Life of Pi by Yann Martel is probably one of the best books I have ever read. Readers be warned that it may be slow in the beginning and doesn't get exciting until past 1/3 of the book when Pi gets lost in the ocean, but it is well worth the wait. So if you are planning to read this, don't give up just yet until you get to that part, please.
|Yann Martel, holding a copy of Life of Pi,|
winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2002
Because the main drama of Pi getting lost in the ocean doesn't happen until well into the book, Yann Martel had a solution to keep his readers interested. He begins the book with a note from the author, who is said to have interviewed Pi in old age. So if Pi was able to reach a ripe old age then that means he survived his ordeal, right?
|The special Illustrated Hardcover Edition, |
with its beautiful illustrations by Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac
A film adaptation of Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee is said to be released in December this year, starring Tobey Maguire as Yann Martel.