It sounds like a joke, right? But we’re serious – this month’s First Friday Film (tomorrow night, April 5, at 6PM) stars the film based on the book Life of Pi.
The film recently won four Academy Awards from eleven nominations, including Best Director. The book won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the 2003 Boeke Prize (a South African novel award), and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Best Adult Fiction for years 2001–2003. And did we mention that the book has sold over 10 million copies worldwide? Not bad for a book that got rejected by five publishing houses!
So what’s all the hubbub about? Here’s the gist:
“After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan—and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review called it “A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction.”
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