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    As I said in the other thread, I could not get on with this book AT ALL. Ashamed to admit I gave up half way through. Too much fantasy/whimsy for my taste. It's elegantly written but the subject matter did nothing for me I'm afraid. Anyone want a second-hand, hardly used copy?
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    I loved this book! I thought it was fantastic, especially the whole psychological battle with the tiger. And then at the end, raising the question of what really happened or did anything at all. The writing was beautiful and I was just really pulling for the kid, but also for the animal.
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    I am only about a quarter of the way through. I like it so far, seems very philosophical. It is extremely whimisical, I could see someone who doesn't like that kind of writing having trouble with this book. Things happen at a very slow pace.
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    I really enjoyed this book and it was very different from what I normally read. It did take a while to get into it but once I did I found it funny and heartwarming.

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    I love it too. I'm reading it now for the second time. I just love the character of Pi, I think he's beautiful. And I enjoy whimsical tales, reminds me a little of Ray Bradbury.

    I can really admire Pi's appreciation for the things around him - his religion(s), India, Canada, the little blessing he encounters.
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    I'm with AO on this one. I tried, and I appreciate that it's well written, but I skimmed it, then put it down. Luckily, it was a library book!

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    So, what do you all think? Was it true or did he make it all up or did he just completely crack? I'm going with all true.
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    He made it all up because reality was too hard to deal with, IMO. The story he told with his mother on the lifeboat? I think that was the true story. Great book though. I'd recommend it. Pi was a very interesting character.

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    I've picked it up at least a dozen times at the bookstore, flipped through it but there never was a strong enough impulse to buy it. And I am a compulsive book buyer.
    And you guys are not helping me much in making up my mind
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    you should def pick it up. if not buying it, borrow it from the library. i found it really intesting it is written in a style unlike any i have really seen before. you get the magical realism that if done well really works. and i felt that this really worked. pi is such an interesting character and you just want to meet him.

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    I probably wouldn't have bought it either if it weren't for the book club, but it was a good book so I'm glad I did.

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    I've picked it up at least a dozen times at the bookstore, flipped through it but there never was a strong enough impulse to buy it. And I am a compulsive book buyer.
    And you guys are not helping me much in making up my mind

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