Saturday, August 19, 2017

Review: The Cat's Table

The Cat's Table The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It seemed to me as though the writer was trying too hard: to have every small day-today action assume a philosophical hue. Expected better from the author of The English Patient.

First Line: HE WASN'T TALKING.
Source: Bought in 2014.
Other books read of the same author: In the Skin of a Lion, The English Patient.

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4 comments:

  1. I've read books like that, too, Neeru, where I felt the author was trying too hard, instead of letting the story happen.

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    1. Such books can be really irritating, isn't it?

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  2. I read "The English Patient" a long time back and found it very depressing. Since then, I have not read any of Ondaatje's other works.

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    1. And please don't read this book. Too much drama.

      I liked The English Patient a lot though the Indian Punjabi doctor seemed a little fake. But I remember a character who blew his brains out, I think, when war broke out and he felt that he'd be forced to take sides and he couldn't bear it as his friends were of different nationalities. Found that immensely moving.

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