Friday, July 14, 2006

Nomination Day

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Though it can be lengthy and boring at times, I bet my last cent that you’d use knowledge gained in those pages in your everyday life, especially in your teaching.

I was recommended this book by a Czech couple who have been traveling Asia in the hope of finding God in their own special way.

Where peace is amiss in our society, I strongly believe that this book tries, tries that is, to marry the canonic religions into one to succeed life.

A tragedy strikes Pi, the main character – Piscine Patel. Life changes drastically when he loses his family. 227 days lost! 227 days of ordeal. And as this novel comes to its brilliant conclusion, Pi shows us that the story with the imaginative overlay is also the story that contains the most truth.


Blogger Ivan Chew thought ...

The author's introduction alluded to the "finding god" or "believing in god" part, which made me curious and picked up the book. I can certainly appreciate why this book won the Man Booker Prize. I hate to give a review for the book because I'd rather people take time to read it and get till the end of the book. Then they might go "ahh..."

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