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message 1: by David (last edited Sep 30, 2012 04:07PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments This book won The Man Booker Prize in 2002. I decided to choose this book partially because it has been adapted into a movie. I watched a brief trailer pertaining to the movie and it seemed interesting. I wondered how the man and the tiger would fair in the middle of the ocean. Would the tiger eat Pi or would Pi die first? I wanted to pick a book that I would enjoy but also be able to dissect. I am a fan of plots revolving survival and my decision was pretty much made when I saw this book on the list.


message 2: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 09:56PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 10%

"To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation." (Martel 31)

http://www.focusorlando.org/admin/sid...

Realistic and detailed
its like a biography
develop too slow


message 3: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 10:00PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 20%

"To me, religion is about our dignity, not our depravity." (Martel 79)

http://walkswithin.com/wp-content/upl...

the background info
important but too long to read
theres no action yet


message 4: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 10:02PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 30%

"People move because...of the feeling that nothing will change, that happiness and prosperity are possible only somewhere else." (Martel 88)

http://www.gadgec.com/wp-content/uplo...

lots of life lessons
where is the tiger and boat
it won an award?


message 5: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 10:03PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 40%

"Things would work out yet. The worst was over...Today I would be rescued. To think that, to string those words together in my mind, was itself a source of hope."

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EZhaj26Wih0...

adventure arrives
more gruesome than i expect
interest is drawn


message 6: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 10:05PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 50%

“Reason is fully equipped with the latest weapons technology.” (Martel 178)

http://www.desktopanimated.com/img/Pr...

determined to live
new elements introduced
excited not bored


message 7: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 10:08PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 60%

“Life is a peephole, a single tiny entry onto a vastness-how can i not dwell on this brief, cramped view I have of things?” (Martel 196)

http://ytravelblog.wpcdn.com/wp-conte...

holds to religion
as hope is fading away
despair and sadness


message 8: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 10:09PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 70%

“Faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love-but sometimes it was so hard to love.” (Martel 231)


http://www.chopra.com/files/images/Su...

time pass quickly
plot simple but descriptive
i can bear with it


message 9: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 10:11PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 80%

“This was the terrible cost of Richard Parker. He gave me a life, my own, but at the expense of taking one.” (Martel 283)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DYNVe6u96Sg...

disturbed by the images
weak minds should really beware
too repulsive to read


message 10: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 10:13PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 90%

“It was natural that, bereft and desperate as I was, in the throes of unremitting suffering, I should turn to God.” (Martel 315)

http://leadershipfreak.files.wordpres...

may have turned crazy
hard to believe it happened
setting is scary


message 11: by David (last edited Jan 17, 2013 10:14PM) (new)

David H | 22 comments 100%
“'I know what you want. You want a story that won't surprise you. That will confirm what you already know. That won't make you see higher or further or differently. You want a flat story.” (Martel 336)

http://culsu.co.uk/files/minisites/66...

sickening my mind
these words weapons to my head
good story scary though


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