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Life of Pi

When Canadian Yann Martel won the Booker Prize in 2002 I remember vividly his jubilant leap from his seat to claim the unexpected victory. Such scenes were unusual at the regal event, noted for its decorum and propriety amid the fervid and gossipy literary media and jittery author hearts that beat steadily in that tension-filled room. 278 more words

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Leading writers respond to Nick Cave

Israel’s officials wasted no time in reciprocating Nick Cave’s declaration of love for Israel, made at his recent press conference there. Today, leading writers have responded to the musician and author’s  645 more words

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FATAL ATTRACTION

A swanky upmarket mall recently opened about 3 kms from my house.
I went for a look-see 2 weeks ago, marveled at the shiny newness, and wished for a skateboard to get around the vast complex. 290 more words

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Life of Pi: Book Review

Hello everyone, today I wish to mix things up. Recently, I finished a brilliantly written book, Life of Pi, by Yann Martel. Winner of the Man Booker Prize, over 10 million copies sold, and translated into 30 languages, it has definitely made itself known. 418 more words

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Animal Graces 6 : Face It, Tiger, You Hit the Jackpot

 Cousin Franz: There shouldn’t be a lot connecting Yann Martel’s “Life of Pi” and Aravind Adiga’s acclaimed “The White Tiger,” a Man Booker Prize Winner from a few years back. 600 more words

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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

I added Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal to my list after reading Fiction Fan’s glowing review of this book last year, but started my own reading of this author with… 471 more words

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Beauty of Moon

“The moon was a sharply defined crescent and the sky was perfectly clear.The stars shone with such fierce,contained brilliance that it seemed absurd to call the night dark.”-Yann Martel