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message 1: by Mony (new)

Mony Dojeiji I've added this book to my list, Hend. I've heard many great things about this book, and look forward to reading it!


message 2: by Hend (new)

Hend yeah,i am enjoying reading it,and i think u would like it Mony :)
Religion and spirituality lie at the heart of this book,it is a mystical journey of multifaith exploration.


message 3: by Mony (new)

Mony Dojeiji Hend wrote: "yeah,i am enjoying reading it,and i think u would like it Mony :)
Religion and spirituality lie at the heart of this book,it is a mystical journey of multifaith exploration."

Then for sure I'm going to enjoy it! Thanks Hend. Have a great day :-)


message 4: by Hend (new)

Hend Mony wrote: "Then for sure I'm going to enjoy it! Thanks Hend. Have a great day :-) "

U are welcome Mony :-)
have a great day, too :-)



message 5: by Megan (new)

Megan Great review Hend! I'm really glad you enjoyed it!


message 6: by Hend (new)

Hend Thanks Megan!:)
It is a marvelous novel.


message 7: by s.penkevich (last edited Sep 12, 2012 05:03AM) (new)

s.penkevich Love the review Hend, so glad you liked this one! What a fascinating story about the lion, I really like how you connected that to the 'story about the animals'. It really does show how selfish and corrupt the human soul can be doesn't it? Your lion story almost reminds me of an animal version of Crime and Punishment haha, his inner guilt got the best of him. Good point about the tree too. I wish I had a better understanding of Islam, (thank you for always teaching me so much!) but I totally didn't catch that idea of the eden tree, and I think that is really cool and spot on.

'you cant fear AND love someone at the same time, if u love someone your fear would be you loose this love', wonderful statement, and so true.

Wonderful review, and a wonderful statement for peace, love and understanding!


message 8: by Hend (last edited Sep 12, 2012 07:05AM) (new)

Hend s.penkevich wrote: "Love the review Hend, so glad you liked this one! What a fascinating story about the lion, I really like how you connected that to the 'story about the animals'. It really does show how selfish and..."

Steve!
thanks a lot for all your sweet and kind compliments,u are the one who teaches me.
i didn't get notified by your comment,sorry for the delay:)

I wanted to read crime and punishment ,i have a lot of books that u have recommended it to me:)

the part about trees
there are two stories about trees in islam
one which is the tree of Eden and the other is a tree related to prophet Muhammad.

it was not clear for me,first when he mentioned
lote tree was he referring to the end of pi journey and he would meet God and being taught all the knowledge by God as prophet Muhammad?

the lote tree story was named Isra and Mi'raj it was a Night Journey that, the prophet Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621. It has been described as both a physical and spiritual journey.at the end he went to the lote tree which is a metaphor for God presence.after years of sadness and suffering it was a consolidation.

so first i thought this how pi story end,but Martel surprised me by not reffering to that tree any more and that this was a temporarely residence,so this story cant be applied,what he meant be coming across it?
i don't know may be just a symbolism for that he would be saved .

as the rest of what happened show that it is the story of Eden,so i thought then is it the Islamic tree of Eden?

in the Islamic story the forbidden tree wasn't the tree of knowledge,the forbidden is the sexual acts,and during the story of pi Martel didn't came across any sexual relations that pi had.

so again it is not the Islamic tree of Eden.

then what was left ,was the christian tree of Eden.
the tree of knowledge.

this is why i thought he was blending the stories in the same way he get pi a hybrid faith.


message 9: by DuckieMorroe (new)

DuckieMorroe Lovely review, Hend. It was very informative. I've seen this book on the shelves since donkeys years but never really picked it up. Will have to give it a go someday soon :)


message 10: by s.penkevich (last edited Sep 12, 2012 07:21AM) (new)

s.penkevich Oh, wow, I had not heard of the lote tree. I guess the island was a bit of an eden, but he was cast out by its deadly nature, so perhaps it is a blending. The tooth could be like the forbidden fruit in that way, maybe as in the christian version with the tooth showing the knowledge that life has pain and death and he can't just remain in this 'eden' of sorts? That was my initial take on it, but once the ending 'no animals story' was told I took it differently and forgot all about the religious symbolism. Maybe it is a symbol of (view spoiler)


message 11: by Hend (new)

