Life Of Pi By Yann Martel Book Review #9

I enjoyed the Life Of Pi movie when we watched it a few years ago. When a friend recommended it on Goodreads I picked it from the charity shop and added it to my TBR list.

I had it on the list for over a year and when I was sorting out my Goodreads challenge for this year I decided it was time to read it.

Life Of Pi

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbling 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 orangutan… and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.

My Thoughts

I’ll be honest and say I nearly didn’t read until the end. I found the start of the book really hard work. I couldn’t keep my interest up and found myself having to re-read parts because I couldn’t take in what I was reading.

It was only by remembering the review I’d seen by a friend on Goodreads that I decided to persevere with it.
I’m really glad I did because when it got to the boat part of the book I couldn’t put it down.
It was a bit gruesome in places and I struggled to imagine myself doing the same things Pi did. I’m sure I would if it came to do the choice of staying alive or not but it’s still hard to contemplate having to do it.

I would definitely recommend The Life of Pi.


Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

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  1. Acorn Books 11th March 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I read this a few years ago now and remember really enjoying it. I haven’t seen the film yet though but would be interested to see how it has been done on screen. #Readwithme

  2. Sarah MumofThree World 9th March 2018 at 6:24 am

    This is one of those classic books that has passed me by (and I’ve never seen the film either!). Maybe this should be the year I give it a go, it sounds like it’s well worth a read.

  3. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 8th March 2018 at 6:51 pm

    this is still on my tbr list!!! must remedy that. #readwithme

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