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Thank you for a lovely commentary on Life of Pi. I, too, was impressed by how the book (and film) reject "middle class faith" for more meaningful, real spiritual experiences. For me, the lasting value of Pi is in showing us how to comfortably inhabit larger and larger habitats. The first third of the book explains the finer points of zookeeping, with particular attention to the art of zoo enclosures. Then Pi comfortably inhabits different religious enclosures. Finally, as the tale of survival grows taller and taller, climaxing at the floating island, we the reader are asked whether we can give up our enclosure of pure fact and be comfortable in the wider habitat of supernatural narrative fiction. I had the opportunity to research it for me blog,