Life of Pi - Yann Martel I'm very torn on how to rate this book. On one hand, the writing is amazingly beautiful, the story is well-told, it's funny, adventurous, & heartbreaking -- it's amazing. On the other hand, I felt like this book ripped my heart out & stomped on it, just crushed my very soul. I actually couldn't read anything for a couple of weeks after finishing this book because I felt so crushed by Life of Pi.