Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Look Back 2008, The Biggest Disappointment: Life of Pi

I read Life of Pi long after the masses, so I’d read numerous glowing reviews. So, when I was reading and not really enjoying it, I was puzzled. Didn’t I get it? I felt the book was slow and a bit predictable. Sure, several books are predictable, but if they’re engaging, at least I can move past the predictability. But, I wasn’t very engaged in Life of Pi. I found the main character to be annoying and the “at sea” section to be awfully long. So, in the end, I had too high of expectations for the book and it didn’t meet them.

Life of Pi
Top Books 2007


I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May you be surrounded by those you love.


jessi said...

Well, that's disappointing. Life of Pi is on my TBR list (I was actually hoping to get to it relatively soon). I hope I enjoy it more than you did, but now I know to go into with no expectations. :)

Em said...

My other reader friends (including my sister) also did not like this book. I decided to take it off my "to read" list. Too many good books to read!