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Thursday, February 5, 2009

A MUST read for everyone!

I seldom make such a recommendation about any book . . . some books just don't fit for everyone. But if you are a serious reader, you must read "Life of Pi". There aren't many books that I would put in the category "it's one of the best books I've ever read in my life". Of the hundreds of books I've read, I probably have only 10 on that list. "Life of Pi" is on that short list. (check my profile if you are interested in knowing other books I recommend that fall into this category)

I must admit after reading a synopsis of the book a few years ago, I was reluctant to pick up the book and begin. After all, who wants to read a book about a young boy, adrift in a lifeboat for 227 days with a Bengal Tiger. Admittedly, that was my thought until it received the highest referral from my daughter Karianne, who is a VERY discriminating reader. So with renewed anticipation, I began the story . . .

It's an adventure! It's a story about a young boy of India coming of age! It is storytelling at it's best!

It is also one of the few books that I never wanted to end. As I read the last chapters of the book, I had mixed emotions as each finished page took me closer to the ending of the book. I think that is a sign of a 'good read'. I love how the book is filled with symbolism and allegories. It gives the reader much to contemplate (even though I don't agree with the author on all his points - it is certainly very thought provoking!)

If you are looking for a good book, something that will grab your attention and pull you right into the story, and truly transport you off to a land (or ocean) far far away . . . then I hope you will give "Life of Pi" a good look. Let me know what you think!

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Kate said...

Great review. I will have to read it. It sounds so good. I have just become a follower of your blog. I really enjoy it.

Carolyn said...

I am a sucker for good cover art...plus I have a thing for tigers...so I'm in. I'll let you know what I think.

Jackie said...

I read the synopsis a couple of years ago and wasn't too interested.

You always give the best recommendations.

I'm going to read it now!

Joy For Your Journey said...

You do such a wonderful job of writing reviews. I think you should do it professionally. My daughters have read the book as it was required reading but I have not. I will put it on my list for spring break--when I am not working on a seminary lesson. Thanks for the suggestion.

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