Life of Pi is a very unique book, i've never read anything quite like it. it maps the life of a young Indian boy who discovers religion….three of them! its really bizarre how he worships in the context of all three religions, ignoring the divisions that separate them. Anyway, he eventually moves to Canada with his Dad's zoo, but the container ship sinks en route. escaping in a lifeboat with a zebra, lion, hyena and orangutang, his amazing escape from the clutches of nature takes place as he turns from a shy, vegetarian boy into a savage survivor, who must combat the elements and the animals….good read.