Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Book Review

Divisadero, Michael Ondaatje,
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2007

What a ride! Michael Ondaatje's clear perspective into the intimacies of his broken characters is powerful. And they are all broken - by loss, by love, by life itself. Narrated by Anna, whose past is revealed within the story of French poet Lucien Segura, scene after scene, situation after graphic situation, these people come alive

I have loved Michael Ondaatje's words since I first discovered them, introduced by an English Teacher who I believe saw that I loved words as much as he did. Thanks, Mr. Lee.


John Mutford said...

Our book club has this book coming up soon and last week several members (self-included) voiced reservations about reading him again (we weren't particularly fond of In The Skin Of A Lion). I could be convinced to give him another shot after reading pleasant reviews such as this. Incidentally, it lost the Giller Prize this week to Elizabeth Hay's Late Nights on Air.

dee said...

have you read "Love in the Time of Cholera" & The Kite Runner" & an older favorite of mine I re-read-it's so beautifully written-"House of the Spirits" by Isabel Allende
I will get a copy of this one soon.