Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Life of Pi


The life of Pi by Yann Markel is a book about the life in sea of a shipwrecked young man called Pi Patel. He has a man eater as his only company, and one which he has to learn to tame in order to survive the ordeals at sea.

The initial chapters of the book provide a bit of dry reading, as the author establishes the character of the protagonist. He provides an insight of the mind of the youngster, who has grown to understand the behavior and mannerisms of certain species of animals, thanks to the zoo which their family owns.

The later part of the book is what gets really exiting, as Pi learns the ways of survival the hard way. In all, an excellent and engrossing read.

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