Sunday, March 21, 2010

Book #19 - Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Yann Martel

Funny story - a few weeks ago, I got back from the library with 6 new books. I was super excited, and mentioned it to one of my sisters on the phone that afternoon. She asked which books I got. I told her the title of the first - she says that she started reading it, but never finished. I told her another title - that one she had read, but didn't like it. Another title - another book she had started but never finished. Ummm, all of a sudden, I wasn't so excited about my book choices anymore!!

This book was one that she had started but never finished. I can totally see why. The first about 50 pages were really hard for me to get through. In fact, several times, I almost gave up to read something else. But I kept going - mainly just because I knew how popular this book has been. I'm really glad I kept reading, because really, it is a great book. I still don't really get why those first chapters are there, though, because they really don't have much to do with the story. Skip into the second section, and it's a great book!

Have you read this book? Share your feelings!


Cassie said...

I was the same way with this book! I could barely slog through those first chapters, but when I got to the meat of the story I was entranced. I ended up loving this book!

Patti at Worth The Whisk said...

Gosh, I remember pouring through that book and now cannot recall the full story. It was really good!

Mandy said...

Had the same experience. It was painful to get through the first half, but I ended up loving it. So glad I kept going too. It's been a long time, I don't remember much about it, but it had me thinking.

Barbara said...

My book group read this book a couple years ago, Deborah. So I did get through it with no problems. And we all liked it. So often after we review a book, I want to go back and reread it because it seems I missed a lot that the others caught. That's the advantage of a book group!

Michelle said...

i did the same thing as your sis....started, and never finished....then my friend who I borrowed it from said exactly what you said...the first 50 pages are rough! but that the rest is great! I'm not sure if I'll try it again... :)