It's truly different from other books I've read, would not be sure how to class it, "magical realism". Unexpected and captivating!
... the end...
Ohh, that will be a spoiler ;-)
Both, laugh, cry and wonder... wonder... wonder
Its a reading you will not forget
Beeing a grown up person, i read it to grandchildren, to elders and to teens, even them loved it, and that is much to say!
The title is good enough to intrigue
This is one of the richest, deepest, most beautifully written novels I've ever read. It is quirky, amusing, works on various levels, about truth, zoology, coping gracefully with the difficulties of life, different cultures, etc. It is so rich in so many ways & so delightful I hardly know what to say.
Like many of us, Pi is a student of both science & religion. When his parents object to his becoming a Christian, a Hindu & a Muslim simultaneously, he simply says, "I just want to love God."
Pi is about Truth, which is not absolute, but which as quantum physics has documented, is a matter of one viewer's perspective at one moment in time. Pi's life is narrated in an engaging, delightful, a deeply meaningful manner.
I will be thinking this book over for a long time.
Female, love a good mystery, Victorian English literature and love to laugh (Dickens, Austen, Trollepe, Wodehouse, Gaskell, Elliot
I read and highly enjoyed this wonderful book. I could not resist purchasing the audio version, and happy I am that I did! What a delightful, fanciful story. Imagine 7 months in a lifeboat with Mr Parker. The main character captured my heart from Chapter one to the very end when he offered a cookie to the two Japanese diplomats from whom he had received the cookies! Sweet. The narrator was just perfect, I will probably listen again in the future.
the recording was excellent, story line not as I had hoped.
did not appeal to me
interpretation was good added to the listening experience
Did not enjoy the story line as much as I had hoped
This book sucks. You cant see it in the reviews, but Its really a story about selling religion!
Great story and a great listen. The narrator was absolutely perfect and never came across as "too much" like some narrators do. This story was imaginative and had so much humor injected into it I couldnt help but smile almost the whole reading. The only complaint I have is that the very end got a little confusing but it was easily forgivable.
Mostly I read horror but Im glad I branched out for this one, well worth a listen!
I had this book in my queue for more than a year before finally listening to it - It's remarkable, implausible in it's main thrust, and yet written and performed so well, I had to check and confirm it was a novel at end. The main character's early years' narrative is not uninteresting but less than riveting and having no knowledge of the book whatsoever - it was an accidental purchase under embarrassing impression it was something else entirely, left me wondering where it was going , but it was all part of flow. It's so well done and the calamity unfolds and continues. It was purchased as a mistake but it's one I'm very glad I made. Film trailers for director Ang Lee's film version are out now. If he has captured the this book, it will be worthwhile.
In spite of the great reviews for this book, it is probably the only audio book that I have purchased and decided not to finish. I just did not find it enjoyable at all. I kept hoping it would get better, but by Chapter 46, I gave up. I only regret not having gave up on it sooner, as the detailed, gruesome deaths of the animals was disturbing to me.
His fake indian accent. If you want a indian to narrate a book, just hire an indian. Don't make a non-indian fake a weird accent.