Synopsis: Life of Pi tells the story of Piscine Molitor Patel, a young Indian boy whose family owns a zoo. The first few chapters tell of Pi’s learning of swimming, animal life, and religion. Pi is a good, God-loving boy, but his life is thrown into disarray when his family is forced to close the zoo and move to Canada. Things go ever further wrong for Pi when the boat his family is on sinks and leaves him stranded in a life boat with Richard Parker, their 450-pound royal bengal tiger.
Main Character Review: Pi is a boy who is full of knowledge and has a good heart, and is often resourceful. He persists in a situation where most people would have given up. However, he often misses things which are right in front of him. Richard Parker is a tiger.
Plot Review: The plot of the book is interesting, but very slow-paced, almost tedious at times. There are a few parts which are difficult to believe are a true story. overall though, the story is good if you don’t mind a slower read.
Re-readability : If you find Pi’s spirituality and persistence inspiring, you may also find your self returning to the story again and again. Personally I’m satisfied with a single read-through. The pace just makes it difficult for the book to catch my interest repeatedly.
Series or Not: Life of Pi is not a series.
Writer Description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yann_Martel
Buy or Borrow: If Life of Pi interests you, it may be a good idea to borrow it before you buy. While it can be inspiring to some, the low speed of the story may discourage others.
Review By: Chris (http://hisandherbookreview.tumblr.com/)