Reading The English Patient

First Vintage International Edition for The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, copyright 1992.

The English Patient is the 1993 recipient of the acclaimed Booker Prize Award, written by the Sri Lankan-Canadian Novelist Michael Ondaatje.  I just finished this novel in one sitting (I tell, you, sometimes I freak myself out this way).  Continue reading

A Strong Voice

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta.”

When it comes to an interesting character voice – for me, nothing beats the character of Prof. Humbert Humbert from Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. Arguably, he can be seen as nothing but a disturbed pedophile but no one can deny how good he is in the command of the language (credits go for Tolstoy here) – something in the way Humbert Humbert talks will persuade anyone that he is Continue reading