It took me a while to get into this book. Even at the 50% mark, it still bored me a little. It starts off with a religious introduction but then later develops into an action filled story. It reminded me of Les Miserables, starting with religion before getting into the actual story. Pi Patel is definitely an intelligent character and one that's memorable. He phrases things in funny (as in haha-funny) ways and occasionally mentions a universal truth for life. I liked Pi and this book was well written. It's just that there wasn't much action until the later half of the book. The plot moves very slowly.