The English Patient is a meditative love story set behind the backdrop of the closing months of WWII and details the lives of a Canadian nurse who is taking care of a burn victim, her surrogate uncle who arrives to look after her in the wake of the death of her father, and an Indian member of a bomb disposal unit. It deals with issues of gender and race and love and war and demands far more attention than one can offer in a paragraph-long review.
Word I thought I’d look up:
Autodidact: A self-taught person.
Vascular sizood: The hollow below the adam’s apple where the neck and collar bones meet.
Lines I liked:
The vanity of a man to the point where he wishes to be envied.
I am the man who fasts until I see what I want.