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Life of Pi

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About a week ago I was given an assignment to read a book and write a literary analysis on it; I chose the book "Life of Pi" by Yann Matel. The book is about Piscine (Pi) Patel stuck on a lifeboat with a bengal tiger named Richard Parker. This may not sound like the base of a great plot but the adventure is truly remarkable. I really can't describe this book so I guess I'll just recommend it. If you need something to read I strongly advise reading Life of Pi.

 

To anybody that has read it: What did you think of the ending? (Use spoilers if needed!)

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It was okay; personally, I had trouble believing it. Not one of my favourites, tbh :/

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It was okay; personally, I had trouble believing it. Not one of my favourites, tbh :/

 

 

Well, everyone's entitled to their opinion :D Quick response time by the way :P

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I enjoyed the ending, and I thought it provided a sensible way for the author to tie up the willing suspension of disbelief and allow it to make sense: you read the book because you enjoy the story, not necessarily because you want it to be true.

 

The book is enjoyable to read as a combination of a major interest (zookeeping) and minor interest (survival), although as my Uncle pointed out it is essentially an elucidated short story with two jokes: Richard Parker's name and his being on the boat.

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Ugh I hated the Life of Pi. I literally couldn't bring myself to finishing the book, I found it incredibly dull.

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Not my usual sort of book but it caused such a stir when it first came out that I got swept up in it and read the book. Not bad, certainly makes you think.

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Part 1 was boring as crap and most of it wasn't even necessary to the story.

Then I got to Part 2. After several chapters it started to become somewhat readable. Thankfully I wasn't very grossed out about the animals eating each other and that one chapter when Pi tried to eat Richard Parker's poop.

I expected a clever closure to the story which would make me satisfied in reading the book, seeing as there were so many boring scenes that the book could have done without.

I did not receive said closure.

I understand it's supposed to make the reader wonder which story was true and the similarities between them, but I had absolutely no interest after turning the last page.

 

Don't recommend.

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