Book Review of Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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"Life of Pi" is a very thought-provoking book. It delves deeply into the character of Pi himself, who he is before his tragic experience, who he is during it, and who he is after it. It challenges the reader in an intellectual manner as you question the validity of Pi's story. You will question which story is true. You may even be questioning the possibility of a person who is deeply religious but in seemingly opposing ways. It definitely is a tale of survival although as the story ends, you do wonder if it is also a tale of how the mind survives a tragic ordeal. Is this a story of how a child rationalizes a very difficult experience or is this story the truth?