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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-----A phantasmagorical tale with an improbable hero-----
Pi Patel, a God-loving boy and the son of a zookeeper, has a fervent love of stories, and he practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. Alas, the ship sinks--and Pi finds himself in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutang, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. The Titanic was nothing like this! Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi. Can he and the tiger find their way to land? Can Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive in the lifeboat with the tiger until they do?