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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I worked my way slowly through this story, not because it lagged on, but because Yann Martel writes this book as if you are the castaway. He languishes vocabulary on all the minute details and thoughts/psychology of Pi Patel to fill the book to take you through 227 days afloat on a blistering salty sea. Magic, horror, bliss, and sadness transcend on you at each turn of the page. Chapters are kept short to ensure no one thought is landed on for too long.

I will definitely be reading more of Yann's books. They are spiritual, beautiful, and tragic. More authentic in character than anything I have read to date. Read this book, savor it...you will regret it's end and long for a new beginning.