Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Fiction: Life of Pi

  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Winner of Booker Prize
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi - a 16-year-old Indian boy.
The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of literary fiction of recent years.

Yann Martel's LIFE OF PI is a transformative novel, a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound readers in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will, as one character puts it, make you believe in God.
In  2012, Ang Lee directed the film based on the novel. The film bagged 4 awards in Oscar Awards 2013.

According to Yann Martel, “The theme of this novel can be summarized in three lines. Life is a story. You can choose your story. And a story with an imaginative overlay is the better story.(Source: Amazon.ca)