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Life of Pi : a novel

Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fictional Works
Belletristische Darstellung
Adventure fiction
Fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yann Martel
ISBN: 0151008116 9780151008117 0156027321 9780156027328 0156030209 9780156030205 9780151013838 9780547848419 0547848412 0151013837 1841952451 9781841952451
OCLC Number: 47893052
Awards: Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2002.
Asian/Pacific American Literature Award Honor, 2002
Description: xii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Yann Martel.

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Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstasy * The Times * A terrific book ... fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore -- Margaret Atwood * Read more...

 
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Our July book of the month

by JoyceAtWork (WorldCat user published 2012-09-19) Very Good Permalink

A novel that sweeps you away! I loved this story by Mr. Martel. Years after it was written, I convinced our book club to read and share one of my all-time favorites.

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Sensational

by Greenbean (WorldCat user published 2010-02-09) Excellent Permalink

Literary sensation. Every one w/ a good mind should read this book. Very high vocbulary. Not recommended for children under 13. Content: Implying of canniballism, vicious beasts,course language.

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life is like a well--deep

by dacase (WorldCat user published 2011-02-10) Good Permalink

I'm sorry, but I had to force myself to finish reading Life of Pi despite several strong recommendations given my interest in animal behavior.  It was written in a juvenile style that is appropriate to the thesis of the novel, but off-putting to me given my preference for adult literature. ...
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