Life of Pi by Yann Martel is one of my favourite success stories.
Its manuscript was turned down by five UK publishers before being signed by a Canadian one. It has since featured on World Book Night 2011, won the prestigious Man Booker Prize award and been released as an illustrated novel, to name but a few of its achievements.
As if that wasn't enough, it's now set to become a blockbuster. Its film adaptation hits the big screen on December 21st, a fitting time for a book with a spiritual backbone. And if the movie is as amazing as the trailer looks, I can't wait to watch it.
I haven't read this book yet, but everyone tells me it's brilliant. What about you? Have you read Life of Pi? Did you enjoy it?
If like me you haven't, you can read the long, spoilers free description of it over at Goodreads by clicking here.