Life of Pi

by: Yann Martel

Author’s Note

1

That’s what fiction is about, isn’t it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out the essence?

2

He told me his story. All the while I took notes. Nearly a year later, after considerable difficulties, I received a tape and a report from the Japanese Ministry of Transport. It was as I listened to that tape that I agreed with Mr. Adirubasamy that this was, indeed, a story to make you believe in God.

3

If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.