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message 1: by Richard (new)

Richard Derus I *detest* this book. Your review is 10,000X better.


message 2: by Laima (new)

Laima I didn't like the book either.


message 3: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 I was not over fussed myself. I liked the idea behind it but would have preferred it without the over explanatory ending.


message 4: by Contrarius (new)

Contrarius I loved this book, but nonetheless you've written a funny review. ;)


message 5: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 thanks. Glad to have the comments of someone who enjoyed the book.


message 6: by Mark (new)

Mark sorry in re-reading this I have only just noticed the 'homage' to the wizard of Oz; how did I miss that the first time. Wonderful


message 7: by Laima (new)

Laima James wrote: "Your review made me remember actually reading the book and how disappointing an event it was when compared with the stupid hype that preceded its seeming ubiquity on best-seller lists. I'm changing..."

You are so generous - I gave it a one because we can't give a zero.


message 8: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 James wrote: "Your review made me remember actually reading the book and how disappointing an event it was when compared with the stupid hype that preceded its seeming ubiquity on best-seller lists. I'm changing..."

It was hype- tastic if i remember but I'm a bit slow off the mark and didn't read this till it was old news.


message 9: by Richard (new)

Richard Derus This is the sort of book that makes one long for half stars. I'd like to give it 1/2*. Preferable, of course, would be a little minus sign, or the ability to change stars to these dinguses:




message 10: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 I'm using the good reads app on my phone so can't see what image you've posted Richard but I'll assume safely that it is something rude ?


message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard Derus It's the international biohazard dingus. There are plenty of books I'd like to give that one to!


message 12: by Jason (new)

Jason Shovelmonkey1 wrote: "For those of you not interested in the waffle above, Life of Pi may also be interpreted as the musings of a young boy on the nature of tragedy, spirituality and survival and about how you come to terms with things when the unspeakable happens in an unthinkable way."

This whole book was a metaphor for something, I'm certain of it. :)

But for real, I enjoyed it a lot. It was fascinating to read about his experiences on the raft with Richard Parker only to find out later that (view spoiler)


message 13: by Cecily (new)

Cecily Can we read any of Dr Nick's reviews on GR? ;-)


message 14: by Princess (new)

Princess De Leon Lol, awesome review. The book in a nutshell :P


message 15: by Manny (new)

Manny Loved this review, except for the unnecessary explanation at the end.


message 16: by M.L. (new)

M.L. Ha ha, I was very disappointed with this book, but I think you should read Harry Potter.


message 17: by Sourab (new)

Sourab Yeah, you made me happy in the end.


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