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Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

Review of Life of Pi by Yann Martel


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       One of the most interesting books I've read so far... Life of Pi stirs up an emotion with an unfathomable depth. Its a good read. No matter what they say about the author (some claimed he plagiarized from  Max and the Cats by Moacyr Scliar), I still would say that it deserved the Man Booker Prize Award.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel reviewed by Koni

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       A very interesting read with many symbols and motifs. You will either hate or love this novel on how easily you can suspend your reality and enter Pi's. One must also come to terms with the interesting ending which forces you to choose between naviety or despair. I suggest anyone who is reading this to at least try it out. At the worst it will just confirm your beliefs. At the best it will confirm your beliefs.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel reviewed by mark

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       Whether or not Yann Martel is guilty of plagarism, is a topic for another time. But you cannot deny that he is a good storyteller and the book is interesting. I have never read or heard of Yann Martel before, I am not an English major but I do enjoy reading a good book and this book certainly is good. I picked it up not knowing what to expect and was not disappointed.

       Does it deserve to make it to this list? I don't think so. But an enjoyable novel!

Life of Pi by Yann Martel reviewed by Sheena

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  MY FAVOURITE BOOK. The second time reading it, I folded down all the pages that I loved and by the end I had pretty much folded down the corners of the entire book.

  It's a beautiful story.


Life of Pi by Yann Martel reviewed by Life of Pi Lover

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  Worst book I have ever read. No joke. As an English major, I have read a lot of books, and this one ranks as my most hated. It's plotline is boring and disgusting. I have never been so mortified by a novel as I was by this, and found myself sick to my stomach at some points. The gory details even led me to become a vegitarian because I was so nauseous. Honestly, don't read this book, if you want a sea adventure pick up Hemmingways The Old Man and the Sea.


Life of Pi by Yann Martel reviewed by Natalie

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  Magical realism at its worst. Shockingly bad. Try Louis Debernieres earlier novels instead. 


Life of Pi by Yann Martel reviewed by Oberst

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  While there exist claims of plagarism, the author of the novel that Martel supposedly copied admits that the stories are different. There is no plagarism, although Martel admits the novel did influence him. Despite the controversy, this is a fantastic novel. I had to read it for my junior year, along with several other books, and this was a favorite. It is a fantastic tale that engrosses the reader. It is very fantastic, and almost impossible to believe, yet you believe it. This story also has an incredibly thought provoking ending, and one of the greatest twists I have read.


Life of Pi by Yann Martel reviewed by George Munson

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  This is a horribly plagerized work by a complete moron. Martel's lack of intelligence bleeds through the pages. The Junigan perspectives are all overdone and misinterpreted, as are his jr. high metaphors. He is a cocky one too. Try reading his "essay" on how he "created" this novel by taking the original idea of a "lesser author." Its the degregation of our culture; why read something real when we can read works of fiction that make us believe we are reading something of substance? Im sure half of you think this book was a true story, just like you thought The Davinci Code was. Best to all, at least some of us can still read.


Life of Pi by Yann Martel reviewed by Not Impressed

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“Japanese-owned cargo ship Tsimtsum, flying Panamanian flag. Sank July 2nd 1977 in Pacific Ocean, four days out of Manila. Am in life boat. Pi Patel my name. Have some food, some water, but Bengal tiger a serious problem. Please advise family in Winnipeg, Canada. Any help very much appreciated. Thank you.”


  This extraordinary tale of the 16-year-old son of an Indian zookeeper, drifting in a 21-foot lifeboat with an adult male Royal Bengal tiger aboard, is nothing short of amazing. It’s fantastically whimsical, yet harshly real, showing the hardship of survival at sea under the most unusual circumstances ever witnessed: A seven-month epic journey into the unknown with an uncertain outcome.


  It’s a wonderful story, cleverly written to draw the reader into what should be completely unbelievable, yet manages to convince one that this could actually happen. No wonder Life of Pi won The Man Booker Prize in 2002.


  Don’t let the “critical literary acclaim” put you off – this is pure escapism at its finest and a highly recommended page-turner.


Life of Pi by Yann Martel reviewed by Kell Smurthwaite (On the Shelf Reviews)




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