Sarah's review of Life of Pi
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Aug 06, 2012 01:59am
I am about two thirds into this book and feeling the same disappointment as you right now. Started scanning through Goodreads reviews in the hope there were others who were enchanted by the beginning but appalled by the sea-part. I will finish it, but I feel somewhat betrayed.
Sep 12, 2012 04:34pm
I'm with you, Lydia and Sarah! In many ways, the beginning of the book was not really developed or explored further. I kept waiting for the animals to be represented as different religions, for example. I found myself flipping ahead during the numerous Richard Parker pages, waiting to see whether any initial material would resurface. It didn't, in my estimation.
Oct 02, 2012 11:38pm
I did the same ... There were so many vivid images and witty lines ... I was on the shore with his mother wearing her native sari , wanting to buy up all the scents and mundane items .. Only to have.... Tried for a few chapters and was so disappointed . I kept waiting for if to be a dream
Jan 08, 2013 03:16am
How funny, I'm only now up to the part where he sinks and have found the lead up tedious and preachy. I can't think of any off the top of my head but there were some eye roll moments at cheesy imagery. I'm pushing through, hoping it gets better... each to their own hey?
Mar 23, 2013 05:54pm
the whole point of the beginning is to build up his love of animals and moral vaulues, only to have him give all that up in days. it's about primitive instincts overpower5ing moral values.
May 14, 2013 09:24pm
I agree, all of his metaphors and descriptions did not help me empathize with Pi. When he described the angry waves, he failed to really give me the experience of being scared and tossed about. I didn't feel Pi's fear when he first discovered the tiger or his suffering during the duration of the sea. And in the end, I don't think he really comes to any deep religious conclusions.
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