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Life of Pi (WARNING SPOILERS!!!)

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MiaWallace Thu 31-Jul-08 17:16:42

Just finished reading Life of Pi - wow what a book.

Just wondered which version of Pi's story did people believe/prefer?

As I read the book, I always assumed the adventure was symbolic so was relieved when Pi gave the investigators the non-animal version. Although the animal version was defiantly the 'better story'

Opinions please

DoubleBluff Thu 31-Jul-08 17:17:43

have just stated it so have no idea what you mean. Enjoying it so far

MiaWallace Thu 31-Jul-08 17:21:42

sorry doublebluff. Hope I haven't spoiled it for you.

I did put a spoiler warning in the title.

DoubleBluff Thu 31-Jul-08 17:22:50

i know, but i dont mind. I nronally reaf the last pages before i finish!

MiaWallace Thu 31-Jul-08 17:24:55

It's an amazing book. Part one is a bit slow, after that I couldn't put it down. Enjoy.

GloriaStits Thu 31-Jul-08 18:06:18

I loved this book. I kind of thought that the whole thing was about "faith". At the beginning he investigates all these religions and takes a little bit of each and forms his own ideas about what he believes. He tells the insurers what he thinks they want to hear and basically says if you don't like this truth then heres one you might like more. whats "true" isn't as important as what you believe to be true.
I believe the animal version- is a better story and just cos its hard to believe doesn't make it not true.

Does that sound really wanky? Actually the whole thing is fiction wink

MiaWallace Thu 31-Jul-08 18:18:17

I agree that the animal story was the better story but I didn't believe it was the true version of Pi’s adventure.

I thought the animal story was similar to the biblical stories the priest told Pi. Although both sound far-fetched, they can both be seen as symbolic and having value without being taken literally.

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