Life of Pi – This book is definitely one of those books I wanted to keep reading. I think I kind of felt like the shah must have felt when Scheherazade stopped one of her Arabian night tales whenever I had to put the book down for something else. Fascinating both at face value and for its deeper meaning, this book offers the reader humor, allegories, faith, reality versus imagination, survival, religions, and also gives the reader some knowledge of zookeeping/animals (for example, how the circus trainer actually works with the lions) and interesting facts about man and nature. Some of the descriptions in the book were especially gory and a little too repetitive for me but the story itself kept me moving on and I am glad I did.
After all is said and done, this story is about choice – the choice to believe. I came away with the extreme satisfaction of having read a great book and recommend it as A must-read that deserves it place in the 1001 books to read (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1001_Books_You_Must_Read_Before_You_Die)
Words of the Week:
Some of my favorite interesting sounding words are:
Gobbledygook – is any text containing jargon or especially convoluted English that results in it being excessively hard to understand or even incomprehensible. This is an onomatopoeic imitation of a turkey’s gobble.
And Onomatopoeia of course – this is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes, for example, meow, tick tock, bang, roar.