The English Patient
by Michael Ondaatje
Paperback- $13.55

With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Golden Man Booker Prize–winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an ...

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  "The English Patient" by rosskpr (see profile) 08/11/15

I found this book to be a challenging read. It takes place at the end of World War II as the characters are trying to redefine their places in the world. All the characters are traumatized by war, and all are somewhat unreliable narrators. The timeline can be difficult to follow, but I found the writing to be poetic and evocative of the time. Worth your time to read carefully. Not a casual read.

 
  "The Indian Sapper" by [email protected] (see profile) 09/11/19

This could well have been the title of this lyrical novel. To me, Kip is the most compelling character in the book. His realization of the unbridgeable gulf that exists between colonialists and their subjects; whites and people of color; East and West; etc. is disheartening and unfortunately more than likely accurate.

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