Life of Pi – by Yann Martel

17 01 2013

Obviously this is one of the films of the moment with lots of Oscar nominations etc, but before it was a film it was a well respected book, actually winning the Man Booker Prize in 2002. (This is the first time I’ve ever read a Man Booker Prize winner, and I’m probably prouder than I should be!)

Before I read the book I was told the first 60-90 pages are a bit of a slog, but then suddenly you won’t be able to put it down, and there’s a massive twist at the end that’ll make you want to go back and re-read half of it!

I can testify to that last bit – I’d love to re-read chunks of it now, but I have to say I found the first chunk of the book as fascinating as the rest as we learnt about this guys background and childhood, what makes him who he is.

The book is so clever and totally draws you in like a good book should. Highly recommended!

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