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The English Patient
The English Patient
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje’s stunning novel takes place during the final moments of the Second World War. It explores the lives of four people who come together in a damaged villa in Tuscany as the war retreats around a young Canadian nurse; an enigmatic thief whose skills have made him one of the war’s heroes as well as one of its casualties;...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780771068867
ISBN-10: 0771068867
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 307
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5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 5
One of the better books I've ever read, I read it in one afternoon-night. I saw the movie years ago and enjoyed it and think the book is spectacular. It's a story about relationships, regrets, tragedies in tormented times. Through each other, all the characters learn more about themselves. I'll be looking for other works of this author to read in the future.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book is simply a beautiful story--the language used is outstanding.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was the book that made me decide that I'd never finish a book again that I didn't like. I read every word of this book and suffered through the whole thing. Too many good books out there to read this.
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Helpful Score: 3
A unique book about love and individual frailties. Ondaatje is a master writer that takes you on a beautiful journey.
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Helpful Score: 3
I read this book too many years ago to review it in depth. Found this perfect-condition copy at a thrift shop and just had to buy it to share. I love this novel. The film version does not touch the depth of the writing. The characters are rich, the situation they find themselves in unique, the storyline absorbing. If you enjoyed the film but have never read the book, don't pass this one up.
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