The Life of Pi, Yann Martel
- This thing deserves that prize that it got. From the reaction I had upon finishing it, I thought it would stalk me much longer than it has. Yes, I probably reacted more violently to this than most other things I've read. I was depressed, even indignant.
That's one thing.
The second thing is that it's another one of those impossible-to-put-downers.
Those two facts combined make it worth classic status in my book. It manages to do something I've never seen another text do.