Life of Pi | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Elizabeth Palmberg

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Life of Pi.
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Critical Review by Elizabeth Palmberg

SOURCE: Palmberg, Elizabeth. “Man Overboard.” Sojourners 32, no. 2 (March-April 2003): 55-6.

In the following review, Palmberg describes The Life of Pi as “a beautifully crafted novel” about the quest for religious faith.

One of the many and fruitful exaggerations in Yann Martel's Life of Pi is the assertion, made by a minor character, that Pi's story will “make you believe in God.” With humor, incisiveness, excellent writing, and an uncompromising fidelity to the messy compulsions of the human heart, what the novel really compels is not belief in God but sympathy for those who seek God. For readers invested in the sacred, it is a well-finished novel about unfinished business.

Young Pi Patel, a zookeeper's son growing up in India in the '60s and '70s...

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