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Ok.... worthy of accolades..... not so sure!,
This review is from: Life of Pi (Paperback)There are aspects of this book I loved... one particular scene is gold, Richard Parker, Treeee.... Treeeee..... etc. absolutely brilliant... I won't fill you in on the scene but it's worth reading for that scene alone. Another scene is the most horrifically traumatic experience ever, for which alone I would advise against reading the book!!! Aside from these two aspects, it's a nice, funny, easy read. Spiritual? Well, I didn't get that! A book to make you believe in God? Well, I think not (and again, maybe I simply didn't get it)! All in all, it's a funny, sad, traumatic story...BUT, how it won all the accolades that Yan Martel now houses on his mantel piece..... i'm not sure, I think he was lucky... timing perhaps! It certainly wasn't a GREAT read, i've read many better in the same guise.
Pick it up and have a go but take note, one scene was worth it, one scene was most definitely something I would rather never have had the misfortune to experience, I still have nightmares! The rest..... i'm not so sure. My opinion for what it's worth.