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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Helpful Score: 1


I found Life of Pi to be an intriguing and interesting read. While the first 1/3 of the book is background about the operation of zoos and getting to know the character Pi, I found that section of the book to be really interesting and informative. Once the actual shipwreck occurs, there are some parts of the book that are difficult to read; however I could not put this book down. I found Pi's story of survival to be absolutely amazing, and while fiction, the story feels real with few exceptions.

One thing I found to be a bit confusing about the book was the sections scattered throughout that were written from the perspective of someone who apparently was interviewing Pi many years after he was rescued. These parts of the book didn't seem to fit in to me, especially because there was nothing at the end to sort of "wrap up" these interviews with Pi. Other than that, I thought this was an excellent read.