Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Random Ramblings & Questions

I’m currently reading the Life of Pi about a shipwrecked teenager who gets stuck alone on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific with a tiger, wounded zebra, orangutan and hyena. It’s a fascinating story that I will likely finish later today. Has anyone else read it? If so, is there any chance this is a true story? I don’t want to search online for an answer in case I read how the book ends somewhere.

The NBA locked out its players. Meanwhile, the WNBA, owned and operated by the NBA, is still active. Why hasn’t the NBA locked out the female players? Shouldn’t the WNBA players strike to support their male counterparts against the same owners?

When will there be a new Harry and the Hendersons film?

I’m not ready to think about fantasy football yet, but most of my leagues have started setting draft dates. Is Adrian Peterson still good and a likely top three draft pick?


Gilahi said...

I found The Life of Pi to be pretty fascinating. I've never heard any claim that it was in any way based on a true story.

The real discussion about the book, IMO, can only come after you've finished it. I can't even ask the question without spoiling the end for you, so I won't do that.

It's been a while since I've read it, but I'd be interested in hearing (reading?) your answer to a question when you're done with it.

Sean said...

Gilahi - I finished reading the book today, and overall, I really enjoyed it. I definitely did not expect the story to end the way it did. I actually re-read several portions of the book to see if I missed something earlier.

Oh, the book definitely does not appear to be based on a true story.

Unknown said...

Hey. I really enjoyed The Life of Pi and am glad to see that you read it. Did you know that for a while, it was slated to be made into a movie by M. Night Shamalyan? I am happy to say that that little endeavor fell through, and as far as I can see, there are no new plans to bring it near a cineplex near you.

Sean said...

Mr Brame - I really enjoyed the book, though I'm not sure how well it would translate to the big screen. Besdies, what actor would want to spend significant time filming with a tiger? Tom Hanks in Castaway with a volleyball was fine, but could you imagine Hanks with only a tiger on screen for 45 minutes of a film?