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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
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Aug 04, 15

bookshelves: favorites, to-be-re-read, i-want-to-buy, historical-fiction
Read from August 19, 2012 to July 16, 2013

What can I say, I who am not very good at reviewing books which hit me like this one did. I know I have read a good book when I feel such indescribable emotions; cheesy as it may sound this one left me speechless. Exquisite writing, masterly attention to detail and beautiful portrayal of human fragility. I often feel exasperated when I come across such a treasure: how on earth can a human being write like this? In such a manner that I myself cannot describe? How long/ what magical potion is needed to write like this? I only have around 5 books in my absolute favourites shelf and this one has just earned itself a place on the left hand corner ;) The only negative would be that as I'm an obsessive quote collector, this one had me marking every other page with its extraordinarly poetic perceptions of life.

This review is incredibly cheesy and all-over-the-place, but what can I say :) I tried .teehee ;)

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