On the Same Page: discussing Life of Pi, continued
I hope that if you live in Cass County and haven’t yet read Life of Pi by Yann Martel, that you will do so soon. It’s a lofty goal to have everyone in the county read the same book, but we come closer to that goal every year.
It’s been really exciting to use this online forum for our community book discussion. Today I am posting the final online discussion question. If you have read the book, I hope you will share your thoughts in this forum.
Online Discussion Question Three: At the end of the book, Pi tells two stories to describe his ordeal at sea. Which story do you think is true? Are there any other ideas you would like to share? Please take this opportunity to join the discussion.
Tell us what you think by responding to this blog post by March 31, and you will be entered in the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire!
Visit my March 19th blog post to respond to Discussion Question One.
Visit my March 26th blog post to respond to Discussion Question Two.
Diane Christensen, Harrisonville Branch Manager
One thought on “On the Same Page: discussing Life of Pi, continued”
I think the story about the sailor, the cook, and the mother making the escape is the true story; but it is too horrible and tragic and sad. The story with the animals fits into the allegorical storytelling style of the religions that Pi has studied and loved. It makes a better story. It focuses on the survival of Pi, while the first story focuses on the tragic fates of all the survivors. The story with Richard Parker focuses more on the wonders of the world that Pi can observe and remember amidst his shear effort to survive from day to day.
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