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English Patient, The - Michael Ondaatje Reviews

Waste of time

Oct 10, 2016 10:00 AM Read (via Mobile)

The English Patient is one of my minimum most loved books ever. Michael Ondaatje's writing is what might as well be called having a gossamer skein more than once tossed over your face and afterward dragged away; momentary and deficient, however sufficiently present to be truly irritating. Likewi...Read More

All wars are wars of identity

Jan 09, 2016 12:49 PM Read

There are books that are brilliant, that change the course of literature, that contain displays of literary genius in almost every page. You read these books, and you are amazed at the reach of human imagination. You wonder at the levels of human achievement. Then there are books that you read a...Read More

A Booker Prize winner !

Nov 30, 2015 08:34 PM Read

This book may have a theme based  on   second World war, but it belongs to all ages. Then, it is not merely about war but romance, passion and sacrifice. It has a great story of love and betrayal. A  badly burnt spy takes shelter in a safe haven. He is tended by a caring nurse. Well, th...Read More

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Awesome book

Oct 10, 2015 10:15 PM Read

It is an illuminating novel written by Michael ondaatje. In this the story of four damaged lives tangled together at d end of the world war ll. The story involves characters like the melancholy, child like nurse hana, the emotionally and physically maimed thief, Caravaggio. The pensive and wa...Read More

Do not miss this love story

Sep 05, 2015 12:24 PM Read

A love story like no other between a Hungarian map maker(Almasy) and a nurse(Hana) that starts to take care of him after he suffers from a plane crash. The story revolves around the mistreatment with Almasy, who experiences love but also betrayal and politics, the end result of which is the i...Read More

 
Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries. There is atleast one book written on every single topic under the sun. Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul.There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books.
A lyrical saga of love and betrayal in wartime

Jul 22, 2009 07:58 PM Read

A few days back while traveling, a certain passage from the book ‘The English patient’ came into my mind and would just not leave me. It almost spoiled my vacation – I could not wait to get home and read this passage from the book. “We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we...Read More

Too lyrical, too sophisticated, too well written

Nov 25, 2006 01:58 PM Read

The setting of the book is a house on top of a hill in a villa in Florence, during the end of the world war II. In this setting, four people a nurse (Hana), a former thief (Caravaggio), a demolition expert (Kirpal Singh a.k.a. Kip, a Sikh from India) and a burnt man lying on a bed (The English P...Read More

Marvellous stuff !!

Jan 04, 2005 09:32 AM Read

The cover copy of my version of ''The English Patient'' indicates that the book within is ''A rare and spellbinding web of dreams.'' Even though I'm not sure what that means, strangely, I agree. Ondaatje's language is lyrical enough to transport one to his dream world, a world of half-glimpsed c...Read More

A Patient Read

Oct 09, 2004 12:15 AM Read

The English Patient ranks as one of my favourite books and one that ought not to have reached a larger audience in its celluloid avatar. It is a book that needs to be read slowly, enjoyed for its rich imagery and lyrical prose. I have read it numerous times, returning to it, as though to an o...Read More

The Lure of the Desert

Mar 07, 2002 01:27 AM Read

This novel is very much like the desert itself-slightly obscure with a plot that twists and turns in time and distant moody characters. But beneath its stark quality there is a quietly simmering passion between Hana and Kip, Almasy and Katharine. It’s a love story- but with a mystical,...Read More

Is This Man English.

Aug 05, 2001 02:42 AM Read

'She turns into the room which is another garden - this one made up of trees and bowers painted over its walls and ceiling. The man lies on the bed, his body exposed to the breeze, and he turns his head slowly towards her as she enters. Michael Ondattje starts this novel with a description of...Read More

Love in the Desert

Feb 19, 2001 09:22 PM Read

This multiple-Oscar-winning film has taken its time opening here,too long,in fact.But now that the screen adaptation of authour Micheal Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning THE ENGLISH PATIENT is here,make sure you dont miss it. Told in flashbacks,the film is really a astory of love and passion,wa...Read More

NICE LOVELY STORY

Oct 04, 2016 09:07 PM Read

This book is a slow moving dream like a great, surrounding poem. The language is unbelievably sensual and the story is like nothing you'll ever read. It is thick with emotion and description. Although somewhat laborious at parts, it's altogether disassembling. It takes you into the raw bleeding ...Read More

Stunning

Jun 15, 2016 02:15 PM Read

Absolutely stunning. The English Patient follows four characters and their brief but powerful months spent together in an abandoned Italian villa after World War II. The prose is lyrical. Ondaatje moves lithely through the inner voices of each character: Hana, the young Canadian nurse; Caravaggi...Read More

The michel ondaatje

Apr 22, 2016 12:44 PM Read

This book may have a theme based  on   second World war, but it belongs to all ages. Then, it is not merely about war but romance, passion and sacrifice. It has a great story of love and betrayal. A  badly burnt spy takes shelter in a safe haven. He is tended by a caring nurse. Well, th...Read More


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