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

This is definitely a book for adults, possibly the oldest of the teen years. Excellent book, stark and violent in places, with lots of internal conversation for the boy on the boat. Utterly fascinating, and then when I read the epilogue, I got the surprise of my life, yet my suspicions were confirmed at the same time, or not. Still can't decide. This isn't because the author waffles, but because he writes in such a way as to tell you all sorts of things- but he doesn't decide for you, or explain things to death, or interpret for you. He leaves it up to the many facets of reader experience. Truly skilled!
Great reading, riveting, could not put it down. I was a bit taken aback by the description of the violence, so I hesitate to give five stars. It's a survival book and that probably means stark writing, so oh well. It is really well written.