A dreamlike read (that can be nightmarish at times), with an ending that truly makes you think about the big picture.
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The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.
The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea.
boynton beach, FL
Loved this book. Pi goes through so much I really felt for him. I love how descriptive this book is I can clearly see things like the living island. The ending really gets you thinking and I love tha!
Farmington Hills, MI
Wow! A book about how we choose what to believe & how we come to grips with a reality that is often more horrible than we can stand. Pi shows imagination & invention for self-preservation. Great book!
While aspects were very far fetched at times, I liked the relationship formed between man and tiger lost at sea. The ship fire and animal loss was tragic, but enjoyed the format and storytelling.
The question of which story to believe at the end is less about what story is more believable and more about what story takes belief. The writing itself leaves a sort of intoxicating feeling.
One of my very favorite books I have ever read. In fact, I have reread this book a few times. I even have a signed copy. A beautiful story told masterfully. ❤️
Fort Wayne, IN
Liked it mire than I thought I would! Great imagery. At the end you can't help thinking this really happened and it wasn't hallucinations or metaphors for life!
Loved the movie and loved the book even more! Wanted to fill in the gaps the movie missed and this book did not disappoint! Such a fun story.
Page turning wondering what will happen next as Pi is stuck on a boat with wildlife from his family’s zoo. Crazy didn’t see ending.
One of the best books - and stories - i have ever had the pleasure of reading. Pleasure; I soaked up every word of this masterpiece.
A childhood favorite. Read this in grade school and loved it. I remember not wanting to put it down and finished it in one sitting.
I love this book so much, it has stayed with me for years and I can always come back to it and take something new away.
As interesting and even more thought-provoking than the movie. A spectacular book that is definitely worth the read
This book moved me in such a powerful way! I loved it and it’s one that I think back on so often and remember.
This book is amazing! I didnt want to put it down. I laughed and I cried. I highly recommend this book!
Such a profound and thought provoking book. Has really kept me thinking about it since I read it.
South Bend, IN
I read this in college and it was exquisite. The story has stuck with me for 2 decades now.
OMG, the ending!! It took me a while to get into, but it was all worth it in the end.
Logansport , IN
Loved this book. Wonderfully detailed and a surprising, thought-provoking ending.
Pi’s story was incredible and heart breaking. I was glued to his story.
Very inspirational. Even better than the movie and the movie was great!