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Troubling Books

About five years ago, at the beginning of my annual (or sometimes semiannual) October vacation to New Orleans, I kicked it off as I usually do with a trip to K-Paul’s Restaurant on Chartres St. 910 more words

Yann Martel Said It

“It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names. “



“Nature can put on a thrilling show.The stage is vast,the lighting dramatic,the extras are innumerable,and the budget for special effects is absolutely unlimited.”-Yann Martel,Life of Pi.

Good Friday Reflection: What Kind of God?

When my wife and I were still dating, I was visiting her parents for Thanksgiving.  There I found a book called “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel.   646 more words


Book Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

This novel is a long and complex allegory with loads of embedded symbolism. It is told through a story that Pi Patel tells an author of his experience of being stranded following a ship that sank while he, his family and some zoo animals were travelling from India to Canada. 415 more words


gentle and powerful

I cannot think of a better way to spread the faith. No thundering from a pulpit, no condemnation from bad churches, no peer pressure, just a book of scripture quietly waiting to say hello, as gentle and powerful as a little girl’s kiss on your cheek.

Yann Martel, Life of Pi