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 Post subject: Life of Pi
PostPosted: August 11th, 2003, 2:51 pm 
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Has anyone here read Life of Pi? It's probably one of the best books I ever read, but I haven't met too many people that have read it.


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 Post subject: Life of Pi
PostPosted: August 13th, 2003, 6:29 pm 
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From the lack of replies, I guess no one is currently reading it or has read it at all. That's a bummer man. The dude abides though. Maybe I'll just write lots of posts myself and make others think this is a happening thread on the Yankee Racers.


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 Post subject: Life of Pi
PostPosted: August 13th, 2003, 6:30 pm 
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Woo-hoo! This Life of Pi thread is awesome! I'm lovin' every damn minute!


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 Post subject: life of pi
PostPosted: August 13th, 2003, 6:33 pm 
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These emoticons are scary. I think I look like this one:

:x

I like these little fellas too: :| |I 0]

This guy's a maniac and that's why I picked his name: :littlejeanslaugh

Did I just write "fella"? I should be kicked off the messagebaord.


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 Post subject: life of pi
PostPosted: August 13th, 2003, 6:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Life of Pi
PostPosted: August 13th, 2003, 6:41 pm 
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This guy -- :hat -- is givin' me funny looks. He keeps it up and he's gonna get punched.

This guy looks pissed: >: He's redder than a firetruck. I like firetrucks. They are red and have big ladders.

This life of pi party is awesome. Someone read the damn book!


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 Post subject: Life of Pi
PostPosted: August 14th, 2003, 10:26 am 
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No one is taking the bait I see. Perhaps it's best to just let it die. In all seriousness though, Life of Pi is a great read. I can't recommend it enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Life of Pi
PostPosted: August 21st, 2003, 1:27 am 
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Eep.

Saw number of replies and wondered that so many had read it ;)

I've read it. I liked it but after all the hype around it I was slightly underwhelmed. It was very good, but it was missing something X to blow me away. Loved the last sequence tho :) Can I have a cookie? <p>=== Leela, save me! And yourself I guess... and my banjo... and Fry!
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 Post subject: Re: Life of Pi
PostPosted: August 27th, 2003, 10:42 am 
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I felt a certain responsibility to read the darn thing when it was nominated for a slew of awards last year. I tried to read it- really, i did -- but I had to stop after 2 chapters. Then after it won the Booker I tried again. No dice. i don't know what it is about this book. I think it might be the peculiar, mannered, narrative voice that bugs me so much that I can't go on.

Having said that many love it. And it's being developed as a film too. so... to each his own, etc <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->Scrapping and yelling. Mixing it up. loving every minute with this damn crew.</p>Edited by: chelseagirl at: 8/29/03 8:43 pm


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 Post subject: is latin dead?
PostPosted: August 31st, 2003, 9:07 pm 
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Allow me to ask, is Life of Pi really a bad book?

Sorry to hear that no one loves the book. I can understand that reading a book with high expectations can really ruin it for you (in fact, I think that can be true in all aspects of life), but after you get about 90 pages into Life of Pi (I realize that is a substantial chunk of the book) it really takes off. I liked it from page one, but then again, I read it when it first came out and I didn't really know much about it.

I'm sad to hear that it is being made into a film...people may mistake it for a CastAway rip-off...and I'm not sure the religious themes will come across well on screen. But I'm skeptical of all books adapted into movies, so maybe that's just me being biased.

This guys :hat ...whata jerk.


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 Post subject: oops
PostPosted: August 31st, 2003, 9:09 pm 
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That should have said:

This guy... :hat ...whata jerk. Damn. How anal of me.


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 Post subject: Re: oops
PostPosted: August 31st, 2003, 11:13 pm 
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Littlejean, you are not alone -- lots of people love the book. Just not me. But other family members. BUt you know, maybe I didn't give it a chance -- I didn't make it to page 90.

I'm interested in hearing about it anyway, and why YOU like it so much. And we all have pretty varied interests, apart from wes and company. so, it's fine. :martini

MY dad read it and he quted me a line which is kind of ironic. i paraphrase since I haven't read it:

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>"Maybe you don't like stories with animalks?"
"No, we just hate THIS story with animals"<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->Scrapping and yelling. Mixing it up. loving every minute with this damn crew.</p>


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 Post subject: Re:oops
PostPosted: October 2nd, 2003, 10:48 am 
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Hey Littlejean,

I had to register just to let you know you're not alone. I loved, loved, loved this book.

I bought copies for friends and pestered them until they read it. To a person, they loved it.

I will admit that I found some parts confusing and that I found the message to be very personal. Without describing anything that could be considered a spoiler, I thought it was a beautiful example of the choices that people can make to deal with tragedy.

I recently picked up a copy of Martel's early novel - Self. Will post here if I think his writing holds up.

Emmyo


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 Post subject: nice
PostPosted: October 3rd, 2003, 3:19 am 
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that's awesome emmyo. I'm glad I'm not alone.


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 Post subject: Re: Life of Pi
PostPosted: October 9th, 2003, 10:14 am 
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I bought it a couple of weeks ago but I didn't start reading it until last night. I liked what I've read so far and I'll post to tell you what I thought of it when I finish, littlejean.


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