The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje

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306 pages | first published 1992

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With unsettling beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's 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 ...
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Summary of 4005 reviews

Moods

emotional 74%
reflective 68%
sad 50%
challenging 39%
dark 33%
mysterious 33%
adventurous 23%
tense 15%
informative 10%
inspiring 7%
hopeful 5%
relaxing 3%
funny 2%

Pace

slow 72%
medium 25%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 30%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 12% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 9%

Average rating

3.67

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