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Nov 02, Will Byrnes rated it really liked it Michael Ondaatje in - image from NY Times This may be one of those rare instances in which the film exceeds the book.
It is a wonderful book, but is not without its flaws. Kip, for example is clearly a very positive character, yet we I do not feel the affection for him that one might expect. Caravaggio is a thief and remains a thief, so there is little love there to Michael Ondaatje in - image from NY Times This may be one of those rare instances in which the film exceeds the book.
Caravaggio is a thief and remains a thief, so there is little love there to hang onto. The women are also beyond our urge to feel, Katherine because of her willfulness and Hana for her obsession.
He is a poet, it seems, in the guise of a novelist. He reminds me of Thomas Hardy in that. The book also has more background than the film can include and that is a welcome thing.
Highly recommended, but while you should be prepared to love the poetry of the writing, be prepared also to maintain a distance from the characters. He is creating the literary equivalent of a Cornell box or a rock garden or a floral arrangement.I found The English Patient to be a fantastic book, but one which is a bit emotionally taxing, particularly the utterly heart-rending ending, which I won't give away, but which tears the community of World War II .
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Reaction Paper. Uploaded by. Charmaine Kelly Orcullo Posadas. Compartment. Jun 08, · In , Judith Grossman reviewed Ondaatje’s most celebrated book, “The English Patient,” noting the Canadian writer’s “distinctive, eloquent voice.” Below is an excerpt. Sep 24, · And though romance novels thrive on an element of fantasy, The Choice pushes the limits of believability too far at times, especially at the end.
About two-thirds of the book is dedicated to Gabby and Travis' burgeoning romance, with lots of dialogue. THE ENGLISH PATIENT Book Review The English Patient is a novel by Michael Ondaatje.
Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka in , moved to England in , and settled in Canada in The Los Angeles Review of Books is a nonprofit, multimedia literary and cultural arts magazine that combines the great American tradition of the serious book review with the evolving technologies.