Discussion of ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel

Original book cover for 'Life of Pi'

Original book cover for ‘Life of Pi’

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Following our review of Yann Martel’s ‘Life of Pi’, we thought we’d ask a local book-group what some of their thoughts were…

I thought it was very moving. You really felt you were there with the main character watching him. There really were times during it that my heart was in my throat!

I think the author is trying too hard to spark a debate between religion and science, I found all the theory and narration quite tiring but pushed on through so we could discuss it. I also started to lose interest when Pi reaches the cannibal island, this just seemed a step too far…

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Some readers loved it

I LOVED IT! Of course it won the Man Booker Prize, it’s a beautifully written book and made me tearful more than once. I actually thought the film was true to the book, which is unusual, although there were some odd ¬†extras the filmmakers added I guess to ‘Hollywood-ise’ it, such as a love story which doesn’t exist in the book, and the whale losing all Pi’s supplies. I didn’t feel that these were necessary

I’m on the fence to be honest. I got the points the author was trying to make, but in doing so it did sometimes feel a little bit self-indulgent. Having said that, I still read it pretty quickly and would recommend it to people

The book-club gave this book a score of:

7/10

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