Thursday, October 14, 2010

Life of Pi

Life of PiLife of Pi – Yann Martel
Evan’s ESS = 9 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = 7.5 out of 10
Content = PG (Adult Concepts, Comparative Religions)

If you take two steps toward God, God runs toward you.

Why:  Eleven syllables: marooned at sea on a boat with a tiger.  This is definitely a solid book, although anyone suffering from Agrizoophobia, which is the fear of wild animals, might want to pass.  The book is divided into 3 distinct parts each with its own uniqueness and appeal, though the last part takes a weird, but good, turn.   

Life of Pi is a novel that has received many awards, including the Booker Prize, (significant to any author living outside the US).  The narrator explores everything from grooming habits of zoo animals to finding God through religion.  Overall the novel is about believing in something bigger than what you can see with your own eyes.  At least that’s what we think the novel was supposed to be about.  You’ll have to ask Yann Martel if you want to know for sure. 

Also, don’t be confused at the title like we were.  Apparently Pi does not refer to the delicious fruit filled desert, but an arduous, impractical, mathematical constant.  In all honesty, the book really doesn’t have that much to do with numbers, but we just wanted to make sure your expectations are set accordingly. 

Editor’s Note: We here at Two Bibliomaniacs are a little concerned about how underrepresented pie is in contemporary or traditional literature.  This is an official call to action… who’s with us?

1 comment:

  1. I love this book. It made me rather afraid of trees, though.