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Brilliant! Yann Martel dazzles with his description, and leaves you tormented with questions!,
This review is from: Life of Pi (Paperback)
This is one of the best books I have read in quite some time!
For me, it is up there with Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 'Love in the Time of Cholera' and Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'. It is story-telling that is reminiscent of bedtime tales - so wonderfully descriptive, yet grounded in a reality that demands hope, faith and will. I liken it to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, because although it is not technically magical realism, it requires you to have faith in more than scientific reason to believe that a young 16-year old would survive on a boat with a tiger!
The book is split into three parts, and I found that my interest in the book picked up after the first part. Truly a page-turner! The ending is poignant, and is a true character test. How pragmatic are you? How strong is your faith? Yann Martel leaves you longing for more pages and wishing you knew the real answer to the ambiguous finale.