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Yann Martel

Autor(a) de Life of Pi

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About the Author

Yann Martel was born in Salamanca, Spain on June 25, 1963. After studying philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, he worked at odd jobs and travelled widely before turning to writing. His works include Seven Stories, What Is Stephen Harper Reading?, and Beatrice and Virgil. He was mostrar mais awarded the Journey Prize for the title story in The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. His second novel, Life of Pi, won numerous awards including the 2002 Man Booker. He continued to make the bestseller list in 2018 with his title, The High Mountains of Portugal. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (1945) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,001 cópias
Life of Pi [2012 film] (2012) — Original book — 462 cópias
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Contribuinte — 200 cópias
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow (2010) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
A General History of Quadrupeds: The Figures Engraved on Wood (1807) — Prefácio, algumas edições37 cópias
Crossing the Border (1998) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Inspired Lives: The Best of Real Life Yoga from Ascent Magazine (2005) — Contribuinte, algumas edições10 cópias


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Nome padrão
Martel, Yann
Data de nascimento
Spanje (geboren)
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Salamanca, Spain
Locais de residência
Montreal, Canada
Saskatchewan, Canada
Trent University (Philosophy)
Martel, Émile (parent)
Martel, Réginald (uncle)
Pequena biografia
Yann Martel lives in Canada.



OT - Suntup: Life of Pi em Folio Society Devotees (Agosto 2023)
Life of Pi em Someone explain it to me... (Agosto 2014)
Life of Pi: which story do you believe? em Book talk (Junho 2014)


Did not like this so much. I'm surprised since I really enjoyed The Life of Pi. It felt like the author was trying to hard to be abstract or obscure. There was not enough interesting in the way of plot, character development or the use of language to hold my interest. I finally did speed reading to the end where I was so disappointed that the body of the book had so little to do with the ending.
RuthInman123 | outras 137 resenhas | Mar 12, 2024 |
loved this book . Immediately wanted someone to talk to about whether the tiger was the one doing the eating or not. Really a great read
cspiwak | outras 1,012 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
This book took a really long time for me to get into, but once it picked up, it was really hard to put down. All in all, a good read.
thatnerd | outras 1,012 resenhas | Mar 2, 2024 |
Unlike majority of the books I've read this year, which I sought after and bought, this book found me. I stumbled across it in a coffee shop which offered customers free books. And I am forever grateful for that coffee shop. Like most people my age, this book is not as popular as the movie and I've seen the movie before. So I pretty much knew the story and I am someone who doesn't enjoy spoilers. However, I decided to give this book a go since the memory of the movie was quite faded in my mind and therefore I could not recall all the details of the story accurately. That was a great decision on my part.

In short, this book absolutely blew me out of the water (pun intended). Every page was as interesting as the last and it was such an absolute pleasure to read. The themes of god, religion, life and death were never overdrawn and every element of the novel seemed to be in balance without being given too much or too little attention, which in turn accentuated the overall plot. Lot of the novels that I have read this year focused on literary complexity which needs to be dissected in order for the average reader to wrap their heads around the story and although complexity is admirable, the author often sacrifices the reading experience for it. But the author of this novel did nothing of that sort, he used direct and concise words without adding unnecessary complexity. That is not to say there is no literary complexity at all; there is plenty of space for detailed literary analysis. This novel also has a very compelling story-telling which makes it a bliss to read.

The novel ends with an unusual cliffhanger where the readers are offered the choice between two completely different stories. Neither of those stories will change the overall ending of the novel, but either, will topple the experience of the novel on its head and the feeling left behind.

I would highly recommend this novel to everyone, even if you have watched the movie. The movie obviously skips out quite a few details - although not crucially important to the overall plot - that changes the overall pace and the tone of the story. The novel, without a doubt is the superior of the two.
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buddhawithan.n | outras 1,012 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |


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