'Life of Pi' made the World Book Night list for 2011 and rightly so. Martel has created a modern masterpiece, which is beautifully written. The storyline is unusual and all the more absorbing for it. The ending too is intriguing and though the movie interpretation is good, it can't do full justice to a wonderful book.
Notwithstanding the general assumption of the superiority of the human race, the author holds up an interesting mirror for the reader, which reflects man's inherent, but potentially ugly, animalistic desire for survival.