Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Remarkable.


"Life of Pi" by Yann Martel is a fantastic book, well worth your time. The story goes something like this -- Pi is a young Indian boy stranded at sea with an injured zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a bengal tiger. Sounds far fetched, but Martel's unparalleled ability to weave together narration and astonishingly beautiful diction had me believing. I finished reading it and was amazed by Martel's insight into humanity and animal instincts. By far, this is the best book I've read this year. And you? What are you reading?

13 Comments:

Blogger Anandi said...

I really should get back to work and stop reading other people's blogs :)

Oddly, though I have no kids and I'm not a teacher, I'm reading Ron Clark's "The Essential 55". It's a little bit cheesy but I was flipping through it at an airport and it just sucked me in. This guy is a teacher and he came up with 55 "rules" that he teaches the kids in his class - they're about manners, how to conduct yourself, etc. It's super easy to read.

I'm going to wait until after the wedding to dig into something more intellectual. Not sure what, yet. A trip to the library is in order.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Hoagie1 said...

I read Diary by Chuck Palahniuk (or something like that, same guy that wrote Fight CLub).

5:41 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

The last book I read was Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown.

I admit, I got lost a bit in some parts of it, but it was enjoyable and easy to follow. (For the most part)

Also,
I have a new blog address now, in case you are interested...

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I didn't know of any other way to let you know this, so apologies for hijacking your post!

...FJ.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Gilad Amitai said...

I was just thinking about reading that book, but now I defientely will

And I agree, Theremins are awesome

10:03 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I haven't been reading much lately... 6 months ago it was The DaVinci Code and right now it's Angels and Demons. So far it seems to be good.

10:14 PM  
Blogger dreadcow said...

Currently reading "The Great Gatsby," along with this months issues of Maxim and Blender. And lots of blogs.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When not writing my thesis, I am reading Lies, Inc. (or the unteleported man) by P.K. Dick

12:14 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I think I over-dosed on books for a few months so I've been taking a break. But, the last book I read was "The Poisonwood Bible." I do know that the books I've been reading are now some of my favorites. "Da Vinci Code," "The Lovely Bones," "Don't Try This At Home," and there's others.

3:15 AM  
Blogger FantasticAlice said...

I am going to read your suggestion! Sounds great, very interesting... kinda reminds me (from you description) of a Runyard Kipling influence... either way, I am picking it up!

Currently reading the Suze Orman's The money book for the fabulous, young and broke. I would recommend that to EVERYONE with financial issues, or just want good advice.

I just finished up reading Chasing the Dime by Micheal Connelly... that wasn't to darned bad. Has a good twist on the end.

I would recommend to most though that Bentley Little's The Collection is a must read!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Rae said...

I read the book-my man gave it to me for Christmas and I LOVED IT!! It had an incredible story line and lots was going on all the time. I would reccommend it to anyone!!!

Another good read-Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Marcy Dibbleblotts said...

I agree--great book! I have started passing it around the office.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

I started reading that book, but never finished it. When I started reading it, I was working full time and going to school full time, so reading was a luxury. Now that I have more time I need to pick it up again.

9:39 PM  
Blogger SheaNC said...

Wow, I just bought this at a thrift store recently for, like, a buck. It's on my list. But who has time to read..?

1:14 PM  

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