‘The Life of Pi’ to be released at the movies

‘The Life of Pi’ has been transformed into a movie, and looks to be in the running for an Academy Award. Have you read this magical book yet? If not be sure to do so before watching the movie.

The Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

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After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wide, wild Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, one zebra (with broken leg), an orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker and Pi – a 16-year-old Indian boy. As the ‘crew’ begin to assert their natural places in the food chain, Pi’s fear mounts, and he must use all his wit and daring to develop an understanding with his fellow survivors. Yann Martel’s Life of Pi is a transformative novel, an astonishing work of imagination that will delight and stun readers in equal measures. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will, as one character puts it, make you believe in God.

watch a snippet of this amazing looking movie:

Reserve ‘The Life of Pi’


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One Response to ‘The Life of Pi’ to be released at the movies

  1. The trailer looks super cheesy. Tragic event bring together one boy and one tiger who after surviving the sea, become friends. Still, I wouldn’t mind reading the book. Will see if I can make time to read this in 2013.

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