Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

Water for Elephants

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Water for ElephantsWater for ElephantsWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen is unlike other novels I’ve read so far. I never thought of life in circus. Hence, it was mesmerizing and thought provoking. I’m tempted to read more about life in circus.

Sara Gruen has brought out various human and animal characteristics so beautifully. In India, Elephant is very precious especially because of Shri Ganesha. Hence, I felt so much admiration for Rosie. She reminded me of the Hindi movie, Haathi Mere Saathi. Overall, the story has depth and Jacob Jankowski inspired me to value old age.

Life of Pi

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Life of PiLife of Pi” by Yann Martel is an unforgettable story of survival. I was impressed by the faith Pi had in God. He never had a doubt which is just too difficult during his adventure in the Pacific Ocean. He is a seeker indeed.

My favorite incident in the novel is when the priest, pundit and mullah – all of them are mad at Pi because he follows Christianity, Hinduism and Islam devotedly. I laughed aloud when I read this anecdote. The only criticism I have is that there was too much details about animal behavior that I had to skip reading. Other than that, the story was gripping and thrilling. It is indeed a story that will make you believe in God as vouched in the novel.