A great Classic that continues to be remembered, appreciated and applauded through time. Interest in war and philosophy will make it a great read as it is one of the greatest books on war.
The story is about the histories of a critically burned man, his nurse, a thief, and a sapper in the British Army as they live out the end of World War II in an Italian villa.
The frequent changes to flashback and then again to the present time do not let the readers lose attention as the story keeps getting intriguing. Using some of the real events and characters, Michael Ondaatje has managed to weave a story that makes readers believe that it is real.
- Exploring Minghella’s The English Patient 1996 (10086sunsetblvd.wordpress.com)