The Fancy Book Club selection for August 2006 is Life of Pi
by Yann Martel.
*Although the group had strong opinions as to which story was "true," we concluded that it doesn't matter which story is true because each conveys the same message.
*We discussed the possible symbolism of each animal representing each of Pi's three religions.
*We discussed the idea that Pi himself was both the tiger (a human's animal instinct) and himself (the religious, hopeful side), and that by making offerings of food to the tiger, Pi was honing his animal survival instinct.
*We all agreed that the movie adaptation of this can't possibly be as good as the book but that we'll all see it anyway, and that the margaritas at Guajillo are delicious even if the service sucks.