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Life of Pi

Various people have recommended this book to me, including people who’ve commented here on the blog. Now I’ve read it.

I must admit I didn’t think much of it. I gave it two stars on goodreads. If it hadn’t been recommended to me by multiple people, I’m pretty sure I’d have thrown the book away around pages 50-60 at the latest.

To avoid spoilers I’ve written the rest of this post in rot-13 below the fold. You can decrypt the ciphertext here.

Zl gjb znva pbzcynvagf: n) V qba’g yvxr gur znva punenpgre. Sebz gur ortvaavat V unq n uneq gvzr svthevat bhg jul V fubhyq rira tvir n penc jung unccrarq gb uvz. Erznexf yvxr guvf: “V punyyratr nalbar gb haqrefgnaq Vfynz, vgf fcvevg, naq abg gb ybir vg. Vg vf n ornhgvshy eryvtvba bs oebgureubbq naq qribgvba.” (c.61) qvq abg uryc. Ng gung cbvag V jnf npghnyyl irel pybfr gb whfg fnlvat ‘fperj guvf’ naq fgbc ernqvat. Gurer’f n ybg bs gung xvaq bs eryvtvbhf penc va gur svefg puncgref bs gur obbx. Vg tbg orggre, ohg abg gung zhpu orggre. Gur bgure znva pbzcynvag: o) Gur fgbel vf jvyqyl vzcynhfvoyr. Vg’f na haeryvnoyr svefg-crefba aneengbe gryyvat hf nobhg uvf rkcrevraprf, fb gur qrsnhyg cbfvgvba fubhyq or gung ur’f ylvat nobhg jung unccrarq. Guvf vf abg fhecevfvat, vg’f gb or rkcrpgrq. Ohg hfhnyyl jura crbcyr hfr haeryvnoyr svefg-crefba aneengbef gurl ng yrnfg gel gb or n yvggyr yrff boivbhf nobhg vg. Pngpuvat funexf jvgu uvf oner unaqf? Pneavibebhf vfynaqf? Ntnva V jnf pybfr gb whfg tvivat gur erfg bs gur obbx n zvff. V svtherq gur nhgube pbhyqa’g cynhfvoyl pbzr hc jvgu n tbbq rkcynangvba gbjneqf gur raq gung jbhyq whfgvsl nyy gubfr yvrf. V fgvyy srry gung V jnf evtug nobhg gung. Gur ‘gehr fgbel’ qbrfa’g yrnq gb n erfbyhgvba nf gurer ner fgvyy n ybg bs ybbfr raqf (/harkcynvarq riragf va gur bevtvany aneengvir) naq nf V guvax gur zbqvsvrq (‘gehr’) irefvba vf fgvyy jvyqyl vzcynhfvoyr. Cbba Yvz ybfg 9 xt bire 133 qnlf. V’z fhccbfrq gb oryvrir gung n cerfhznoyl ernfbanoyl fxvaal Vaqvna xvq (nppbeqvat gb gur fgbel ur jnf n pbzcrgvgvir fjvzzre) fheivirq 227 qnlf? Abcr.

Znlor gur zhygvcyr erpbzzraqngvbaf unq znqr zr fgneg bhg gur obbx jvgu gbb uvtu rkcrpgngvbaf, gung’f pregnvayl n cbffvovyvgl. Ohg nf vg fgnaqf, V qba’g guvax V’yy ernq nabgure Znegry obbx nalgvzr fbba. V raqrq hc ng n ‘vg’f fbeg bs bxnl’-rinyhgvba, ohg V guvax V fubhyq znxr vg cresrpgyl pyrne gung haqre qvssrerag pvephzfgnaprf (v.r. va gur nofrafr bs zhygvcyr erpbzzraqngvbaf) V jbhyq arire unir svavfurq guvf obbx.

October 24, 2013 - Posted by | books

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