And I liked it. Until I got to the end. I'm not going to spoil the book by telling you what happens. But I was having a good time, reading along with Pi's adventures and marveling at his acomplishments. A boy trapped on a lifeboat with a tiger made for a compelling story.
I immediately rejected the ending of the book as a cop out. But then I gave it some thought. The more I thought about it the more I think I understand what the author was trying to do. It often works in great works of literature. But it didn't work here. Nope, Mr. Martel, I want a do over. I want a better ending. I want an ending that flows with the sense of adventure I got from reading the book. I don't want a halfshot attempt at a "literary"/"thinking"ending. Thats not what you set me up for. So, if you ever get around to rewriting the ending, let me know.
Other than the ending, I enjoyed reading this book. I could see the characters, the zoo, the tiger. I really liked the thoughts Pi had about religion. I mean, you're stuck on a boat with a predatory animal- what better to think about?
Have you read it? Did you feel the same way I did about the ending? Or am I totally off the wall here?