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!!> Ebook ➥ In the Skin of a Lion ➦ Author Michael Ondaatje – Eiyo.us

In the Skin of a Lion Bristling With Intelligence And Shimmering With Romance, This Novel Tests The Boundary Between History And Myth Patrick Lewis Arrives In Toronto In The 1920s And Earns His Living Searching For A Vanished Millionaire And Tunneling Beneath Lake Ontario In The Course Of His Adventures, Patrick S Life Intersects With Those Of Characters Who Reappear In Ondaatje S Booker Prize Winning The English Patient 256 Pp.

!!> Ebook ➥ In the Skin of a Lion  ➦ Author Michael Ondaatje – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • In the Skin of a Lion
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • 01 November 2019
  • 0679772669

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  1. says:

    4.5 starsAlice had once described a play to him in which several actresses shared the role of the heroine After half an hour the powerful matriarch removed her large coat from which animal pelts dangled and she passed it, along with her strength, to one of the minor characters In this way even a silent daughter could put on the cloak and be able to b...


  2. says:

    Astounding One of the best novels I ve ever read Ondaatje does things with language that should be almost illegal, giving us scenes that can be at the same time lush and heartbreakingly stark, weaving in and out of different timeframes and contexts with the fluidity and free association of memory His depictions of the hard work these characters undertake in early 20th Century Canada bridge building, logging, tunnel drilling under Lake Ontario in order to build a water purification plant hav Astounding One of the best novels I ve ever read Ondaatje does things with language that should be almost illegal, giving us scenes that can be at the same time lush and heartbreakingly stark, weaving in and out of different timeframes and contexts with the fluidity and free association of memory His depictions of the hard work these characters undertake in early 20th Century Canada bridge building, logging, tunnel drilling under Lake Ontario in order to build a water purification plant have a scale, a daring and a sense of the concrete and muscular that are beyond compare And in between all of this, he gives us a sweet and sad story of immigrants, torn between destitution and the promise of the New World, between loves past and loves present, between rich and poor, that are vivid, precise, lived in You will remember many scenes in...


  3. says:

    It s never a good sign when the first thing you do after finishing a book is to go to its Wikipedia page and scrutinize the plot summary for some hint of what happened.For some reason, I always choose to read a complex or very literary type of novel on what turn out to be my busiest weeks When I started In the Skin of a Lion, I was neck deep in my unit planning for my English instruction course I developed a unit for Grade 9s studying A Wizard of Earthsea Even my impressive ability to fin It s never a good sign when the first thing you do after finishing a book is to go to its Wikipedia p...


  4. says:

    Ondaatje is incredibly familiar He has the schizophrenic narrative of Faulkner and the fragmented working class romanticism of Raymond Carver Its interesting how much I adore Ondaatje while he reminds me of one of my mortal enemies I m talking to you Faulkner His visual brand of prose poetry reminds meof a filmmaker than a writer His nostalghic exploration of Canada, and specifically Toronto increased the book s appeal for me I had a hard time getting into Ondaatje s world, to a po Ondaatje is incredibly familiar He has the schizophrenic narrative of Faulkner and the fragmented working class romanticism of Raymond Carver Its interesting how much I adore Ondaatje while he reminds me of one of my mortal enemies I m talking to you Faulkner His visual brand of prose poetry reminds meof a filmmaker than a writer His nostalghic exploration of Canada, and specifically Toronto increased the book s appeal for me I had a hard time getting into Ondaatje s world, to a point whe...


  5. says:

    In the Skin of a Lion is a hazy, dreamlike novel, which transports its readers to the city of Toronto in the early 20th century This is the time when countless immigrants came to the city escaping misery, wars and poverty that was their daily life in the Old World The glimmering lights of the New World shore brightly across the ocean, and they journeyed across it for weeks, seduced by their promises of a new and better life These masses of immigrants often poor and uneducated built, for In the Skin of a Lion is a hazy, dreamlike novel, which transports its readers to the city of Toronto in the early 20th century This is the time when countless immigrants came to the city escaping misery, wars and poverty that was their daily life ...


  6. says:

    There is a scene, in the very beginning of this book, during which Patrick Lewis, primary voice among the the half dozen or so protagonists, watches Scandinavian men skate home over a frozen river on a dark winter s night in Northern Ontario, carrying handfuls of burning cattails over their heads Ondaatje, who is the rare poet capable of writing great fiction, describes the scene thusly It was not just the pleasure of skating They could have done that during the day This was against the nig There is a scene, in the very beginning of this book, during which Patrick Lewis, primary voice among the the half dozen or so protagonists, watches Scandinavian men skate home over a frozen river on a dark winter s night in Northern Ontario, carrying handfuls of burning cattails over their heads Ondaatje, who is the rare poet capable of writing great fiction, describes the scene thusly It was not just the pleasure of skating They could have done that during the day This was against the night The hard ice was so certain, they could leap into the air and crash down and it would hold them their lanterns replaces with new rushes whic...


  7. says:

    A full five star endorsement for a novel that has a mesmeric, hallucinatory quality Images as powerful and poignant as a dream, narrative that slips and weaves and ducks between people, places and time, and an impressive sweep of invention that catches the breath Ondaatje uncovers the story of those whose labour created Toronto landmarks in the early twentieth century, deftly knitting up truth and myth, revealing the lives of those who were forgotten in the official version of history Actuall A full five star endorsement for a novel that has a mesmeric, hallucinatory quality Images as powerful and poignant as a dream, narrative that slips and weaves and ducks between people, places and time, and an impressive sweep of invention that catches the breath Ondaatje uncovers the story of those whose labour created Toronto landmarks in the early twentieth century, deftly knitting up truth and myth, revealing the lives of those who were forgotten in the official version of history Actually,The English Patient is one of the few books in my reading life that I never finished I don t think I ever really took note of the book until the film came out, so it must have been 1996, when we had just moved back to Germany from Austria, because I have a clear memory of trying to read it in bed on a mattress on the floor With moving a...


  8. says:

    A book full of sights and , signifying much, including, and in a big way, one of my favorite themes that of the little people, the ones behind the scenes of history, the ones we ll never know.After reading this book, I feel like I ve been to Ontario and in particular Toronto during the early 20th century Toronto is a teeming, vibrant multicultural community, so much so that the mai...


  9. says:

    An exalted language rendered simply Ondaatje lays down on a wood grained table, an axe, fallen trees, a log jamb, explosives, the building of a bridge and a waterworks The concrete tools of realism As he speaks in his mesmerizing words his agile hands tent and curl, through the fingers arise images of a hallucinogenic prose In short declarative sentences he calls forth the onset of a first LSD trip the shock of boundaries melting away, the particles of the world slowed and oozing with meani An exalted language rendered simply Ondaatje lays down on a wood grained table, an axe, fallen trees, a log ja...


  10. says:

    Despite the poetic language, this was quite a quick read I will re read it again though as the language is complex and there are things that still do not make totally sense in my head This is will not be a chore as the language is beautiful and eminently evocative I wish th...

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