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For Christmas…Life of Pi illustrated edition


Life of PiToday’s recommendation for Christmas….. is Yann Martel’s illustrated version of Life of Pi. I interviewed the author a week or so ago and we have a signed copy in the office for our charity signed books auction. It is, indeed, a lovely book with quite stunning images – all which are painted from the perpsective of Pi Patel, who is never shown. This would be an excellent gift for anyone who loved the book and might enjoy revisiting the story of a boy, a really big tiger and some other critters stuck in a lifeboat after a shipwreck.

I had the distinct feeling that Martel had moved on from Life of Pi and that, to an extent, it really wasn’t a subject he wanted to talk about anymore. It was published five years ago so I don’t blame him. He’s probably been asked the same questions over and over again. His next book will be about the Holocaust and some animals living on a shirt so…. who knows what that will be like?

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Richard Davies

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