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Life of Pi

Discussion in 'RC' started by JayKeeley, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I fully recommend Siddhartha to just about anyone, unless they prefer reading DVD instruction manuals instead of good literature.

    It's a simple story about one man's journey into Buddhism over the course of many years, and it is quite beautiful. Nearly the entire time reading it I looked like this: :)
     
  2. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Ya, I read a few reviews and it seems quite interesting, to say the least.
     
  3. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Bump because I started reading this today, about 10 pages or so. Reminds me very much of a book in the way that small lines, spaces, and marks are used to form words into coherent thoughts in a language I can understand. Pretty neat.

    EDIT: My grammEr, she smells of an ox.
     
  4. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    I am dying for others to read this. It's like one of those books that needs immediate discussion once it's read. Good thing NAD reads fast. We may have to take the discussion off-line. :)

    You slackers should really read this before Shyamalan releases the film in the few months.
     
  5. Nate The Great

    Nate The Great What would Nathan do?

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    Is he really doing a film of this?
     
  6. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Oh yeah....better believe it.
     
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    Great book.

    Really cool stuff about India, your town seems awsome JayKee =) Have you been to the Zoo?
     
  8. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Nope, but after reading the book, I felt like going backpacking around India! Especially to all those tea houses that the author visits at the beginning.

    It's a phenomenal book. I'm waiting for others to read it because I want to talk about the island with the meer cats, the fresh water pools, and the acid algae roots. Of course, I don't want to give away any spoilers but that book is full of metaphors galore.
     
  9. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Amazing how recent the book is.
     
  10. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Have you started on The Satanic Verses yet? :)
     
  11. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Er...no! :tickled: But it's on the list. For sure I'll have read it before "Life of Pi" is winning oscars.
     
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    I heard from one smart dude that this book sort of sucks. Maybe when I get done reading all the classics, I'll get around to it.
     
  13. Nate The Great

    Nate The Great What would Nathan do?

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    My wife wants this book, so I'll look at it after she reads it.

    Hey, BWD, you taking any Shakespeare courses?
     
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    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    If you want company, let me know. I was reading this book on the beaches of Playa. After the first few chapters, I turned to my wife and said, "How about vacationing in India?"

    Sadly, shortly after he built the raft that he tied to the boat, I lost interest. And since that coincided with the conclusion of my vacation, I haven't found time to revisit it.

    Zod
     
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    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    YOU HAVE TO FINISH THIS BOOK. PLEASE TRUST ME ON THIS!!!111 :tickled: Yes, I admit that the chapters where he's trying to gather himself with the tiger in the boat can stretch on a bit, just as his descriptions of all the animals in the zoo (and their habits)....but stick with it, and an amazing turn of events comes into place. Honestly, when I finished reading it, I had to call my mother up in England just to discuss it. (She was the one who recommended it to me in the first place).

    I recommended it to my last prject manager in Florida, and 3 weeks after I left the project, he called me on the cellphone dying to speak about it. I think his voicemail started with "HOLY SHIT!!! Call me back now!!!". Or something like that, hahaha.

    This is Shyamalan through and through. The film should be extraordinary.
     
  16. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Oh and by the way - not only is backpacking a cool way to travel, but doing it in India all the way up to Nepal is incredible.
     
  17. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    OK. I'll dig it out.

    Zod
     
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    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Given I hate to fly, this one probably won't happen for me anytime soon. But I hope to see India some day. For now, their cuisine will have to suffice.

    Zod
     
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    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    How do you get to the islands? You guys take the cruise?
     
  20. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    JayK, have you read any Hesse? This dude's style very muchly thusly reminds me of him.
     

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