• Title: The Life of π
  • Author: Jason Shaverin Archimedes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Life of The number pi symbol is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle s circumference to its diameter It has been represented by the Greek letter since the early s Its decimal representati
    The number pi symbol is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle s circumference to its diameter It has been represented by the Greek letter since the early 1700s Its decimal representation never settles into a permanent repeating pattern and never ends The ubiquitous nature of makes it one of the most widely known mathematical constants, both inThe number pi symbol is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle s circumference to its diameter It has been represented by the Greek letter since the early 1700s Its decimal representation never settles into a permanent repeating pattern and never ends The ubiquitous nature of makes it one of the most widely known mathematical constants, both inside and outside the scientific community This book denotes to 100,000 decimals.

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    1. The Life of Pi is truly a remarkable book, encompassing aspects of magic, politics, religion and a coming of age survival story that effectively makes you not put the book down. Told mostly in first person narrative of past occurrences, the book seems a bit impossible at times, challenging the reader to push through the skepticism. The events that occur in the story aren't meant to be realistic, but are intended to be real enough to keep the reader engaged enough throughout the story and develop [...]

    2. I decided to read the book because i saw the movie and wanted to read the entire versionmy favorite character was the Pi because he never gave up and even when there was no hope he kept going, he was also smart and he survives because of his friend the tiger and hope. i like him also because he was strong and never gave up favorite quote was, “I've never forgotten him. Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with [...]

    3. Life of Pi is an engaging novel that has many layers. It can be read as an adventure tale or as a spiritual allegory. When You Piscine Patel, or Pi, boards a merchant Japanese ship with his family and some animals from their zoo in India. Many things happen both tragic and amazing. Once you pick up this book you won't want to put it down. At the end you will wonder which story is true? I highly recommend this award winning book that has been made into a motion picture. It gets two thumbs up!

    4. Cool book, you can really set your imagination free,how exhausted being in the ocean with so little resources to live. good moral story too.If I am Pi i think i will jump into water and die. He have so many courage and spirit to live than other people. When he told the stories, it feels so alive and so intriguing. I feel the pressure being Pi. Good Book!

    5. What an interesting read. A fable told like it was real (and convincingly so if the other reviews are to be believed). A wonderful tale of overcoming ordeal and adversity - I don't think I could last over 200 at sea in a life boat - with it without a Bengal Tiger. It could be a hard or difficult read the first person style seems to jump from author to Pi and back without any indication of who is talking however after a while you begin to understand and can easily slip from one to the other. I do [...]

    6. A most unusual read. It departs from the conventional shape of most modern fiction because it is not sci-fi yet it demands the reader park her sensibilities throughout. Clever readers know how to relax and enjoy a good yarn, right? They don't insist that the author support every twist and turn. If you are going to enjoy this book, don't ask why or how too often.I think the author had a great time writing this tale and that he called upon his "wounded inner 11 year old storyteller" often.It was f [...]

    7. I have just treated myself to another reading of this book which is definitely on my list of favourites. Even though I knew, this time, what was coming and had been sidetracked by memories of the film, I found it as captivating as ever. When a book affects me deeply, I tend to stand up and pace the room. That happened over the "twist" in this cleverly-executed novel more than once. It is a story which stays with you - forcing reflection on what it truly means to be human. To be afraid. To wonder [...]

    8. It was a good read. I thought he got off to a great beginning, and the story was phenomenal. It could be about a lot of things. It's more like a work of art than a book. Could it be about mankind's survival throughout history and the "stories" that make up religion? Or is it much simpler in that Pi really had his adventure as he saw it Really makes you think about a lot of interesting lofty conceptsThe reason I give it a four is I really wish he would've expounded on some of the heavier connotat [...]

    9. A great quote about fear on pg 161 (paperback)I must say a word about fear it is life's only true opponent. (sic) It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unerring ease. It begins in your mind, always. One moment you are feeling calm, self-possessed, happy. Then fear, disguised in the garb of mild-mannered doubt, slips into your mind like a spy. (And, cacophony did not appear once!)

    10. The Life of Pi was not a book I would've chosen but I'm glad I read it with the book club. The book told the journey of Pi after he was shipwrecked. The imagery in the book is amazing. I was never sure if the story was real or imagined. Many things including God are questioned. The ending leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions.

    11. This book was so long and drawn out for me, i got really bored of it. I read this book when my teacher assigned it to me in the 10th grade, personally i believed he only assigned it so we could watch the movie, which was horrible, but graphics were good. Anyway it was so long and drawn out i got really bored the plot was slow. I couldn't be more grateful to finish the book.

    12. A book about a boy called Piscine Patel who is stuck on a boat with a Bengal tiger and he has to survive. The film was being promoted at the time so I had high expectations but it didn't reach my expectations. Bit tedious at some points.

    13. This is a fantastic book. The story is adventurous and has zoology, religion, and shipwreck. The ending is clever. There are many gory scenes involving both people and animals, but those scenes are there for a purpose. This is a must read.

    14. Adolescent POV, allegory, adventure, philosophy/ theology, animal behaviors, reasoning, etc. What more could I ask of a book. I loved the story of the floating island! However, I still don't know what I believe happened. Really!

    15. One of the best books I read in 2013. I loved the comparison of different religions as seen through the innocent eyes of a child.

    16. A dazzling and enthral lying exploration of the human mind! A mystery, a philosophy, a brilliant achievement!

    17. It's not the novel. It's just a book of a bunch of numbers. But Pi's mystery remains unparalleled.

    18. I am kind of a math geek, and I love Pi so I read the book this is a lot of interesting facts in this book.

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