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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
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Aug 12, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 1001-must-reads, film, historical, booker
Read in February, 2010

*sigh*, pretty words, pretty award winning words... that didnt hold my attention. I really need to impose a self-ban on audio. Even Ralph Fiennes couldnt make this interesting for me droning on, most books suffer from at least 1 point lost from me when listened to as opposed to read, so i really need to stop picking them up to pass the time in the car. Drone..drone..drone.

As with a lot of Bookers, you can certianly see why it won accolades for the beauty of its language, for me though that wasnt enough.

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Kandice I agree with all your opinions on this one! I wanted to like it because it was so beautiful, but sometimes (well, often) beauty is just not enough.


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