Archive for June 15th, 2012


It’s Legit, They’re turning Life Of Pi Into A Movie

life_of_pi_by_glueciferI really, really, really, really, really, really, hope whoever is writing, directing and producing the film adaptation of Life Of Pi does not fuck it up.

I only read Life Of Pi recently (I finished it about a week into January) and it had such a profound effect on me that I’ve had two dreams about that book since reading it.

Whenever I’m thirsty I think about that book. Whenever I’m looking at the sea I think about that book. Whenever I think about zoos or religion or tigers or God I think about that book. Dramatic as it sounds, that book changed my life.

I resisted reading it for years because generally when people go as batshit about a book as they did, and still do, for Life Of Pi it turns out to be formulaic garbage. Then again, if I had read it when it came out, I’m not sure I would have processed it in the same way I did reading it in my late 20s.

It cut me right down to my core. Reading the last 10 pages was one of the most emotionally gruelling literary experiences I’ve ever experienced. If you haven’t read it, do it before the movie comes out because there is no conceivable way the movie will be able to do this book any justice.

Here’s all that’s been released so far from the film:



Not really much to go on, I’ll post more if I find it.

In the meantime though, here’s one of my favourite things I ever found on the interwebs and no, it’s not some obscure band or random fail video, it’s a simple thank you letter:



It’s signed “Barack Obama” and I agree wholeheartedly with what he says.

I preferred the story with animals too.