Overall, I enjoyed Life of Pi, especially the psychological twist at the end. I have to admit though, the first part of the novel was often so tedious that I considered abandoning it. That, along with Mr. Martel's tendency towards endless listing of items pumped up the word count for skimming. Some actions and dialogue were inspired, some seemed over-the-top. Looking back now, my enjoyment outweighs my disgruntlement. The story is imaginative and well expressed. I love the ending, which cast new light on the journey and occupied my thoughts for hours after I read the final page.