I have yet to meet anyone who didn’t love the book, Life of Pi. And with the movie coming out in December (hello, holiday blockbuster), I’m sure many more will read the book too.
I was originally deterred from reading the book because the synopsis quoted Obama as saying it was “an elegant proof of God”. I’m not religious and didn’t want to read anything preachy. But Life of Pi is far from preachy and there are no religious references. In the end, Life of Pi tells you a really far-fetched tale (about a boy stranded on a boat with a tiger) that you really, really want to believe. I suppose that makes it pretty similar to the Bible.
Check out this amazing trailer for the movie:
Gorgeous right? Director Ang Lee is famous for directing Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. There’s so much potential for a great movie here! Fingers-crossed it measures up to our expectations.