Jul 31, 2010

Life of Pi

Someone a while back recommended this book to me. I can't recall who but thanks, I loved it.

*Spoiler Alert*

The book promises you a story that will make you believe in God. I'm not sure how? But since I already believe who cares. At the beginning and due to the promise I thought it was just about this Indian kid who is exploring religion and God. Which was fine, I loved this part. Some deep, intense stuff. Though for a second there I got all closed minded and just couldn't get over the fact that you can NOT have 3 religions. You just can't. When the 3 wise men fought over that same issue and he said "I just want to love God", I felt ashamed and shut my head up. But then after reading the whole thing I stand by believing it's wrong. I guess Yann Martel, didn't do enough research about Islam. Because if he did he will know that a person who is a Muslim and whose major is religion would know that the only unforgivable sin in Islam is to worship other Gods or things beside Allah. Big failure. But hey that's not the point of the story.

Now to the sea part, seriously "film hindi" LOL. Some really unbelievable, disgusting shit. And while I was reading it, I thought it was really a true story cuz he kinda of said so at the author's notes, but then I found out it's fiction. The point is I wanted to google a lot of the stuff cuz they sounded so science fictiony. And it really Really broke my heart. Too much suffering.

When he gave that other version or story or whatever, if it's a true story, I would have favoured it. Cuz seriously how in the world were the meerkats would exist in that carnivore island? By the way the meerkats totally reminded me of the world cup. No, for real, if such island exists that would be awesome. I ain't questioning it either.

I didn't want it to stop. I wanted to know what happens next? How could a person who has went through all of that lead a normal life? It's a great book and I totally recommend it to you. A part of me thinks it's a must read too.


  1. am happy u wrote about it , now i have a full pic
    do this once in a while ,its very nice , thank u

  2. My pleasure honey. If you want more, click on the books label. You'll find my intake on some other books. :)

  3. Ahhh memories. I remember having to read this book back in high school for English class. We all moaned and groaned..until we got to the ending :P I fell in love with how deep is was!

    Whether the alternate version is fiction or not, is let up to the reader. I believe the alternate ending was the truth but too gruesome...so I like to believe in the animal version instead :P

  4. now I really wanna read it :(
    basss when!!!!

  5. Faith 1, if it wasn't fiction I'd believe the animals version but since it is fiction I don't believe in it. I don't make sense :P

    Faith 2, aww make time. You'll love it.

    AP, LOL it isn't.

    Demo, glad you do. :)

  6. i didnt read the post cause i wana read the book

    my sister just finished it

    im gna start it soon

  7. Ramadhan mubarak!

    Ooh I know what it's like to read a book which is hard to put down cos you just wanna know what happens next. I could stay up all night just because I am determined to know what happens!! How long did it take you to finish the book?

  8. eshda3wa, hope you enjoy it when you get to it. :)

    Getaway, thanks. :)

    Shahirah, Ramadan kareen dear. I totally get you but this book wasn't really unputdownable. It took me 5 days to finish it.

  9. It is by my far my utmost favourite book. You should give Beatrice and Virgil a try, not as good yet so much darker. It happens to be from the same author as well.
    I keep recommending this book left and right, but no body seems to bother. It is ridiculously mesmerizing.
    Check this link out: http://mybookquoteshaven.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/life-of-pi-yann-martel/
    I posted all my favourite quotes from the book there.

    Pardon me, I seem to be blabbering.

  10. Sheroug, welcome to my blog. :)
    I'll look it up and add it to my list.