Title: The English Patient
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Finished: October 25, 2009
I’ve been excited to read this book since before I watched the film, and it was much better and more rewarding than I imagined it would be.
The movie seems to focus more on the relationship prior to the accident, while the book focuses more on the man, his past and secrets, and the relationships he builds while dying. The jumps in time to reveal the histories of all characters were not a distraction but easy to follow.
I really loved the chemistry between all characters, the passion and power they each hold, and how quickly I was able to read the book. It was so entertaining that I flew through it quicker than I ever imagined I would, and in the end I was wishing for more.
I highly recommend it to everyone.
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