Life of Pi

by Yann Martel | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0156027321 Global Overview for this book
Registered by arugh48187 of Highland Park, Illinois USA on 10/9/2003
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by arugh48187 from Highland Park, Illinois USA on Thursday, October 9, 2003
I listened to this book on the long drive from Michigan to Minnesota and absolutely loved it. It has animals, Indians, imagination, survival tactics, and a smidge of engineering in it. All the things I love. The book itself is a very nice story, but it has a wicked twisted ending that makes you want to read the whole book over again to figure out what is what. I thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to read it again sometime in the near future.

As such, I bought a hardback copy to send out on a ring, but found myself unable to send it out. So when I happened upon my very first Where'sGeorge bill caught in the wild, I decided that I must use this dollar to buy a second copy of the book and send it out on a bookcrossing ray. So this book has a little bit of extra special karma. ;)

From the back of the book:
Pi Patel, a God-loving boy and the son of a zookeeper, has a fervent love of stories and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North Amberica aboard a Japanese cargo ship. Alas, the ship sinks -- and Pi finds himself in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi. Can Pi and the tiger find their way to land? Can Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they do?

Journal Entry 2 by arugh48187 from Highland Park, Illinois USA on Thursday, October 9, 2003
Sending this on a bookray. Participants are listed below in final shipping order. The person that currently has the book is written in blue.

shylock (UK - UK preferred)
mrsbridgewater (UK - any)
lechatnoir27 (UK - Europe preferred)
stergann (France - France/Europe preferred)
bilbi (France- Europe preferred)
arvoredeperas (Portugal - Europe preferred)
MClaraM (Portugal - any)
littlebooklover (California - US preferred)
TheGuttu (Florida - any)
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DraigAthar (Connecticut - US/Canada preferred)
hbrogan (New York - US preferred)
BooksnBeer (Virginia - any)
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JesseBC (Illinois - US preferred)
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christine-bpc (Texas - US preferred)
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When you receive the book, PM the next person in line for their address. If you don't get a response in a timely manner PM the person after that. Please journal it when you receive it and again when you mail it off to the next reader so I can keep track of where it is and send out friendly nags if need be. If you don't think you will be able to read it and pass it on in a reasonable amount of time, please ask the sender to go to the next person and PM me if you want to be moved further down the list. Thanks and happy reading! :)

Journal Entry 3 by arugh48187 at Post Office at 153rd and Garrett in Apple Valley, Minnesota USA on Thursday, October 23, 2003
Released on Thursday, October 23, 2003 at Post Office at 153rd and Garrett in Apple Valley, Minnesota USA.

Sent to a fellow bookcrosser on the first step of its bookray journey.

Journal Entry 4 by Shylock from Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 28, 2003
Received in mail today, will be able to start reading it after the weekend. Sent with nice bookmark for us to read it with, how thoughtful!

Journal Entry 5 by Shylock from Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 19, 2003
Eloquent style, charming, intriguing & unusual story. From the moment I read the descriptions of slothes I knew I would enjoy this, and the meercats were another highlight- i wish I could sleep in the treetops with them too.I feel the author's greatest gift was his ability to portray wildlife. I was also fascinated by the intricate detail of every minute, hour, daily routine of Pi on the boat, and his methods for forging a mutually acceptable relationship with Richard Parker.
No spoiler, but near the end is a tremendous shift in perspective that -I agree arugh-makes you want to read the whole thing again to explore & fully understand its implications.
When this won the Booker Prize I didn't really fancy reading it, I thought it was going to be a load of spiritualising, celestial harp-twanging-I'm so glad I was wrong, ta very much arugh...

Journal Entry 6 by mrsbridgewater from Holybourne, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 22, 2003
Book arrived safely this morning. I must confess that I had forgotten about this ray so spent a few minutes trying to work out why it had landed on my door mat - not that I am complaining :-) Will try to read this over Christmas and send it on to the next person in the new year.

Love the book mark!

Journal Entry 7 by mrsbridgewater from Holybourne, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 26, 2003
I haven't finished this book, but I got a copy for Christmas so I can read it at my leisure! I read the first 16 chapters and while I enjoyed them I feel that at the moment I am too tired to cope with anything that demands any thought. Will revisit the book in the New Year. I don't want to hold up the ray so will send this copy on to the next person.

Journal Entry 8 by lechatnoir27 from Bewdley, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 18, 2004
Apologies for the late journal entry - I received this from Mrs Bridgewater a couple of weeks ago and I have been enjoying it so much that I forgot to log on to say that it had been safely received!! I will probably finish it in the next week but it is one of those books that you feel you don't want to end, although you can't stop reading you know that you will miss the characters and the author's style greatly when you do. I have been wanting to read this book since I saw Yann Martel's speech on winning the Booker prize a couple of years ago and so far it doesn't disappoint! In fact, I'm off to read it now!

Journal Entry 9 by lechatnoir27 from Bewdley, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 1, 2004
What a fantastic book! Zoology, survival and theology never went so well together! This book was an emotional journey and was on my mind constantly for days after finishing it. I will definitely have to re-read it at some point.

I will be posting this on to Stergann - probably on 4th Feb when I will be over in France on holiday!

Journal Entry 10 by lechatnoir27 from Bewdley, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 12, 2004
Posted on 11th Feb from Chamonix, France to Stergann. Enjoy. Many thanks to Arugh.

Journal Entry 11 by RussellsTeapot on Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Can't wait to start reading it.

Journal Entry 12 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Just received the book today. I'll read it ASAP.

Journal Entry 13 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Sunday, June 27, 2004
What a wonderful story ! A shipwreck, a castaway... These are ingredients I'm very fond of. A touch of zoology, a touch of theology, loads of survival ! Great story indeed !

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