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The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
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Apr 18, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, adults, book-club
Read in March, 2012

This was one of those books that I liked more once we discussed it in book club. I liked it about the same as The English patient, but not as much as Anil's Ghost (a book I don't even really remember anything about except that I loved it). The minor characters were somehow at once archetypal and fully fleshed out (or made mysterious). I recognize that this doesn't really make sense, but you'll see what I mean when you read it. It had that sad nostalgic tone I enjoy. I felt the action in the third act of the book might have been unnecessary, but I did like the uncertainty Emily introduced near the end.

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