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A book that binds readers of great literature, The English Patient garnered the Booker Prize for author Ondaatje. The poet and novelist has also written In the Skin of a Lion, Coming Through Slaughter and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; two collections of poems, The Cinnamon Peeler and There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do; and a memoir, Running in the Family. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The English Patient is a work of great prose by the brilliant Michael Ondaatje.
I know it's cliched to say "I felt like I was really there," but this is one of the few books I've read where I can honestly say that.
He makes each of his characters unique and credible, weaving threads of love stories throughout.
Language so sublime you will weep when you finish the book, in longing for more..more..more. I had seen the movie first and loved, and still love it. Read morePublished 15 days ago by L. Stewart
I mean this book was a tad boring:/. I really loved the parts set in tuscany but the whole desert chapters werent easy to bear.Published 1 month ago by Remi Zagari
A book unsurpassed in beauty: the fluid succinct and powerful writing style draws you and keeps you captive for the rest of your life as the lines between fiction and your very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anne Mercier
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is set at the end of World War II in a villa outside of Florence that had been converted into a hospital. Read morePublished 2 months ago by forkdora
Reading The English Patient is like looking at an well-known award-winning abstract which could be enjoyed only by people with 'special; eyes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Classics-Lover
I loved it. I have seen the movie several times so I really had beautiful visualizations in my mindPublished 3 months ago by paula mullin
The English Patient is a beautiful, lyrical novel, where the author’s engagement with the language is at times transcendent, creating a nearly a super-sensual world where all human... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eric Maroney