English Patient Open Market Ed

by Michael Ondaatje | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0679777377 Global Overview for this book
Registered by schrijvertje of Almere, Flevoland Netherlands on 8/28/2006
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by schrijvertje from Almere, Flevoland Netherlands on Monday, August 28, 2006
I bought this a few years ago, because I loved the film so much. I haven't read it though.

Journal Entry 2 by schrijvertje at Book Relay in Book Relay, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 11, 2006

Released 12 yrs ago (8/29/2006 UTC) at Book Relay in Book Relay, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 3 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, September 11, 2006
Arrived today, thankyou.Accepted from schrijvertje who offered the title on www.bookrelay.com as part of 'Just Whatever' relay.
This was published way back in 1992 and I can not understand why I have never got round to reading it. Even the film is 10 years old now. So I am delighted to have got hold of a copy, it will be joining Mt TBR but hopefully not for too long.

Journal Entry 4 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, February 08, 2007
Amazon.co.uk Review
Haunting and harrowing, as beautiful as it is disturbing, The English Patient tells the story of the entanglement of four damaged lives in an Italian monastery as the second world war ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burn victim who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal and rescue illuminate this book like flashes of sheet lightning. In lyrical prose informed by a poetic consciousness, Michael Ondaatje weaves these characters together, pulls them tight, then unravels the threads with unsettling acumen.

A challenging read as sometimes the storyline was difficult to follow but I perservered. Worth doing so because I loved the author's portrayal of the main characters.

Released 12 yrs ago (2/23/2007 UTC) at Title from Wishlist as Surprise! in To Another BCer, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to Conto in Portugal, as a surprise RABCK. I hope it will be read, enjoyed and then released again, in the spirit of Bookcrossing.

Journal Entry 6 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, February 26, 2007
Wow!...
Wooooow!!...

I'm kind of without words!... Totally and completely without them!
This was so nice, so sweet, so... BC like, true! But I keep finding myself amazed with these gestures and this fantastic and overwhelming spirit of this community!!...

Thank you so very much, LindyLouMac, I really do appreciate this surprise and your generous offer!
And of course, I promise to read it as soon as my TBR pile allows me and to keep the good spirit of this travelled book by sending on to someone that can appreciate it as well...

I'm really, totally and incredibly glad!
:-)

Journal Entry 7 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, March 22, 2007
I just loved to read this book! And I'm glad I did so after seeing the movie or I wouldn't have liked to watch it as I did... the book, as usual, goes deeper into the characters and is much more poetic within the prose.
I loved to read about the deserts and the winds and it made me wish to go back once more and again... it really is addictive, as so well portrayed in this book, not beeing the centre of the storytelling.
The snapper character is much more intense and present than in the movie and makes quite a figure; almost makes you wish you could get to know Kip!
But... as there's almost always a but... there's something missing, something I can't put down in words, it's just a feeling.

Thank you once again for this beautiful present, LindyLouMac. I'll try now and find someone else with this book on their wishlist. It would be great to carry on the surprise the way you did with me... if not, I'll find some other way to keep it moving!

Journal Entry 8 by wingcontowing at to a bookcrosser in by mail release, A book trade -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 07, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (4/7/2007 UTC) at to a bookcrosser in by mail release, A book trade -- Controlled Releases

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Going out to DrCris as a surprise RABCK... I hope it will be enjoyed as much as it was when I received it...

Have fun and keep it moving!

Journal Entry 9 by DrCris from Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Wow - what a fantastic surprise! Thanks so much for the RACBK. I will try to read it ASAP and keep it moving.

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