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Anil's Ghost
Anil's Ghost
Author: Michael Ondaatje
With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of his writing. — Anil's Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375724374
ISBN-10: 0375724370
Publication Date: 4/24/2001
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 98 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
What a good read ... Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, writes this about his homeland - Sri Lanka. Very moving.
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Although dark, difficult subject, an engrossing read. Excellent characterizations. Enlightening and heartbreaking at same time.
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Takes place in Sri Lanka during modern times. A native woman returns after education in England and US. She is a forensic anthropologist with a quest to unlock the hidden past.
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Like The English Patient, by the same author, this novel is a very intense story of a young woman caught up in the middle of a war--this one in Sri Lanka in the 1980s and 90s. I found it very moving, but there are some intense descriptions of atrocities.
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Ondaatje writes of the unimagineable without preaching and with enough restraint to permit his reader to imagine what it would be like to live through such times. Wonderful.
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This fictional mystery brought out the modern day brutality and savagery of the Civil War/insurgencies in Sri Lanka. The overall plot tracing the work of a forensic anthropologist held my attention until the end, although the end was a little murky. I chose this book because I really enjoyed two other of the Ondaatje's works.