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'Life of Pi'-like suggestions?

Old 12-11-04, 01:39 PM
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'Life of Pi'-like suggestions?

This is my first time wondering into the Book Talk forum so please be gentle. The search function on DVDTalk makes it difficult to find threads mentioning 'Life of Pi' so hopefully I'm not starting a duplicate thread.

I really liked the book by Yann Martel. His book about survival, religion and animals was very entertaining. I was looking for some suggestions for similar books from other readers out in Book Talk. In case it helps with some suggestions, I also recently enjoyed reading 'The Da Vinci Code' and all of the Harry Potter books.

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Old 12-11-04, 04:19 PM
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Given that many accuse Martel of plagarizing Moacyr Scliar's "Max and the Cats," you may want to check that out.

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Originally Posted by djtoell
Given that many accuse Martel of plagarizing Moacyr Scliar's "Max and the Cats," you may want to check that out.

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Sounds interesting. I'll have to take a look at that book. Didn't 'Life of Pi' win some literary awards though? If the book seemed plagiarized, why give it awards?
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Yann Martel has a new book out as well (though I don't recall its title).
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Originally Posted by yashan
Sounds interesting. I'll have to take a look at that book. Didn't 'Life of Pi' win some literary awards though? If the book seemed plagiarized, why give it awards?
Because it's not plagiarism, it's just using the same idea of a boy in life raft with a wild animal (a panther in one, a tiger in the other). One book has to do with the Nazi's, the other has to do with faith in God.

It's not the story, it's the telling.

I read it last Christmas and thought it was terrific.

I might reccomand a book called Horn of a Lamb by Robert Sedlack. It's a terrific story that contains survival, animals, and faith. The perfect thing to read during the hockey lockout.
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