Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Life of Pi

For those of you who don't know "Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to let others know which book you are anticipating and can't wait til it comes out to read it.
Life of Pi
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Paperback, 401 pages
Published May 3rd 2004 by Mariner Books (first published September 11th 2001)

Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.
The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional-but is it more true?
Life of Pi is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character puts it, to make you believe in God
Why I am Waiting:
I know this is kind of cheating and this book has already came out but I am really waiting to read it. Currently, I am reading The Time Traveler's Wife and it is a really good book but also kind of long. I have Life of Pi sitting waiting to be read. I have heard really great reviews about it and the movie of it just came out today. I want to read it before I see the movie. =]
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1 comment:

  1. Nice~ I never did read this as a kid either. Hope you get it soon!

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