Thursday, June 23, 2011

In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje


I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this novel.  I've read The English Patient, like I'm sure everyone on the planet has - and if you haven't you really should.  I had forgotten Ondaatje's style, so it was a little getting used to.  I did enjoy the historical aspect, but I didn't enjoy so much the bouncy plot.  I think you have to be in a cerebral mindset to really enjoy Ondaatje, but like great Canlit, he should be enjoyed.

By the way, I'm 75% of the way to my goal of 20 Canadian books this year.  I planned to double what I read last year, and maybe if I keep this up I'll be able to triple it!  And I'm a little over halfway to my goal of 100 books for the year.

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