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'Life of Pi' by Yann Martel - Discussion Questions

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However, with the Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion companion to Yann Martel's novel, Life of Pi, readers begin to consider how to believe the unbelievable.

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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe. Bookish by nature, young Pi acquires a broad knowledge of not only the great religious texts but of all literature, and has a great curiosity about how the world works. His family runs the local zoo, and he spends many of his days among goats, hippos, swans, and bears, developing his own theories about the nature of animals and how human nature conforms to it. Choosing to move to Canada, they close the zoo, pack their belongings, and board a Japanese cargo ship called the Tsimtsum.

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At times profound, at others humorous, the novel, Life of Pi , is the story of an Indian boy who, because he is named after a French swimming pool Piscine and doesn't like the nicknames which result, shortens his name to the irrational mathematical number Pi - 3. - One of the great things about a Book Club, as I've said before, is that almost always there are aspects of the book we've read that strike people in different ways. One member, however, most definitely did not!

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Sign up for our newsletters! God, survival, and tiger behavior. It's hard to imagine a more invigorating combination of discussion topics. We hope that the following questions will enrich your reading of Pi's fantastic journey. After all, Pi didn't have to make his voyage alone; neither should you. May this guide serve as a pleasant companion..

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  1. Life of Pi (Martel) Growing up in Pondicherry, India, Piscine Molitor Patel—known as Pi—has a rich life. Thus begins Pi Patel’s epic, day voyage across the Pacific, and the powerful story of faith and survival at the heart of Life of Pi.

  2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel is one of those books that becomes richer when you can discuss it with friends. These book club discussion questions.

  3. In his introductory note Yann Martel says, "This book was born as I was hungry." What sort of emotional nourishment might Life of Pi have fed to.

  4. N ovelists who meet their readers are used to unexpected interpretations of their work.

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