I read this back in about 2002 before my Goodreads.com days, thus no review. However, the following review showed up on my PageADay Book Lover's Calendar for April 24, 2013. I have met people who liked the book and some that didn't. Not many are neutral, except for me; thus the three stars.
The setup is utterly unbelievable and yet somehow it works: 16-year-old Pi is on his way from India to Canada with his zookeeper father and a small menagerie of animals. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself cast away in a small boat with a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. (Originally, there were also a hyena, an orangutan, and an injured zebra—but let’s just say they didn’t make it.) Deliriously imaginative. LIFE OF PI
, by Yann Martel (2001; Mariner, 2003)