Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blew my mind

I just finished an excellent book. It took me a while, but I finished it. If you haven't read it, I would highly recommend reading "Life of Pi."

It blew my mind.

Once I finished, I went back and read the first half of the book over again. It is necessary if you want to fully understand the book. This book really makes you think - I love that. It is a "mark worthy" book. I'm very much a book-marker. If I like a line or a word, I will highlight or underline it. My copy of this book is covered in markings.

I think my favorite chapter from the book is this:

"I can well imagine an atheist's last words: 'White, white! L-L-Love! My God!" -- and the deathbed leap of faith. Whereas the agnostic, if he stays true to his reasonable self, if he stays beholden to dry, yeastless factuality, might try to explain the warm light bathing him by saying, "Possibly, a f-f-failing oxygenation of the b-b-brain,' and, to the very end, lack imagination and miss the better story."

This chapter won't really mean anything to you unless you read the book.

Read it. "It will make you believe in God," said Pi Patel.


  1. Great book, glad to hear you enjoyed it. I need to go back and read it again, it's been awhile. When did you get the new header image? I love it!

  2. LOVE THIS BOOK!! I'm glad to hear you've finished it, now I want to talk with you about it!! I wonder if we should try Anna Karenina again this summer?


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