I just read The Life of Pi. I read it basically in one go, it was such a page-turner. It was a good book. If you have any interest in reading it, do not try to find out anything at all about it in advance. This is always my advice for consuming media, but Life of Pi is particularly spoiler-able. Don't look at the cover, don't read the inside cover. Just read the book straight through.
PS. Apparently, this is the first post I've made about a book. That's a little disappointing.