The English Patient
With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.
From the Hardcover edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
My book club chose this book at the time the movie was coming out and there was a lot of hype about the film. We were very disappointed. It was a drudge to get through, and if it hadn't been a book ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing
Beautiful, exceptionally so in places, interesting in places (boring and predictable toward the end with Kip), but also curiously empty, like lifting the lid of a good-smelling cake pan and finding just a glob of partially dried icing inside. 2.75 stars. Read full review
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