Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

This story will make you believe in God

This one line from the book that made me so curious about what’s in it. The fact that I didn’t know what to expect and had no idea where the story would bring us until about 1/3 of the book threw nice surprises at me. (The copy that I had didn’t have the cover and I didn’t read any review prior to the reading.)

The first few chapters felt a bit slow. But after a while, I couldn’t put it down because it’s so damn interesting. A lot of events are simply hilarious and ironically funny.

In short, this is a story about a child stranded in a rescue boat with a Bengal Tiger. And he survived. One of the strongest reason is that he’s a child of a zookeeper, which makes him knows a lot about animals.

There’s one part of the story that I love so much, but I can’t say here to avoid any spoiler. It’s probably one aspect that’s the most unbelievable, but for me it’s simply magical. (If you read this book, ask me which part! :)

Nothing actually religious in this story. So far from that. It’s about a very extra-ordinary experience. And like usual, I really want, and end up, to believe that it’s a true story :)

4 stars
~ Finished it (roughly) on 5 March 2005


“Religion faces the same problems [with zoo]. Illusions of freedom plague them both.”

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