Life of Pi: Mmmm, Pi — 4 years ago
I avoided this book for so long, but I heard so many good things about it that I thought I would just bite the bullet and get it over with. And it wasn’t as terrible as I’d feared. The story of a boy trapped on a life raft for over three months with three zoo animals is fantastic – and that’s the point. It’s a fable, and since I was reading it that way, I was more charmed by the deceptively simple word choices than I would have been normally. Even so, some of the fantastic elements struck me the wrong way. I think it was because I didn’t like the way that the author was trying to hide the fact that it was a fable, but then throwing out obvious fantasies. And I wasn’t so in love with the big twist at the end as some other people would have been. I can see the appeal of Life of Pi, but it wasn’t a favourite of mine.