Life of Pi by Yann Martel
rating: 5 of 5 stars
"Meet Pi Patel, a young man on the cusp of adulthood when fate steps in and hastens his lessons in maturity. En route with his family from their home in India to Canada, their cargo ship sinks, and Pi finds himself adrift in a lifeboat -- alone, save for a few surviving animals, some of the very same animals Pi's zookeeper father warned him would tear him to pieces if they got a chance. But Pi's seafaring journey is about much more than a struggle for survival. It becomes a test of everything he's learned -- about both man and beast, their creator, and the nature of truth itself."
I struggled through the first 100 pages of this book and then suddenly the stark imagery of the book, the simple beautiful language burst through and I couldn't read fast enough. Perfectly told through the eyes of a 16 year old boy, the writing voice had perfect pitch.
Pub. Date: May 2004
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