Since I couldn’t get to the library last week, I looked around the house for a book that I had been meaning to read and never have gotten to. I am so glad I had a copy of this book at home.
Everyone by now knows the basic plot of the novel, especially with the recent release of the movie. I, however, didn’t realize how easily I got into the story and how quickly the reading went. Pi is an unusually interesting character. There is so much to enjoy about this character from how he deals with his difficult name to his quest to learn about the major religions of India. Once his sea journey begins, we learn even more about his character and intelligence.
It is not until the very last pages of the novel, that the author reveals what a great storyteller he and Pi are. When faced with the choice of accepting the “true version” of events or the epic journey of boy and tiger on a raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there is no contest in my opinion. Go with the strong storyteller and his vision.