The English Patient PDF ☆ The English eBook ò

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 sapper Kip each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient the nameless burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion betrayaland rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening


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    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