Just finished this book and I have to say I really enjoyed it.
I realise the story with the animals wasn’t literally true but the only thing I could think of when he was on the carnivourus island was…would it be possible to have an object that size floating around undiscovered in the 1970’s? He states its 9 miles in circumference, surely it would show up on satellite?
Also (me and my literal mind again, I know the author intended for it to be at least plausible) I believe I have proof the story with the animals wasn’t true.
When Pi reaches the island he moors his lifeboat to the shore by driving an oar in through the algae/vegetation and tying a rope to it. However the very first night when the island turned acidic it would have burned through the oar and rope and the boat would have drifted free…no?
Good, and thought-provoking, book though!