Few months ago, a friend of mine suggested that I should read Life of PI. Looking at the cover of the book, I felt discouraged.
This book is a fantasy adventure novel, written by Yann Martel, a Canadian author. It started off slowly. Since I had no idea what was the book about, I was distracted a couple of times, up to the point where the author introduced religions to the lead character “Pi”. I loved how the author tackled religions’ issues in a respectable manner. I thought the book was going to revolve around Pi and his beliefs in the three religions (Hindu, Christianity, and Islam) but it was not.
The most interesting part of the book was the adventure part, where Pi gets stuck with the animals. Martel successfully managed to grab my attention as he describes Pi’s struggle to survive.
At times, it felt as if the author was stretching the storyline when it could have been short yet dazzling.
As a positive person, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Life of Pi. I admire Martel for using faith as a source of survival.
Can’t wait to see the movie!