This book is one of the most thought-provoking books that I have ever read! I believe that some of it may have actually come from reading the author's note. I don't have the book in front of me (I've finally ordered my own personal copy!), so bear with me. In the author's note, there is a comment along the lines of . . . "If you do not believe in God before you read this book, you will after." With my current beliefs set aside, I am not sure if I can see how this relates. Plus, the first portion of the book discusses zoos and the benefits associated with them. I was so completely confused by the time that Pi was stranded on the boat, then the end completely threw me for a loop, but I continued with it. In fact, by the time that I finished it, I was so bewildered that I could not decide if I actually liked the book! After much thought, I have decided that I really like the book, but I just need to talk about it more with LOTS of people. So, if anyone has some insight into this one, please share!