Yann Martel, Life of Pi Review

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Yann Martel, Life of Pi

“The story is interesting and Maartel is a decent...”

Written on: 26/10/2008 by garbagehead (4 reviews written)

The story is interesting and Maartel is a decent writer. However, it's a rip off, which the author finally admitted after lots of pressure by the writing community, of Max and the Cats by Moacyr Scliar. Now reissues of the book acknowledge this other book. Average, sort of not great but not bad. The third part gets tedious.

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Unit's Response to garbagehead's Review

Written on: 30/05/2010

Yes, it is a good novel, even though it is a rip off of Moacyr Scliar's Max and the Cats. Interestingly, the ending is also a rip off of another of Scliar's books, The Centaur in the Garden. Not sure why no one seems to have picked up on this. And just today I was reading about Martel's newest novel, Beatrice and Virgil, only to see that this is also drawing elements blatantly ripped off from Max and the Cats again (the taxidermist, holocaust etc.) Amazing! Can't Martel write anything original that he hasn't ripped off Scliar first???

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