This book leaves me with a lot of questions and not about the plot. Why is this such a great bestseller, why is this to be said philosophical, why do so many people read such a book, why was this made in a movie????
During listening to this book I was bored a lot of the time, I was angry about stupid assumptions, I was interested on some occations, I was glad the end got closer and closer....
In the beginning the description of the young Pi are to long for me and the parts about religion are not very insidefull to me (taking on three religions at the same time, does not make it a world religion but stripping every religion from its meaning, or is: there is one or some gods, a real believe) besides some comments made me really doubt that the author really knows as much about animals as he wanted to make us believe (a cobra stolen from the zoo by a snake charmer is facing a live of serving?? What about they suffering from getting their teeth broken out).....
There are very distgusting parts (e.g. the zebra gets eaten alive for a whole night and day....)
The story is unlikly but that doesn't bother me. In the end (last 30 minutes) the story gets a really good turn (don't want to put it differntly, because it would spoil it for other readers) and makes the other part on the lifboat really symbolic, but the ten hours of description were to much.....
"A deeply worrying message"
The message of Life of Pi is simple - lies are better than truth. Personally I find this to be a deeply worrying message.
The fake Indian accent grates after a while.
I would have cut all the religious aspects, as they are relentless and very tiring. I get it, Martel wants you to believe in fairy tales/religion because the real world is full of bad things. Personally I'd take truth, evidence, and reality any day. Nothing good comes from believing lies.
Quite how this turgid, preachy nonsense ever won awards is beyond me.
"Life of Pi"
This story is something which I could read over and over it's simply a masterpiece and mr Martel outdid himself writing this books. I recommend to all. This story along with the movie really makes your imagination run wild and it's truly a story to make you believe in God.
"I loved this book"
Great storytelling, destined to be a classic.
Listen, read but you must hear this story.
"A very worthy story!"
A must to listen, read and watch I have done all 3 now and each year of the mediums are every bit as enjoyable as the others. I highly recommend this s story!
"Surviving the storms"
This is the story of Pi Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, and Richard Parker, the Bengal Tiger, as they survive together after the ship they are travelling on sinks in a storm. Expertly written and wonderfully narrated, I highly recommend to anyone in search of an adventure that tests human and animal survival capacities to the limit.
Poignant and philosophical, this story makes you rethink about how we perceive the world around us and the challenges we face. As Pi says in an interview after landing in Mexico "the world isn't just the way it is, it is how we understand it".
"Amazing from the start till the end"
Better than the film. highly recomended. the naration was excellent. very easy to follow. loved it
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This is such a wonderful book. Narration is strong and easy to listen to. Narrator brings the necessary humor which makes the sadness of the tale bearable. One of my very favourite novels. I shall listen again and again.
even if you've already seen and enjoyed the movie (as I had, and did) this in my opinion is a must.