Life of Pi
One boy, one boat, one tiger ...After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan -- and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2002. Shortlisted for Coventry Inspiration Book Awards: Scene It, Read It Category 2013.
A unique and original story, brilliantly told * Guardian * Pi is bewitching, the tale both nihilistic and naive, philosophical and playful, deeply moving while always treading the line clear of schmalz * Independent * Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstasy * The Times * A terrific book ... fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore -- Margaret Atwood * Sunday Times * Ultimately uplifting * Daily Mail * Extraordinary...Life of Pi could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life * New York Times Book Review * Martel's engaging characterization and vivid description enliven and enrich this dreamy, fantastic tale * The Times * Full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality * Daily Telegraph *