Frida Borgstedt Borgstedt itibaren Poojgeri, Karnataka, Hindistan
“I turned around, stepped over the zebra and threw myself overboard.” This sentence, full of surprise and wonder, jumps out of the middle of Life of Pi. It's indicative of the story Yann Martel tells in this novel, a remarkable story where he makes the unbelievable sound credible. When you stumble across sentences like that, you know you're in the hands of a master storyteller. Yann Martel gives us the story of Piscine Molitor Patel, self-christened as Pi. Yann Martel keeps the story of Pi's long voyage moving at an interesting pace. You know from the beginning that Pi will survive, but at times you wonder how he will overcome each challenge he faces. Martel doesn't allow Richard Parker to be anything more than a dangerous Bengal tiger and Pi never to be more than a desperate boy lost at sea. As Pi's long days at sea take a toll on his health and mind, the story begins to strain credulity. Martel then challenges the reader at the end to disbelieve it all. In the end, it becomes a matter of faith.
This book was very positive. Like another reviewer said it was the retelling of the Blind Side but from the Family's perspective which was itneresting. Definitely should read if you loved the Blind Side.
My favorite part of this book was all the ancient midwifery stuff. We need some of that today!