believe in God. Well, I wasn't looking for any revelations, but the story of an Indian teen being castaway on a lifeboat with an orangutan, a hyena, a zebra and a Bengal tiger sort of piqued my interest.

I haven't a real opinion on it yet, although during the read I found myself on that boat as well, caught up in the swells, feeling the rain, feeling the heat of the sun - I even felt the thirst and hunger (I had not eaten or drank since the lunchtime the day before, and I read most of it during the evening). I think I'll need to give it a second read before I come to any conclusions. Perhaps I missed the grander metaphor the first time through.
posted by julie at May 4, 2003 10:33 AM


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