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Life of Pi
« on: April 28, 2004, 03:29:16 pm »
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Anyone else here read this book?  In case you haven't, its wonderful -- really one of the best new books i've read in a long time.  I was fortunate enough to meet the author, Yann Martel, a few weeks back during a book discussion.  Anyway, if you did read it, what did you think?
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2004, 10:04:23 pm »
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I have it on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I've heard it's good. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2004, 02:08:15 pm »
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I finally read it. I really enjoyed it!


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What do you think about the alternate story at the end? Which one is true?
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2004, 03:20:45 am »
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I think it's a wonderful story! But I was utterly confused by the ending. Can anyone explain it to me?
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2004, 06:54:59 pm »
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What do you want to know?
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2004, 04:37:25 pm »
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oh I have heard alot about this book. what is it really about though?
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2004, 07:28:03 pm »
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It's about a boy from India who is sea stranded on a lifeboat with a tiger. It's about his life before and during the incident. Very good.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2004, 09:29:47 pm »
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i'm reading it at the moment! i love it, its so different from anything else i've read and its told in a clever way with the before/after parts.
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2004, 01:42:11 pm »
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Its on my To Read list. It would be good if I had access to a library or you know, money to buy a book.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2004, 09:40:59 pm »
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You don't have access to a library? 
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2004, 11:40:58 pm »
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I'm reading it now, its quite good.  It's rather preachy in the begnning though, I'm still waiting for the adventure.
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2006, 06:56:55 pm »
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I heard this book was amazing.. at least my friend thinks so.
It sounds pretty good. I want to read it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2006, 02:50:07 pm »
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I bought it and am about to read it. I've heard a lot of good things about it.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2006, 10:21:22 pm »
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Ooh, when I posted that last thing... yeah, two years ago.. I didn't know what was good.

Wow, what an amazing book!  I read it in one day when I was sick and stuck at home, and it was just so incredibly written. 

I think the tidbit at the end is put there to symbolize (well not really symbolize, but iterate) man's question in faith.  The skeptics.  The boy told an amazing story.  The policemen didn't believe it.  What's considered the most amazing story?  The Bible.  Some people don't believe it.  So I think that was there to show how man questions things, you know?  Its a question of faith. 

I'm not saying that's what it is or anything, its just what I understood judging from the significant religious content of the novel.

But anyway, I give this book two thumbs up! 
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2006, 01:32:16 pm »
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I have to read it this summer for an accelerated English course I'm taking.
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