The Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

Fiction, 8/10 – June 2008

Firstly, I realised with a shock that this book wasn’t going to have a hint of mathematics in it but I got over the disappointment because I liked learning about Zoo keeping and I found a boy wanting to be in 3 religions funny.

The extreme situation that the boy found himself in was an interesting read and a powerful story but because it wasn’t a true story I felt the factual nature of the book could be deceiving – a tiger would not necessarily behave as described in the book! It’s like a adult fairy tale. The make-believe island comforted me because it reminded me this was a work of fiction – I wonder if this is what the author intended?

I liked the ending an awful lot – Which version was the truth? It puts another spin on the potential fictional aspects of the tiger.

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