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The “Life of Pi” Book Review

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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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Cat-man Do Furs-Day – War of the Petzz

A regular monthly feature will start today on this blog, and appear every fourth Thursday.

The subject of the new column is –    SHANDY CAT !

My companion of thirteen years, Shandy cat, is a sweet little cat, whose story about how he came to live with us can be found on  THIS  page.

Well, I have decided to hand over the keyboard to Shandy, whom will write his own post on the last Thursday of every month, only if he can have a special treat that week.

So, here is Shandy’s first post !  Take it away, Cat-man Do.

What my Cat taught me

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1.  It is important / essential in life to care for and look after another sentient (living) being.

 2.  Cats can smile.  They have feelings and emotions. 

 3.  Each being knows what he or she needs and is entitled to it and should go for it intutively.

 4.  Every person is responsible for his or her own decisions, as is every cat.

First of all, so I don’t have to write it out again here, please see this post   here   ( on the Our Animal Friends main tab ) to read about our cat Shandy, and to see photos of him.

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