February 2013


Author Rating: A

Life of Pi (read 2/9/13) Highly recommended

Mr. and Mrs. Patel, their two sons, Ravi and Piscine “Pi” Molitor Patel, are emigrating to Canada, by cargo ship, when it sinks, leaving Pi and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker as the sole survivors. It’s a wonderful story, beautifully written. Like Water For Elephants, the story is presented as having been told to the author by the central character.

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Author Rating: A

Water For Elephants (read 2011) Recommended

Jacob Jankowski, a 90-year-old man, tells the story of what happened after his parents are killed in a car crash, he’s forced to leave veterinary school and accidentally joins the circus.