Yann Martel Interview

Where he undoes Flannery OConnor’s statement about “if I could tell you what the stories meant I wouldn’t need to write the story” concerning his book “The Life of Pi”. Link

Flannery would have shaken her head when he summarized his book in three little lines:

Would you say that religion and fiction work in the same way?

martely01pic2.jpgTo the extent that for either to work you have to suspend your disbelief. The subtext of Life of Pi can be summarised in three lines:

1) Life is a story.

2) You can choose your story.

3) A story with God is the better story.

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