Re: The Upcoming Films Thread
the novel is worth checking out thorpe. in the right hands it's also ripe for adaptation though, and with lee and the guy who wrote finding neverland, it's a safe bet that the film won't let down so you could also just wait for that.
the alchemist is a good comparison, i reckon if you like one you'll probably like the other. i liked em both anyway. life of pi isn't anywhere near as abstract as alchemist, the personal journey of the main character mostly about exploring christianity, judaism, and islam... the first half anyway. then it kind of spirals into an adventure fantasy story at which point the plot really takes off. lots of great material re truth v perspective, and martel does a terrific job keeping the reader guessing.