Coming Through Slaughter
Publish date: March 19th 1996
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Not my cup of tea. First book I have ever even looked at by Ondaatje. I will be taking a look at another one today and hope to have a better time of it. The book, and or subject, just couldn't keep my interest or attention. I did look at every page and read bits in pieces I found enough of as I skim...
I have read this book so many times, I can't even remember the first time I picked it up. Stunning. Simply stunning is the only word I can think of. Ondaatje's use of language is so textured and vivid it engages every sense when you read. You can almost smell, taste and touch the words to the point ...
Ondaatje once again uses his own unique story telling method which gives us bits of conversations, recollections, letters, documents, poems and stories into a puzzle-like collection. With this, the reader pieces it all together in order to get a full picture of who this relatively unknown character ...
So this wasn't something I would ever pick to read on my own (read for school), and although it was interesting in its own way, I found it really hard to get into. I disliked most of the characters and the prose (which I suspect is styled in a jazz flow/ to mimick the mind of a mad man) threw me off...
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