Books by Michael Ondaatje (4)


In the Skin of a Lion : A Novel by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022

Running in the Family

Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 4     17 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

The English Patient

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 4.2     7 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Golden Man Booker Prize–winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II. The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient. Caravaggio, the thief, tries to reimagine who he is, now that his hands are hopelessly maimed. The Indian sapper Kip searches for hidden bombs in a landscape where nothing is safe but himself. And at the center of his labyrinth lies the English patient, nameless and hideously burned, a man who is both a riddle and a provocati... continue
Recommended: 23 Dec 2022


Warlight by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 3.5     52 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - at once both shadowed and luminous - Warlightis a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends- men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, a... continue
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

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