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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)

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)

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)

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."

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

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

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