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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The English Patient

kmitchel, January 1, 2011

This book sat on my shelf for years. I'm not sure what I expected, having ambivalent feelings about the movie. What I found was a story that bravely explored the grey lines of morals and loyalty. Michael Ondaatje is not afraid to create characters searching for redemption in flawed and impossible ways. In another author's hands, the book would be merely depressing. In Ondaatje's, the result is a story of haunting beauty.
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