Religion in a rush

Life of Pi Yann Martel Literature BooksI am probably wrong about this, but I’ve been avoiding the movie version of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. Yes, the book is great, as are all those that receive the Man Booker Prize. But it traps you in a lifeboat with a tiger for hundreds of pages.

This is very hard work, even for the reader. Consuming, cliff-hanging, debilitating work. Honestly, I don’t know if I want to do it again.

Feeling guilty, I picked up the book to see if I could motivate myself for the film and immediately reencountered its shining depth.

Above is one of many passages in which Martel makes religion easy to understand. I guess I owe it to the book to watch its movie.

Read Bogotá 2011

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4 thoughts on “Religion in a rush

  1. I think that’s just the reason I don’t want to watch the movie: the book was so lyrically written, so lovely in how it put ideas, that I wouldn’t want to see those elements missing from a film.

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