"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Saturday, April 18, 2009

LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel

One word:

WOW

Read this book!

17 comments:

Lady Glamis said...

Whoa! Great review! I'm posting yours on Monday. And now I need to put Life of Pi on my list, apparently. :D

PJ Hoover said...

I loved it, Michelle! Totally recommend it.
And thanks!

Mitch Wallace said...

I read this a while back and really liked it, especially as someone who grows carnivorous plants. Minus all the death, that island would be my paradise! Haha!

Lenore said...

Yes, loved it! I always recommend it to people with an appreciation for the bizzare.

beth said...

You sold me! I'm adding it to my TBR pile!

Windsong said...

Did someone say carnivorous plants?
Neat. I love the cover. Will have to check out!

Corey Schwartz said...

Funny, it's been sitting on my shelf for years and I never seem to get past the first page. Ill have to give it another go.

Travis Erwin said...

The book started slow for me but in the end I understand why it had to begin that way.

I couldn't get this novel out of my mind for months after finishing it.

PJ Hoover said...

Oooh, carnivorous plants! How cool, Mitch. So the island does have a certain appeal after all :)

LOL, Lenore! I saw your recommendation for it on your blog. And like you, I'm adding it to my list of books as gifts totally!

Add it, Beth!!!!!

Yes, carnivorous plants, Windsong! Add it!

Corey, it seems to lack plot until they get on the lifeboat. But read it and stick with it, because it is totally worth it!

Exactly how I feel Travis. I was reading wondering when it was going to get going. And now I totally understand why it is written the way it is.

Thanks for visiting, everyone!

beckylevine said...

Oh, I love when I get to say this. TOLD YOU! :) (Or I think I did.) Isn't it amazing?!

PJ Hoover said...

I'm so glad you told me so, Becky! It was amazing!

lotusgirl said...

PJ, I read that about a year ago! Wow! Totally right! It was completely engrossing to me. I couldn't put it down! So unique and so deep!

PJ Hoover said...

I loved it, Lois! I keep asking everyone I see if they've read it :)

adrienne said...

I loved this book! I heard the ending infuriated a lot of people, but I thought it matched the theme perfectly.

PJ Hoover said...

I thought the ending was one of the best I've ever read, Adrienne, but my husband's co-worker hated it!!!!!

Olivia said...

I liked Life of Pi by Yann Martel. However, the beginning of the book did start out slow. He started out with information about zoos and religion which was hard for me to follow at times. When the journey began the book started to heat up. The events with all of the animals on the boat were intense and I learned things about surviving I did not know. It also talked about possible ways to live closely with tiger that I never would thought of. The ending was also an interesting ending for the book. Pi seemed to have learned a lot and acquired plentiful wisdom from his journey. This book would be good for anyone who likes animals and life or death adventures. I would even recommend it to some who wants a book to read leisurely as well. I enjoyed reading this book over all, and I thought it was a good read.

PJ Hoover said...

It did start out slow, Olivia, but once the story got going, I was hooked on every word. In this respect, I thought it was really masterfully done!
Thanks for the comment!