Life Of Pi (illustrated)
Books | Fiction / Sea Stories
“My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person’s perspective—Pi’s perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.” — Tomislav TorjanacThe modern classic and international bestseller is now brought to splendid, eye-popping life with forty beautiful illustrations from artist Tomislav Torjanac.After the 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 wounded zebra, an orangutan—and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi Patel, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with the tiger, Richard Parker, for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional—but is it more true?Life of Pi is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character puts it, to make you believe in God.
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"Life of Pi is such a great journey. I was nervous I wouldn’t like it as much, but it did not disappoint. It was interesting. I read another review on this book and it was as she said: it's not so much the journey you're expecting, but from what is gained entirely from the journey itself. It's not what you expect it to be, but it changes you in slightest of ways ever so subtly of having traveled with Pi and R.P. I liked the journey it took me and is definitely a classic to be said."