Life Of Pi - Canons (Paperback)Yann Martel (author)
One boy, one boat, one tiger . . .
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Edition: Main - Canons
A terrific book . . . Fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore -- MARGARET ATWOOD
Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstasy * * The Times * *
Vivid and entrancing * * Sunday Telegraph * *
Extraordinary . . . Life of Pi could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life * * New York Times Book Review * *
Full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality * * Daily Telegraph * *
Inventive, shocking and ultimately uplifting * * Daily Mail * *
Dramatises and articulates the possibilities of storytelling * * Observer * *
A unique and original story, brilliantly told * * Guardian * *
Martel's engaging characterisation and vivid description enliven and enrich this dreamy, fantastic tale * * The Times * *
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this is a truly astounding page turner of a book and couldn't sleep until i finished it.
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