Sunday, May 15, 2005

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje *

I had to read this book for a class at the university. I was lucky that I wasn't quizzed on it, because I have no idea what happened. I think I read about 100 pages, but I couldn't recall any of it. My mind was asleep. So I have no idea what the book is about, but if I could sleep with my eyes open and going over the lines, then it can't be a good book. At least not if you're under 50, and not like a Literature professor.

I do have some vague recollections though. I remember a patient in a bed in a remote hospital. There was a nurse attending him. They didn't know who he was, and he was wrapped up in bandages. That was about it. Nothing happened.