This is one of the most unusual books I have ever read. No way in the world could I have come up with this subject matter for a book or these characters! The story is about a boy who will not choose between his native Hinduism, Christianity and Islam but instead combines the best of them all. The story is about survival. About animals. About the mind. Very, very good read that keeps you guessing right until the end...and then as far as I am concerned, how you interpret the end is a totally individual thing!!
What a wonderful read! I laughed. I grimaced. I cheered. I cried. And, when it was all over I found I enjoyed this read so very much. My recommendation to others is simply this: "If you haven't read it do so soon". Imagine if you can existing in the Pacific Ocean for 227 days with a Bengal tiger. And, of course the trip starts with your ship sinking and you being tossed into a lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and the tiger. The experiences Pi has have you laughing and sharing with others the outrageous incidents he reports. And you are just 16 years old. Fun, fun, fun read!