I’ve never been trapped on a lifeboat for months on end with my only companion being an adult Bengal tiger. Consequently, it’s funny that “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel spoke so loudly to me. This book had an ickyness factor of probably pg-13. I don’t usually like books with ickyness because they are just icky. Add to this the fact that lots of people on Amazon didn’t like it. People on Amazon love everything. It takes a strong story that can have all this against it & still change my life. I don’t usually like metaphors. I like people who say what they mean. This story was captivating enough to make me draw metaphors from my own life, & they were good metaphors too, if I do say so myself. This has become one of my top favorite 3 books of all time. If nothing else, at least read the dust jacket about the author & then flip to the front about the story. I won’t ruin it for you. If anyone else has read “Life of Pi” I would love to hear your thoughts. Bottom line, the man can write, he really can.