Life of Pi

  The Canons ,#No. 12
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4   Awards
Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2003.
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 2002.
Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2002.
Shortlisted for Coventry Inspiration Book Awards: Scene It, Read It Category 2014.
 

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WINNER 2002 - Man Booker Prize
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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An absolutely unforgettable tale ... We don't know which story is true but, ultimately, does it really matter?

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Simply amazing!

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You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss the money you spent on this book goodbye. Inanely stupid rubbish about a guy on a raft that's hiding enough animals to fill a circus. What a load of tripe. And...more

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Quite a remarkable tale. I enjoyed it very much. I was a little annoyed at the constant chapters. Every couple of pages a new chapter started. The reason is explained in the book, but it was still...more

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which story is true?!!! I loved this book and the ending was far from the damp squib that can make you depressed. A magical tale of loss and tragedy but one with a twist that will leave you...more

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I really enjoyed this one! Although it may be hard to believe, it is a good tale about a young man's ordeal of being lost at sea after a ship with his family and many zoo animals sinks. Some interesting twists and his methods of staying alive by... more
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Also on A Book With a View.ETA: About rating: These are probably the truest three stars I've ever given. More often than not, I give three stars to a very flawed novel I liked despite myself. In this case, I really just "liked it". It wasn't "meh",... more
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Life of Pi was a very unique read that I adored. Pi is a very religious boy/young man who loves God, but his own idealistic God – he therefore combines 3 large religions and refuses to choose just one. Although I am not religious I respect his... more
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This month’s book club book was Life of Pi by Yann Martel and it seems to be one of those books that is hyped up so much that you don’t know whether to believe it or just groan at the thought of reading it. The book tells the story of Piscine... more
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comment...I am so glad someone agrees with me. I truly felt it was overrated.


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