Book Review of Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Unfortunately, for me this was one of those books where I wished I could have the time back that I spent on reading it. I felt that it seemed to be an exercise in self-indulgence on the author's part. I thought the efforts it made towards groping after meaningful truths were feeble and unfocused, that the characters were not terribly interesting or even very likeable, that the plot development was wandering, and that the fantasy elements were condescending and unconvincing. Just not my kind of book, I guess.

I think "Life of Pi" would appeal strongly to those who also enjoyed reading "The Alchemist", which is quite similar in style (and another book I didn't care for).