Life of Pi: A Novel - The Canons 12 (Paperback)
  • Life of Pi: A Novel - The Canons 12 (Paperback)

Life of Pi: A Novel - The Canons 12 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 18/08/2011
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'In my experience, a castaway's worst mistake is to hope too much and do too little. Survival starts by paying attention to what is close at hand and immediate. To look out with idle hope is tantamount to dreaming one's life away. There was much I had to do.' After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi - a 16 year-old Indian boy. Yann Martel's Life of Pi is a transformative novel, a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound readers in equal measure. It is a timeless, thought-provoking novel that won the Man Booker Prize and became an international phenomenon.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857861825

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Judging from other reviews this book appears to be literary marmite. Personally I'm not sure which side of the debate I agree with. I enjoyed the unique fertile imagination that Martel clearly has, his writing... More

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10th May 2011
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“Life of Pi”

this is a truly astounding page turner of a book and couldn't sleep until i finished it.

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16th August 2006
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“Will leave you breathless!”

This is my ultimate favourite book I have ever read. Even now passages in the book have stayed with me. So cleverly written with a twist that blew me away at the end! Read this book and it will make you laugh, cry and... More

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25th March 2013
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