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Yann Martel: Life of Pi

Discussion in 'Fiction Books' started by Darren, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. MonkeyCatcher

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    Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I thought this book was absolutely brilliant. Although the beginning can be a little hard to get through, I found the rest of the story to be both compelling and insightful. Martel uses beautiful language and amazing imagery, which helps to transport you right into the world of the book.

    Absolutely recommended :D

    MonkeyCatcher
     
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    I singled out this passage from "The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel after reading a post at another forum entitled "The Bloat that is Don Quixote". Someone wanted to know why Cervantes book was so long and rambling.

    I think that Yann Martel touches here upon something basic in human needs.

    I think that, 400 years ago (the anniversary of Don Quixote's publication is this year) people appreciated have one large book that they could loose themselves in. I think that The Anatomy of Melancholy by Richard Burton was another such long rambling book that served this human need.


     
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    The reason for the length of Don Quijote is that it is not one book but two. The first book was such a success that someone else tried to cash in and write a second part. Cervantes then wrote a second book.
     
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    Very interesting!

    Thanks! That is interesting to know. I like to learn such facts.
     
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    Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I liked the first 59 chapters but got bored with the rest. The last chapters with the interviews were good and I feel they could could be enjoyable as a short story, but overall I feel the book was disappointing.
     
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    Really? I found the first part of the book to be the most boring.. I really liked the middle part. But each to their own, I guess.
     
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    "The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel

    A couple of folk are telling me I should read it.

    Just interested to know what you guys think. A worthwhile read?
     
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    Very worth the read. I believe there are a few threads already setup for discussion. Check the Book of the Month threads. Maybe the mods could do some merging?
     
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    read it.....great book, easy read....quick read...
     
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    Why do you think is it called the "search" function?
     
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    Why do you think the word "oops" was invented?

    RFK, if you are even contemplating reading the book, go for it; LOP is a great ride!

    And to be helpful, here's a link to the Life of Pi discussion thread.
     
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    I did a search and didnt find it.

    I'll post what I like though Rogue. :)

    why are you always so prickly?
     
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    "rogue
    n.
    An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.

    One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.

    A wandering beggar; a vagrant.

    A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.

    An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard."


    I see nothing wrong here..... :p
     
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    I've read the book and really enjoyed it. You may want to hold off reading the discussion thread until you have read the book - there are definately a few spoilers in there. But yeah, I definately recommend you read it
     
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    Worth the read
     
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    Rough ride!

    ;)
     
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    ouch! That's gotta hurt
     
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