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1. Near the end of the book Pi offers an alternate story of his days as a castaway. Which story is more believable? Why? How does this twist make you feel about the rest of the book?

2. Early on in the book, the author says that this is a story that will make one believe in God. Discuss whether you agree or disagree.

3. Throughout his life and even in college, Pi studied the behavior of animals and religion. Discuss the similarities and differences of these two fields of study.

4. How does Pi's story compare to that of other stories of castaways with which you are familiar through books and movies?

5. In an interview, the author says that instead of a tiger accompanying Pi in the lifeboat he considered an elephant and a rhino. How would having another animal have changed the story? What was the significance of having...

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