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Free Life of Pi (Kindle Edition) @ Amazon

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5y, 6m agoFound 5 years, 6 months ago
Supposed to be quite a decent read according to quite a few people I know, Amazon reviews seem to agree...


Some books defy categorisation: Life of Pi, the second novel from Canadian writer Yann Martel, is a case in point: just about the only thing you can say for certain about it is that it is fiercely and admirably unique. The plot, if that’s the right word, concerns the oceanic wanderings of a lost boy, the young and eager Piscine Patel of the title (Pi). After a colourful and loving upbringing in gorgeously-hued India, the Muslim-Christian-animistic Pi sets off for a fresh start in Canada. His blissful voyage is rudely interrupted when his boat is scuppered halfway across the Pacific, and he is forced to rough it in a lifeboat with a hyena, a monkey, a whingeing zebra and a tiger called Richard. That would be bad enough, but from here on things get weirder: the animals start slaughtering each other in a veritable frenzy of allegorical bloodlust, until Richard the tiger and Pi are left alone to wander the wastes of ocean, with plenty of time to ponder their fate, the cruelty of the gods, the best way to handle storms and the various different recipes for oothappam, scrapple and coconut yam kootu. The denouement is pleasantly neat. According to the blurb, thirtysomething Yann Martel spent long years in Alaska, India, Mexico, France, Costa Rica, Turkey and Iran, before settling in Canada. All those cultures and more have been poured into this spicy, vivacious, kinetic and very entertaining fiction. --Sean Thomas

The OP forgot to say that it's free!
- windhoek
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Move it to FREEBIES! Nice find.. I have read the book and will be downloading the Kindle version too.

Heat added!

BTW Link in the deal not working. Here is the right one ->http://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-of-Pi/dp/B002RI9UBS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3TVV12T0I6NSM&s=digital-text&qid=1304776248&sr=1-1

Edited By: justcricket on May 07, 2011 14:52
#2
Oh dear, not the best first post! - Wrong section and the wrong link... well it's the thought that counts right? lol
#3
oldskooladdict
Oh dear, not the best first post! - Wrong section and the wrong link... well it's the thought that counts right? lol

Yup matey, Well done! A good spot and a very good book.
#4
Downloaded, thanks!
#5
great book
#6
downloaded, good find
#7
excellent find, great work op!
#8
Cheers OP
#9
Thanks.
#10
Awesome book. Thanks for the heads up on this freebie! Gonna download it to my Nexus S and read it again :)
#11
I have the print version so I was reluctant to get the Kindle version but this is perfect!
#12
Downloaded Thanks
#13
Hot from me! Thanks great find.
#14
Really good read, this.
#15
cheers op
#16
expired :(
#17
Expired
#18
Never mind, I picked this up for free back in Dec, so it'll no doubt be free again at some point.
#19
great book, but it was given away at Xmas free on iTunes as part of their 12 days of Xmas deal so why all the heat???

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