Life of Pi
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WINNER 2001 - Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
FINALIST 2001 - Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book
FINALIST 2001 - Governor General's Literary Awards - Fiction
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
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comment...I dont think thats the case at all. I think the whole point of the book is believing in the unbelievable. It is possible the tiger was on the boat with him...stranger things have happened :)
Lady Luck commented:
It would have to be fairly good, wouldn't it? I mean, it did win The Man Booker Prize, Best Novel Winner, in 2002.
is there lke any romance or drama in it i really love those 2 things 2gether n a book
i imght read it if its n der.
Stick with it. The first part of the book is less intriguing. Its beautifully written even if at time you have to suspend your beliefs. The remarkable challenge of a boy and a Bengal tiger working together to survive at sea while keeping eachother at bay will keep you intrigued and the 200 odd days journey across the ocean will go in no time. Enjoy!
I agree, took a while to get into but well worth it. Facinating book.
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