The English Patient

The English Patient Book CoverSometimes when she is able to spend the night with him they are wakened by the three minarets of the city beginning their prayers before dawn. He walks with her through the indigo markets that lie between South Cairo and her home. The beautiful songs of faith enter the air like arrows, one minaret answering another, as if passing on a rumour of the two of them as they walk through the cold morning air, the smell of charcoal and hemp already making the air profound. Sinners in a holy city” (Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient, 1992: 154).

5 thoughts on “The English Patient

    1. I am the opposite 🙂 I was too keen on the movie (a big fan of it, actually), and did not initially like the book that much. But, over the years, I have grown to love it more and more, and now admire it a lot.

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