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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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Jul 20, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: 1001-books-to-read-before-you-die, adventure, man-booker-prize, philosophy, religion, literary-fiction, book-club-literary-exploration, 2000s
Read from April 02 to 07, 2012

This book reminds me so much of The Alchemist in the sense it was very basic and it tries to talk about religion in and philosophical but turns out to be incredibly overrated. I know a lot of people like both book but I never connected with either, I was expecting a lot more from this but I was left hanging. It’s interesting to see books like this that seem to be either well loved or well hated but not much in the middle. This book is just a story about a kid trying every religion out and then get trapped on the boat with some animals, nothing really exciting or interesting happens.
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message 1: by Maggie (new)

Maggie I also have never been able to connect with The Alchemist or any of Coelho's books. Consequently I chose to give Life of Pi a wide berth. Thanks for confirming what I had suspected. It is interesting that people are polarised by books of this type.

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