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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My son read this for school, but apparently skipped the last chapter where men from the shipping company came and interviewed Pi about his ordeal (he was stranded for 227 days on a lifeboat with a tiger). Skipping it, he missed the entire point of the book.

An intriguing treatise on human and animal nature. An animal lover and trainer myself (but not tigers!), I loved the part when Pi used his life jacket whistle and the drag anchors on the boat to get the tiger to associate the whistle with seasickness and thus control his behavior. Brilliant!

I was intrigued at the amount of discussion on religion in it, as well... Pi is a Christian/Muslim/Hindu.

The back of the my copy has a list of book group discussion questions, and it'd make a great one for that!