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Michael Ondaatje

Posted to Utterances

has written what I think is some of the most ingenius and impactful writing of the last half-century. If you didn't appreciate "The English Patient", try "In the Skin of a Lion", or my favorite, "Coming through Slaughter". Ondaatje has a very modern style, and his mastery of symbolic and emotional imagery is wonderful. Give it another chance, and I promise you that you won't be disappointed. Cheers.