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Life Of Pi - Canons (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / 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
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 27 mm
Edition: Main - Canons Imprint


MEDIA REVIEWS
Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstasy * * The Times * *
A terrific book . . . fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore -- Margaret Atwood * * Sunday Times * *
A unique and original story, brilliantly told * * Guardian * *
Full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality * * Daily Telegraph * *
Ultimately uplifting * * Daily Mail * *
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 * *
Martel's engaging characterization and vivid description enliven and enrich this dreamy, fantastic tale * * The Times * *
Its appeal has endured, with a worldwide 'readalong' of the book next month and a moniker as a 'modern classic' to boot. The moniker, in this instance, is utterly deserved . . . Pi is bewitching, the tale both nihilistic and naive, philosophical and playful, deeply moving while always treading the line clear of schmalz -- Arifa Akbar * * Independent * *
Martel has a warm way of engaging with the reader -- Robert Burdock * * RobAroundBooks.com * *

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“Masterpiece”

This book is about as thought provoking as they come, it creates an incredible environment where the reader is left to question it's credibility for themselves. Yet it is done so in a way that makes this highgly... More

Paperback edition
15th June 2010
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“Marmite”

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

Paperback edition
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.

Paperback edition
16th August 2006
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