Can you identify any links between Sebastian Junger's "The Perfect Storm" and Yan Martel's "Life of Pi"?

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The most obvious parallel is that both stories deal with a shipwreck, but I imagine you are looking for something a bit deeper than that.

Junger tells a story of what happened to the ship the Andrea Gale. He is working off of pieces of information only, and thus speculates in order to fill in the gaps. He imagines what would have happened to the boat, how it could have been sunk, what the men would have been doing (based on their personality, which he develops well through conversations with loved ones), and how the men would have died. It is a convincing...

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