Hend Simran wrote: "Lovely review, Hend. It was very informative. I've seen this book on the shelves since donkeys years but never really picked it up. Will have to give it a go someday soon :)"

Thanks Simran :):)


message 12: by Hend (last edited Sep 12, 2012 07:33AM) (new)

Hend s.penkevich wrote: "Oh, wow, I had not heard of the lote tree. I guess the island was a bit of an eden, but he was cast out by its deadly nature, so perhaps it is a blending. The tooth could be like the forbidden frui..."

u are right,may be,he was referring to every thing that is good and changed to reveal its evil side,like day and night in the island.
and on the other side the cook and the Hyena
and between them the zebra ho wait for his death without struggling to survive.
and the huge difference between them,and both light and dark that is inside every human being,and he is one who choose.
like pi mother and orangutan that give u hope,that still there are persons who give u hope that the world could be a better place.


message 13: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Keeten Hend I've been scratching my head over the divisiveness of religion my whole life. They have so much more in common than what they disagree about and yet they insist on focusing on their differences to the detriment of the world. Nice review Hend!


message 14: by Hend (last edited Sep 14, 2012 06:38AM) (new)

Hend Jeffrey wrote: "Hend I've been scratching my head over the divisiveness of religion my whole life. They have so much more in common than what they disagree about and yet they insist on focusing on their difference..."

Hello Jeffrey,thank u for your kind words and pls accept my condolences for the death of the US Ambassador,in Libya.

religions supposed to teach us all to be tolerant,kind and merciful.
to be human!
all that illogical, irrational and impossible nonsense really grieved and upset me.
:(


message 15: by Mony (new)

Mony Dojeiji Well said, Jeffrey and Hend! I very much agree. The essential teaching of each religion is to bring us closer to the Divine (God, Allah, Jesus, the Universe, etc...the label doesn't matter) - not divide us.

I think all I can do is develop those qualities (peace, compassion, acceptance) within me and share that with others. Like dropping a pebble in a pond, the ripple effects extend in ways we can't possibly imagine.

Thanks again foe the insightful review, Hend.
Mony


message 16: by Hend (new)

Hend Mony wrote: "Well said, Jeffrey and Hend! I very much agree. The essential teaching of each religion is to bring us closer to the Divine (God, Allah, Jesus, the Universe, etc...the label doesn't matter) - not d..."

Thank u Mony!
I am reading your book it is amazing,i kept picking amazing quotes.
it is best time to read it.

this quote i loved!!

"whether one believed in God, Allah, the Universe, the Creator, or nothing at all, was
irrelevant so long as one’s actions demonstrated the universal beliefs of peace and
brotherhood"


message 17: by Mony (new)

Mony Dojeiji Glad you're enjoying it, Hend! :-)

What unites us is Love, and it is by Its hand that I choose to live my life... as naive as others may think that is.

Salam,
Mony


message 18: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 If you want to read more cannabalism in boats books then try Jamrach's Menagerie


message 19: by Hend (new)

Hend Shovelmonkey1 wrote: "If you want to read more cannabalism in boats books then try Jamrach's Menagerie"

Thanks :):)


message 20: by Doaa (new)

Doaa great opinion


message 21: by Hend (new)

Hend thank u so much dear


Paul Gaya Ochieng Simeon Juma Wonderful review, I need to get a copy asap.


message 23: by Ăhmąd Elägamy (new)

Ăhmąd Elägamy wonderful review :)


message 24: by Hend (new)

Hend Thanks Ahmed :)


message 25: by Ted (new)

Ted This is a wonderful review, Hend, I'm really glad I finally came across it. You make so many really interesting observations in it. I think my favorite review of LoPi.


message 26: by Hend (new)

Hend Thank u so much Ted ! always making me feel special , u are so sweet :) :)




message 27: by Ted (new)

Ted Hend wrote: "Thank u so much Ted ! always making me feel special , u are so sweet :) :)

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And you are quite a reader (and writer). ;}


message 28: by Hend (new)

Hend :) :)


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