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In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
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Jun 06, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: lit-and-fiction, rec-d-as-a-rabck, to-be-read, damn-that-was-bad

I'm still scratching my head over this book. It must be the first time since high school that I read a book, finish it, and look back and go, huh? I didn't understand it, wasn't blown away by the writing, and even though I tried really hard to find the beauty in his writing, I couldn't. No memorable quotes or passages that I found, hard to follow, I had no idea what happened from chapter to chapter until at the end he somewhat wrapped things up in a very odd way.

I almost felt like the chapters were written at different times, some were linear and some were downright erratic; at certain points, I thought he was developing character and this would go somewhere, and in other chapters it seemed as though bits were left out or someone altogether different had done the writing.

In the end, I'm quite disappointed because I really did want to enjoy this book.

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Reading Progress

June 6, 2009 – Shelved
June 8, 2009 –
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Started Reading
June 10, 2009 – Shelved as: lit-and-fiction
June 10, 2009 – Shelved as: rec-d-as-a-rabck
June 10, 2009 – Shelved as: to-be-read
June 10, 2009 – Shelved as: damn-that-was-bad
June 10, 2009 – Finished Reading

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