Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

Life Of Pi

By Yann Martel

  • Release Date: 2002-05-09
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 1,418 Ratings
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One boy, one boat, one tiger . . . 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.


  • Search for God

    By sucalug3
    The film is more than good, the book is better. Pi is looking for answers about the purpose of life and he searches for a higher power. He looks into the eyes of a tiger and discovers a spiritual connection between them that enables both to survive nature's onslaughts. His resourcefulness and compassion is rewarded and he learns to respect life in all its forms.
  • Still one of the best books ever

    By ChantellK
    Fantastical and rich novel - thrilling and colourful from beginning to the end. Even years after reading it, it still provokes thoughts of unimaginable adventure.
  • Depressing!

    By Dreymaha
    I picked up this book, because I had heard so much about it, and it had been made into a film. If a book makes itself into a film, it has to be good, right? Frankly, this is the most depressing fiction book I have ever read! While the author writes in such detail, it doesn't deserve the raves that it has received. I wouldn't recommend anyone else to read this, unless they feel like attempting suicide halfway through reading this! I got so depressed that I put it down many times, and almost didn't pick it up again. As a result, I began to read so fast, just so that I could get through it, finish it, and not be depressed anymore. And no, I don't want to see the film!
  • Life of Pi

    By Tigerjane2000
    A book that reminds you that nothing is impossible even when life takes you to the depths of despair - a really great read
  • Very enjoyable

    By Solusmor
    Having spoken to a friend who had seen the film, said that I should read the book before watching the film. I found the book very interesting and could hardly put it down. Now off to watch the film..
  • Life of Pi

    By Alyke the Oma
    One of the most astonishing book I have ever read. I had previously read his Beatrice and Virgil which I found interesting because Martel is consummate writer but was put off by his Life of Pi, but when I finally came to reading it I couldn't put it down. His style of writing is very lucid and for me very clear and memorable and will stay in my memory for a long time. No wonder it won the Booker Prize. Do read it if you come across it!
  • ...

    By Givvi <3
    Wanted to read this before i saw the film. Eventually finished it. Not my cup of tea. Not going to bother with the film.
  • Open your mind

    By wharmbyg
    "Dry yeastless factuality" is not for me. I too have a life full of Bengal tigers. Definitely a book for those capable of spirituality.
  • Enjoyable

    By Radreview
    I picked up this book with uncertainty as to whether this was my type of book. It was told in a jovial manner by the main protagonist which I did thoroughly enjoy with its only fault being a rather dull mid section but maybe that's the nature of being lost at sea.
  • Life of PI

    By Karemac67
    A beautifully written, thought provoking story of spirit, belief and imagination.