Monday, February 16, 2009

Yann Martel - Life of Pi

I love it!! It's about a boy named Pi who ends up on a lifeboat with a tiger, crossing the Pasific. Or how is it, really? It's about belief, and atheist as I am, I choose to believe. Because this story is wonderful.

Pi grows up in India, with a father who has a zoo. So we learn a lot about zookeeping. That animals that are "free" (to be eaten at any time) might not be happier than those in zoos. That animals that somehow leave zoos come back as soon as they can.

Pi is very religious (in fact he's Christian, Jewish and Muslim) and has understanding for atheists, but none for agnostics: "To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation." (p36)

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