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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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The first part of the book was amazing and lived up to all the expectations I had of it (though the "flash-fowards" to a grown-up Pi were distracting and oddly placed). The middle half of the book dragged on a bit long...I began to feel like I was spending the entire 227 days in the boat. Then came the surrealness that was the Frenchman, the island, etc. Was that bit a hallucination? Was that real? Why was it even included? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? That is the kind of thing book club discussion fodder is made of. And then the end of the book REALLY cranks it up a notch by making you question everything you've just read. I don't feel like the book lived up to the promise of the first part but it will stick with me. It's one of those books you just have to discuss with someone and you can't just put down and forget about.

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Reading Progress

January 9, 2009 – Shelved
February 22, 2009 – Shelved as: mla-s-books-every-adult-should-read
June 7, 2009 –
page 212
64.05% "Over half way and it's really good! Even though I think I like the part about his early life more than his actual life aboard the ship."
Started Reading
June 9, 2009 – Shelved as: bbc-big-reads
June 9, 2009 – Finished Reading
June 14, 2009 – Shelved as: booker-prize-winners
July 9, 2009 – Shelved as: 1001-books-to-read-before-you-die
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: world-lit-india
February 16, 2012 – Shelved as: contemporary-fiction

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