The Life of Pi is one of my all-time favorite books! I was SO excited about reading Beatrice & Virgil hoping for the same or similar at least depth. Perhaps this had it, perhaps not. I felt like the whole book was attempting to ‘set the plot’ and then all of a sudden at the end it all blows up in your face within a matter a few pages! Literally!
I felt confused and what is this all about through the whole book…. I felt that it jumped around a lot and really lacked a plot. The story within the story is about a donkey and a monkey that live on a shirt – not kidding. They end up somehow being survivors of the holocaust and the taxidermist who is the writer of the story was a torturer within Hitler‘s realm.
The ending felt like the editor had put pressure on Mr. Martel and he hurried and tried to close the story. I was upset and vexed most the story and especially at the end. I don’t recommend this one at all! If you like Martel previously this one might put a hiccup in your love for him. 😐
Either all this or I don’t have a deep enough conscience to comprehend all the subliminal messages…
(Actually Finished July 16th 2013)
- Week One: Beatrice and Virgil (35booksblog.wordpress.com)
- Thoughts on “Life of Pi” (snippetstudios.wordpress.com)
- Book vs. Movie: Life of Pi (mvlteenvoice.com)
- LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel. (readbitchesread.wordpress.com)
- Life of Pi – Beautiful No Matter How High You Are. (stonergirlsguide.wordpress.com)
- A Bookish Q&A (barefootmeds.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: Life of Pi, by Yann Martel (mvlteenvoice.com)
- The List (35booksblog.wordpress.com)