I liked the Life of Pi......It kept me entertained - but it was far from deserving of 5 stars. There were parts that were completely gruesome to the point where I was nearly ill. The narration was good, but some of it really dragged - and just about the point where I thought I couldn't stand any more; the adventure brought him to an island - which was pretty incredible. It would be worth the price of admission to the theater to see how Hollywood handles this part of the book.
It was hard to tell at the beginning who was doing the interviewing; it had the sounds of someone who was watching him in a clinical setting post adventure......had he gone crazy from the experience?
Also the ending and the circular conversation with the Japanese investigators would have been a complete waste if not for Pi's allegory with his story - but this part was pretty drawn out too.
At any rate, I'm not sure I would recommend this to another reader, though I'm happy I read it. It gave me a different perspective of the life of animals in a zoo and also the resourcefulness of someone in a pretty hopeless situation.
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