September 2013 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
By now, you’ve seen enough images from the award-winning movie to know that Life of Pi has something to do with an Indian boy who is in a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger. What you may or may not know is that this movie is based on a book by Yann Martel — a very unusual book. But then, the boy’s name is Pi, like the irrational number, so already the stage is set for something unusual. The book reveals itself as a story told in the present about events that transpired in the past. The boy was shipwrecked; he lost his family, and somehow survived many adventures over a long period of time with a Bengal Tiger as his shipmate. Once the ordeal is over, another story is told. Which story will you believe?
Check it out. We own it in the Drexel Library.
This book can be found in the English Literature collection on the first floor of the Library. The call number is PR9199.3.M3855 L54 2001.
We have it in audiobook format as well in the Audiobook collection on the first floor of the Library. The call number is PR9199.3 .M3855 2002