Book Review: Life Of Pi By Yann Martel


Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.


Within this one, the main character Pi talks a lot about survival in a very fictional way.

I listened to this as an audiobook so figuring out Richard was a tiger was so strange.

Pi is very confused and irritated and at times does not seem to see what is right in-front of him such as when people where throwing him overboard or understanding why. It took him forever to realise the reasons.

However at times he does gain some life and inspirational perspective but it also shows you what kind of thoughts your mind will go to when you have no food or anything and you are stuck with a tiger.

It was weird, he was learning how to be an animal in order to survive living with a tiger which was so bizarre.

3/5 Stars


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