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BOOK æ The English Patient Ç Michael Ondaatje

BOOK æ The English Patient Ç Michael Ondaatje With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian v I marvel that this was ever read by than a thousand people It is too poetic for the mainstream too fragmented for easy consumption and too sensual for those who consider plot the most important part of a novel This remains one of my three favourite novels because of its poeticism fragmentation and sensualityThis time through I decided to read it out loud and a whole new sensuality exploded into the experience for me Actually rolling those words and worlds around on my tongue wheezing my way through the English Patient's tale letting Kip's Lahore English spill over my teeth adopting Carravagio's voice as my own and trying my best to capture Hana for myself I have the benefit of being mostly Canadian and not having to adjust my accent for the latter two broadened the sensuality of the book and not just because the sounds were resounding in my head I could feel the words filling my lungs or burning my throat or passing through my airways in different manners so that saying the words on the page those already sensual words made the sensuality tangible for me To feel a book in other ways as I read it and hear it is as near as I come to a holy experience Words are my church Michael Ondaatje is my priest The English Patient is one of my scriptures Don't even talk to me about the travesty that is the film

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FREE EBOOK ↠ EPUB The English Patient ä 9780771068713 ☆ 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 sappe Nt the nameless burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion betrayal and rescue illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning I'll be looking at the moon but I'll be seeing you I thought this book was ok I would say that I enjoyed it but I can't say that it is one that will stay with me nor one I will keep and choose to rereadThere is a lot of flicking between past and present and between different characters with no way of defining when this happens This meant I found the narrative rather disjointed and at times confusing Hanna is a nurse chosen to stay behind at the hospital where she worked once WW2 is over and everyone else has moved on With her is the English Patient a man with severe burns to his entire body We also meet 2 others who come to stay with them in their makeshift houseI enjoyed the characters and their complex personalities We get to learn background on each of them what they went through during the war and how they are dealing with the aftermath Those who weep lose energy than they lose during any other act Overall I can see how it could be a deeply affecting read But the constant jumping between the narrative meant I couldn't get fully invested in the story 3 stars People think a bomb is a mechanical object a mechanical enemy But you have to consider that somebody made it

Michael Ondaatje Ç The English Patient BOOK

The English PatientIlla 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 patie Few books are felt as much as read but The English Patient falls into this category Like the film it is hauntingly beautiful but for slightly different reasons The story of people haunted by love and war their damaged souls converging at a villa in Italy remains but the focus and method in which the story is told on paper is filled with poetic passages and stunning beautyThe passages are like water moving to and fro over rocks shifting back and forth in time so that the beauty beneath can still be seen but as a shimmering mirage in the desert It is a strange instance where it is almost recommended that you see the film first in order to appreciate clearly in your mind the characters as their stories unfoldWhereas the film focused on the burned Almasy and his memories of the unending African desert where he would meet the enigmatic and beautiful Katherine Clifton sealing the fate which would leave him a charred and hollow shell of his former self Hanah is the focal point of Ondaatje's lovely poetic prose in the novel You can almost feel the ghosts hovering over each character as Ondaatje paints a masterpiece with words rather than a brushDeeply romantic and lyrical it is the same story as told in the film but a impressionistic and less linear portrait of love and loss The book is like a delicate flower just beneath the water's surface its beauty evident but achingly kept just out of reach The film brought the flower into the sun so we could enjoy its texture and fragrance in visceral fashion Both are magnificent just a different picture of the same flowerIf you loved the film you must read the book It is a hauntingly beautiful novel different from anything else you'll ever read Literary fiction can often be dry and unrewarding a lot of beautiful words and lovely phrases meant to impress us but all too often leaving us cold and disinterested Such is not the case here This is a perfect storm of prose and story achieved only once by Ondaatje A masterwork of rich and evocative prose that will surely touch the heart an organ of fire