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Book discussion: Yann Martel's "Life of Pi" -- Win an Ang Lee DVD!

  • Jan 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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In collaboration with our November 28th viewing of the newly released film adaptation of Life of Pi, we’ll read and discuss the Man Booker prize winning novel by Yann Martel.  Pi Patel, a sixteen year old boy who practices Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam, is told he must choose one religion and he cannot. As he and his family emigrate from India to North America, the ships sinks and Pi finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a few zoo animals—and a Bengal tiger. Over the course of the next 227 days, Pi’s fantastical journey with the sea, hunger, and survival defies the expectations of humankind and faith. 

Born in 1963, Yann Martel is a Canadian author who became an international bestselling novelist with Life of Pi. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, and Canada, and studied philosophy. His more recent works include We Ate the Children Last in 2004 and Beatrice and Virgil in 2010.

Preview Life of Pi.  Copyright 2001 by Yann Martel.  Harcourt, Inc. Paperback Edition, 319 pages.

To commemorate Ang Lee's screen adaptation of Martel's novel, we'll also be raffling off some of Ang Lee's films on DVD.  Every attendee is entered to win!

This event is co-hosted with Slice of Mooncake: SF Asian Literature Club.

Hope to see you for a great discussion!

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  • Sher

    Thank you for attending the "Life of Pi" discussion! I thought the conversation about the search for religious and spiritual faith, the human and animal bond, and faith verses science was very eye-opening and meaningful. I hope you were enlightened as well. Look forward to seeing you all again soon!

    January 31, 2013

  • Sher

    Looking forward to seeing you tonight for our discussion of "Life of Pi!" We'll meet at the cafe at 7:00 p.m. Look for Alby and me, a copy of Yann Martel's book, and a Meetup sign prominently displayed on the table. Please support our venue by purchasing a drink(s) and/or food. If you need to reach us, you can contact Alby at (917) 584-5971. See you soon!

    January 29, 2013

  • Alby

    UPDATE 12/13: To commemorate Ang Lee's screen adaptation of Martel's novel, we'll also be raffling off some of Ang Lee's films on DVD. Every attendee is entered to win!

    December 13, 2012

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    Organizer Emeritus
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  • Sher +4
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  • John
    Iron John (100 Meetups!)

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