The English Patient kindle ☆ 320 pages Download ´ Michael Ondaatje

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The English Patient kindle ☆ 320 pages Download ´ Michael Ondaatje Ú 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 thiefNt 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 º The English Patient ePub

With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian v The English Patient is one of my least favorite novels of all time Michael Ondaatje's prose is the literary euivalent of having a gossamer skein repeatedly thrown over your face and then dragged away; fleeting and insubstantial but just present enough to be really fucking annoying Also his dialogue sucks People in the 1940s absolutely did not speak the way Ondaatje has them speaking This novel won the Booker Prize in 1992 an award which was for some God unknown reason split with Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger I haven't read Sacred Hunger but the one novel by Unsworth I have read Morality Play was crisply written well thought out and compelling so I'm going to go ahead and say that without ever having read it there's no way Sacred Hunger could possibly occupy the same literary sewer that The English Patient does

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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 Who really is the English Patient? Brought to a mountain villa outside of Florence Italy after being rescued in the harsh deserts of Libya by Bedouins no dog in this fight Nevertheless burnt badly in a plane crash a fiery inferno and a miracle the pilot still has a heartbeat but for how long ? Hana a young attractive Canadian nurse takes care of the Englishman she falls in love with this sad enigma like many angels of mercy in the past and the future they succumb to the helpless Set in the closing of the Second World War the loyal nurse maybe strangely too much so refuses to leave with the other doctors and nurses when the conflict heads north Reason is set aside and a strong belief the needy patient will not survive the great ordeal indeed for a sick man a very lets be uite honest about this a uite arduous move Enter David Caravaggio an old friend of her father's back in Toronto Canada Caravaggio a petty thief is like an uncle to Hana David a former spy for the allies reveals that the English Patient is Count Ladislaus de Almasy an Hungarian working for the Germans yet does it matter any? The fighting in its last days and the poor patient is dying Another man comes to the villa Kirpal Singh an Indian sapper bomb disposal expert not a job soldiers have for long Hana is attracted to Kip and he to her unusual for the time Kip was trained in London and followed the war to Italy Though the man has second thoughts about what he's doing here many miles away from colonial ruled India his home Is duty to the British or his family and an independent Indian nation they all the inhabitants want struggle for even die for while an older brother is in jail for opposing the British there and Kip feeling like a traitor to the people The unknown Count was an explorer and cartographer in the vast Sahara Desert with a few others in 1930's He tells the story of his affair with Katharine a woman married to his good friend Geoffrey Clifton tragic events happen as a conseuence of this uncomfortable episode The noteworthy book keeps a reader interested to the conclusion with two intense love affairs set in different locations in uite uniue circumstances For anyone that likes a great story unfolding slowly a splendid narrative too best for those readers of the less traveled roads in no hurry to reach the end and just enjoy the view