Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Read this book: Life of Pi

I finally read Life of Pi by Yann Martel, thanks to SquishyBurrito's recommendation and kind book lending. It is excellent. If at first glance you don't think you would enjoy a book about a teenager and a tiger stuck in a lifeboat, think again. It works as an adventure story, but it's also a much more complex look at faith and humanity. It's the kind of book that makes you want to belong to a book club because there's so much in it to think about and talk about. Read it. Thanks, squishy!

Next up on my catch-up-with-reading-over-vacation-plan: Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides. Other recommendations are welcome.

6 comments:

Squishy Burrito said...

I can't wait to discuss it with you. I've been dying to get your opinion. I'm glad you liked it. Anybody else who wants to read is welcome.

warm fuzzy said...

Everyday this is the newest post on your blog, yet everyday I visit thinking there will be a new post. Will I ever learn?

I tell you what I'd like to learn about - crazy people and cat genetics.

Leo said...

You are failing to meet your obligation to entertain me.

Matt said...

I have a question. If I mated a cat with black paws/nose/ears/tail and paler body coat with a sousaphone, would a court in the band instrument's home state have jurisdiction over me in a civil suit? Assume for purposes of this question that the kitty is warm and purry.

Fishfrog said...

Did you solicit the sousaphone to participate in its home state? Did you publish any advertisements seeking instruments willing to mate with cats in the home state? Is there a long arm statute at play? We need more facts. Without more, I'd say it would have no jurisdiction.

Matt said...

The state court is asserting that it doesn't need long arm jurisdiction, as the sousaphone's short arm is the element in question. (ba-dum-dum)