1. I decided to read this book because when I was younger I watched a cartoon movie version on animal farm bReading log on a Classic book: Animal Farm
1. I decided to read this book because when I was younger I watched a cartoon movie version on animal farm but the disk was too broken to play past half way and now I'm thinking that I wanted to read the book and find out what happened in the second half of the book and to remind me of the first half. 2. A character I liked was Napoleon because he was Joseph Stalin as a pig. He played a vital part in the revolution as the co leader alongside snowball or Vladimir Lenin. Napoleon or Stalin took power when he culled Snowball or Lenin. Napoleon or Stalin built up his empire to a climax before becoming the very thing he hated and fought to get rid of, a king or dictator. 3. A quote I liked was at the very end of the book when some humans returned to the animal/manor farm and the other animals came in. "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which." This quote tells the reader that Napoleon who had got rid of the human kings then took command and he and the rest of the pigs became that very thing; dictators. 4. A thing I learned from this book is how Orwell just took the story of the Soviet Union and replaced the people with animals and Russia with a farm. Even though science he was English he could have written directly about the Soviet Union he chose to create a parallel story to show the world. This was something that I didn't pick up on when I watched the cartoon movie, probably because I didn't know about any history at all at that time.
Overall a very nice short book with a story deeper than itself when you think about it which I recommend....more
1. I decided to read this book because I had seen the movie and enjoyed that and also noticed it was a pLife of Pi. written response on a prize winner
1. I decided to read this book because I had seen the movie and enjoyed that and also noticed it was a prize winner which had won a Booker prize. This seemed like a good choice of book as i had also been hoping on reading it for a while.
2. A character I found interesting (despite there only being two characters for 90% of the book) is Richard Parker. He is an interesting character especially towards the part where Pi is becoming an experienced survivor out at sea. Richard Parker acts like a bit of a pussy cat, but a really big one! Pi describes Richard Parker 'like a giant tabby' at one point. Another interesting thing is how Richard Parker knows (even when they were first castaway) That His food comes form Pi. One of my favorite bits that includes Richard Parker is when he Kills the shark that Pi tried to get and how Richard Parker hunts when the flying fish soar around the lifeboat.
3. A Quote I found interesting in the book is when Pi kills his first fish and thinks to himself "I am a guilty as Cain" even though he would die without the food. Before Pi got castaway he was strictly vegetarian and would not eat meat. Because of himself being veterinarian he would be very anxious about eating fish. Before catching fish Pi would eat the emergency rations but he realized that he would run out of the biscuits and he needed to start fishing. The Crazy thing is that as the story progresses fishing becomes second nature to Pi. I also like this quote because it notes that Pi is heavily religious being: Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist.
4. Something that made me think is the fact that the will to survive can break even the toughest people. What shows this in this book is how a strict vegetarian will kill and eat fish and turtles to survive at sea. Another thing that kind of amazes me is how Pi continued to provide for himself and Richard Parker. One more thing is the fact that Pi would have died if not for Richard Parker; Richard Parker gave Pi continuous company and without company Pi would have lost the will to survive....more
1. I decided to read this book because I had a copy at home and it looked really interesting. I went ahead with reaReading Log For a Non Fiction Book.
1. I decided to read this book because I had a copy at home and it looked really interesting. I went ahead with reading it and enjoyed the stories of peoples survival.
2. A person I found interesting was Nando Parrado whose story was told in the first chapter. He was a member of the football team whose plane crashes in the Andes and the only way they manage to get out alive was by eating the flesh of their fallen comrades.
3. A Quote I found interesting was when Bear Grylls who was narrating said, "It takes guts to survive but it takes more to rip off your own arm to get out." This was said when he was telling the story of Aron Ralston whose arm was under a heavy boulder in the Canyonlands national park USA. This shows the things that people can go through to get out alive.
4. After reading this book I learnt that there are people out there who refuse to give up no matter what nature throws towards them.Through plain luck or sheer determination these people manage to beat the odds and survive seemingly unsurvivable situations....more
1. I really wanted to read this book mainly because i had seen the movies and I really enjoyed them. Also the fact that i waWritten Review for English
1. I really wanted to read this book mainly because i had seen the movies and I really enjoyed them. Also the fact that i was just absolutely into fantasy genre books at the time of deciding to start reading Tolkien's work.
2. A character I found Interesting in the Book was Borimir in the end dies. He is the most honorable person n the book and he is the son of the steward of Gondor (the biggest city in Middle Earth). However throughout the course of the book the one ring starts to corrupt Borimir's heart and he starts to go mad, just after the peak of his madness he forefills his final deed to let the ring bearer escape when all of the orcs were ambushing the party.
3. A quote i enjoyed in the book was when when the Balrog (fiery daemon type monster) was chasing them through the mines of Moria, Gandalf said, "run you fools! there is no stopping this monster! Swords will do nothing to its flame cloaked flesh! You will never forefill your quest assuming you don't run you fools!" This put into perspective that it wasn't tea and picnics and that there will always be something much much stronger than them. This was a big stepping point in the book as the mood changed from: walk over and forefill a noble destiny to stuff like the character just running for their lives at every corner as there i always someone or something bigger and badder than themselves.
4. From reading this book I feel that I will struggle to find a better book to read because it was really really good. I also felt that the fact that there is always someone better at something than you was shown to me and i kind of only then really thought about it in detail and that....more
Book Review: 1. I decided to read this book because I had started to read it when I was younger but never finished it. It was on my shelf and it was aBook Review: 1. I decided to read this book because I had started to read it when I was younger but never finished it. It was on my shelf and it was a prizewinner (I'm using this as a standard review and not the prizewinner one).
2. A character I found interesting was Christopher Boone's father because he is always a tolerable person and seems to be really caring but the readers perspective of him changes as the book progresses and you think of him as a selfish person. Then towards the end you see why he lied to Christopher. (Not telling too much for not wanting to spoil the plot for those who haven't read it yet).
3. a quote I found interesting is "I like dogs". Christopher says this a lot, especially at the start of the book. This is what triggers the whole story when he wants to find out who killed his neighbours dog. He also repeats this quote when he get a dog of his own at the end of the book.
4. This book is a funny/sad book. A bit that made me think deeply is when Christopher finds out the secret that his father had been hiding from him. Its definitely the saddest moment in the book and you think about how sad this must be for Christopher Boone.
But anyway it's a hilarious book despite some sad bits which I recommend reading. I give it 9/10....more