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About the Book :
One boy, one boat, one tiger . . .
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing 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 orang-utan ? and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
About The Author :
Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. After studying philosophy at university, he worked at odd jobs and travelled before turning to writing. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, as well as the novel Self, the stories The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and the collection of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada What is Stephen Harper Reading?. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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Truly worth Man Booker prize... What a story.. I cant think anyone could write so many chapter about life on a lifeboat.. It has a perfect blend of a book, at least for me. It has story, it has its spiritual content, it has the interesting aspect about it, and it has - a very impressive part - of facts and knowledge... At the moment, I think I can tame a tiger, if I am stranded with it on a lifeboat surrounded by ocean... If not tame a tiger, I am pretty sure I can live off land, on the water, in a lifeboat!! And I also think, no person, after reading this book, will ever give up his will to live, what may be the situation... Goes to my favorite books shlef.. It is indeed a story that will make you believe in God (you will understand, if you've read the author's note of the book)...
Yann Martel is a genius story teller and he weaves a tale that is entertaining. `Life of Pi` is the story of a 16-year old Indian boy Pi Patel. He spends 227 days at sea with a dangerous Bengal tiger as companion. Pi Patel's journey, and survival. He survives because of his intelligence, courage and confidence. There are moments when we feel pity about the little boy fighting with all the odds just to survive. Very touching and courageous tale. I am sure, Yann Martel will dazzle you with his prose and his mastery