9 Dec

There are so many ‘religions’ that claim to be the ‘right’ one so convincingly, that if a person is not sure-footed, it becomes second nature to doubt. To me, the ‘right’ religions are the ones that fill my heart with love, tolerance and understanding. To this end, if you are one who simply wants to “love God”, but don’t quite know what path to take, I suggest you either read this book or see the film. (If you choose the film, please do not watch with children under the age of 16 as there are some rather disturbing and gory scenes).

An Indian zoo-keeper’s son finds himself adrift at sea for more than 200 days after the ship he is on with his family and zoo animals capsizes. This book is a top notch five star read, even if you don‘t believe in God. An extraordinary and remarkable journey into faith. The writing is mesmerizing. Yann Martel is a master storyteller.


Harcourt Books
Originally published in Canada by Random House
First U.S. Edition 2001
319 pages – Fantasy fiction – or is it?


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