Monday, August 17, 2015

book: life of pi

I stole this book at a hotel somewhere, sneaky me. usually get most my reading-inspiration from book to movie adaptions, and make sure to read the book first.


the story: 
we follow young pi on his struggles as he ends up on a lifeboat with a tiger. first off, this book is great if you don't read a lot or not often. as the end comes out quite early on in the book, he's basically on the boat most of the time so not too complicated to get back in the story if you're not reading every day.

religion:
pi's take on religion is so refreshing and naive in a good way, as he takes up multiple religions as a child because he simply doesn't know better. these passages made me smile throughout and made me rethink what religion really is about: finding your path in life & the meaning behind it. generally being a good person and treating other beings equally.

animals:
as pi's family owns a zoo, you get a fair bit of information on animals and their behaviour. you get a different insight on zoo life and that having a "pet" tiger isn't as great as it sounds. animals are so pure and intuitional, and pi has deep respect for that.

verdict:
it's not my usual genre, maybe that's why I took my time with it. towards the end, I read it more regularly and it's a really nice read - whether you're reading hours on end or just chapter after chapter. it gently leads you to a somehow spiritual story, which makes you question reality. finishing the last page put a smile on my face.

movie:
have yet to see this, from what I can tell the movie is a lot brighter and more colourful than I imagined the events in the book, so will do this in the near future. can anyone recommend the movie?

1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to read the book ever since I saw the film. I did worry it would be too long though but it sounds like an easy read. I love the film, it's beautiful.
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