Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi Cover

I finished reading Life of Pi last night. I’d read it about five years ago, while still in high school. It’s the story of a boy, Pi Patel, who gets shipwrecked on the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger. There were many parts of the story that have stayed with me over the years.

“The reason death sticks so closely to life isn’t biological necessity–it’s envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous possessive love that grabs at what it can.” – p. 6

I love how the story is at once utterly believable and entirely fictional. I love how it questions the nature of religion, belief, unbelief, and love. It’s beautifully crafted and so fun to read.

What a start! I’ll start on Vanity Fair next!

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