~Life of Pi~

Life of Pi is a Canadian adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist is Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry who explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Martel’s novel is evangelical in its defence of… Continue reading ~Life of Pi~

~Papillon~

Papillon is an autobiography written by Henri Charrière, first published in France on 30 April 1969. Papillon is Charrière’s nickname, deriving from a butterfly tattoo inscribed on his chest. The novel details Papillon’s incarceration and subsequent escape from the French penal colony of French Guiana, and covers a 14-year period between 1931 and 1945. A beautiful… Continue reading ~Papillon~