A friend of mine told me to read this book more times than I can count until finally one day I picked it up at the library and decided to give it a goA friend of mine told me to read this book more times than I can count until finally one day I picked it up at the library and decided to give it a go. "Life of Pi" was one of those books I knew nothing about, I didn't read the jacket cover, I didn't read a review, I didn't google or amazon it, but I did know the quote "Richard Parker has stayed with me. I’ve never forgotten him. Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him." up, down, left, right, front and back.
Actually reading the book, I started into it slowly …it's not really my usual cup of tea. I usually like a lot more action, historical truth or romance and this was completely out of the norm for me but as I started to get through the book I started to get soaked into it – literally. I'm not one for religion (and was no swayed by the book) but I love learning the differences between every single religion – the fact that Pi was giving his love to God through three different points of view, shocked me! It pushed me to read on and to read more, faster even. I had to gobble that book up; especially when the animals came into play.
I'm an animal lover through and through so when it came to being in the lifeboat with Richard Parker I couldn't set the book down. The trials he was set through, the life he had to live for so long …Yann Martel had a way of weaving the words together to put me right on the lifeboat with them, I felt as if I was back in the ocean with the saltwater in my hair and too much of it on my skin. I used an overabundance of lotion during my time reading this book.
Like Richard Parker has stayed with Pi, this book is going to stay with me forever whether I read it again or not.
I do believe this is one book that everyone should read for the sake of reading, no because it won an award but because, I think "Life of Pi" is very moving. It isn't like any other book out there; sure, books of survival are easy to come by but never like this.
I am sad to say that after taking two days to read Wired, I feel that I could have spent two days reading something else and I should have just let thI am sad to say that after taking two days to read Wired, I feel that I could have spent two days reading something else and I should have just let the series end at Crashed. At least for myself. It just seemed to cliché, to rushed, personalities changed, and overall seemed to just drift from everything the first two were about. In the last book, I would expect closure not a whole new plot to arise, and fall within a couple of book days.
To begin with, Lia is still home with her org family, still with Riley and Jude is still MIA but she's doing something with BioMax and 'call-me-Ben' – this takes course over the first half off the book. Where does this even come from? I don't get it …why? When did this series become The Hills?
Then came in Jude and a lot of drama llama that answered some questions which was cool, that's 4 stars and spoilers that I won't give.
But then came …I don't even know. Phrase Three. What was the point of it? What was the point of putting in something so large in the ending of a trilogy? Nothing was explained, it was rushed, Riley was driven in circles, Kiri was driven in circles and what the hell happened to Lia? She's in essence everything? What? I didn't even understand because it didn't make any sense, it would have if it was explained better or …I don't even know.
I think the book is missing a lot, it should be longer or there should be a fourth one to make it a series of four not a trilogy because this one book just walks in circles. It brings on more confusion and makes no sense. It ruins two books that could have been fine at two....more