Life of Pi by Yann Martel

When a member of our book club first suggested that we read Life of Pi by Yann Martel, I was lukewarm about the choice. Although I had heard of the book, I did not know much about it.

For a long time the ‘Pi’ in the title made me think this was a book about mathematics and somehow that wasn’t enough to grab me.

In the event, I’m glad the book club prompted me to read it. And what a surprise and what a delight it turned out to be. After a slow start, albeit interesting and readable, the action kicks in when the protagonist, Pi, is marooned at sea with a Bengal tiger for company.

It is exciting, unputdownable, astonishing and truly entertaining. I strongly recommend it and defy you not to enjoy it!