So I heard this was a good book. Is it ever. I wasn’t completely in love with it, I didn’t have that feeling that if I wasn’t reading I was wasting precious reading time. No, but I did pick it up every chance I got. I just had to know this crazy story about someone who could survive for so long on a lifeboat with a tiger. I freaking love Richard Parker, as I’m sure many other people have. Tigers are possibly my most favourite of animals. They are just so beautiful. They command respect and Pi is just lucky he knows about them.Life of Pi is an epic story of survival that I feel everyone should read at some point in their lives. I know I waited too long to read it and only got around to reading it now because I’m dying to watch the movie. You can expect a Fiction to Film on it in the future. The movie just looks so awesome that I needed to read the book now, rather than waiting to get to is on my list of books that I’m reading. I can see why they made a movie about the book. The story is just amazing. There are some parts that had me cringing and others that had me laughing. Pi was clearly in shock when he calls Richard Parker to the life boat, but it’s an act that ultimately saves his life.I still have a hard time of remembering that Pi is supposed to be a 16 year old boy. He seems so much older, which makes sense because he had to be to survive. I can only imagine the suffering that he went through during his time at sea. He lost everything and then to have to go through this trial? Insane.This book is the only thing I’ve read by Yann Martel, but I will be considering reading more by him in the future. There are pretty heavy religious themes throughout the book, which didn’t really bother me all that much. I also found the beginning of the book a bit slow, but I think that was because I wanted to get to the part where the ship sank. That’s really where the major part of the story starts, the part that hooked me in and kept me reading.Overall I really enjoyed this book and will be recommending it highly to many in the future I’m sure. It shows how far someone can go to survive (some of the things Pi has to do aren’t the most pleasant). It’s truly a book you all should read. Give it a try if you haven’t already!