I'm generally a fan of philosophy type books, and I always prefer to read before I watch. The movie previews for this title looked great, so I thought I would listen to the book. I was sorely disappointed. The story was slow, which would have been okay if it eventually took me somewhere. I couldn't wait for the end; not because I was excited for the ending; I was excited it was over, and I could move on to something else.
Better then the movie, it's a philosophical book, much more so then one would think at first read. if you remember your literary teachers all trying to tell you about what this author was trying to say about this or that when you thought you were just reading a story, this would be one of the ones that makes it pretty clear at the end that the author really WAS talking about deeper subjects. So it's easier to digest these thought processes without pictures.
I would have given this book zero stars if there was an option. This book starts out and stays slow. I stuck it out for 10 chapters since it had such great reviews, but stopped because this book is BORING.
If you are a Big Bang Theory fan, this is what an autobiography written by Sheldon would be like.... I was the smartest kid, this is the long overly detailed story of how great I am, this is how dumb everyone else was... monotone the whole time.
The book goes into too much detail on the bloody parts - this book is awful
A better story and likable characters
Yes, slow and painful
All of them
It was not a great piece of literature, it has been a long time since I have read a book that I have had such a viseral response to. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
I was really disappointed in this audiobook, as I read the book years ago and was looking forward to revisiting it as I really enjoyed the story. I was not able to stomach Jeff Woodman's accent, it was really off putting to me how inaccurate it was. If I could return this audiobook, I would.
I had thought this was going to be a humorous portrayal of life, relationships, and respecting differences.
I like animals.
I have not picked up this book in weeks, and yet cannot get the awful stories of animals being mutilated and made to suffer because some two legged creatures with little minds could not see the beauty in other living things/creatures.
Not a mainstream reader.
I've already read "Life of Pi" four years ago and it is still one of my favorite stories of all time. I too was looking forward to the movie and was extremely disappointed at what I watched on screen. If you already read this book, there is no need to watch the movie. In this case, the movie fell way short from the readers' expectation.
For some reason, the story did not feel the same of what is presented in the audio. If I remembered correctly, the narration of the audio version that I listened to wasn't that great either, but I haven't read "Life of Pi" twice. If you listened to the first chapter, the reader sounds like he is speed reading, but he simmers down as the plot progress.
I just bought this book to express my opinion on the movie. I really hope that other readers feels the same that the book is so much better than the movie. There is something missing in Ang Lee's rendition of Yann Martel's writing. I just thought that the film was poor.
There is a quote that I always remember, "Hairless Christians..."
I WOULD ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND THIS STORY TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE! IT IS UPLIFTING AND ENCOURAGING! WHAT AN AMAZING STORY! LEAVES YOU FEELING SO GOOD!