Standalone Sunday is a feature created here where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend!
This week, in honour of Canada 150, I’m highlighting a Canadian author and talking about the Life of Pi by Yann Martel!
Paraphrased from Goodreads:
Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
I adore this book. It is one of my absolute favourites. It’s so beautifully written. The detail and descriptions of everything are so rich and wonderful. Pi is such a great narrator and has such a great voice. This book manages to capture how it would feel to be stranded in the Pacific for months with a tiger. I loved seeing Pi’s transformation and how his narration changed with his mood.
I recommend this book to everyone, but I think older (16+) readers would appreciate it more than younger teens. 13 year-old me would have hated it, but 17 year-old me loved it.
Thanks for reading! xx