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The “Life of Pi” Book Review

Life of Pi Illustrated Edition Cover 3

If you read this book, it will quite likely not leave you un-changed.  I have a beautiful slip-cased copy of the book, illustrated by Tomislav Torianic.  It is signed by both the author and the illustrator and is copy number 1173 of a limited run of 3,000 such books.  Published in 2007 by Canongate, Edinburgh, it consists of 449 pages.

Here is my very own personal review of the novel written by Yann Martel, “The Life of Pi.”  Please do not read, unless you really do want to know what I thought about the book upon reading it.

Please be warned that there are “spoilers” at the end of this review.

If you are squeamish and want to avoid gory details and even another gruesome twist right at the end of the story, which wasn’t in the movie, then DO NOT read the book.

First, let me say that I eagerly rushed out to watch the movie, directed by Ang Lee, and while I can’t say I really enjoyed watching the movie, because as anyone who knows something about the movie (and the book) it was about survival at sea; I found the movie evocative and amazing.  Now, onto the book.  I really wanted to read it to see if there was an elaboration of Pi or the author’s connection to God in the book.

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