This is another good book by Ondaatje. I think his writing is really great when he writes about Sri Lanka; Anil's Ghost and The Cat's Table were much better than The English Patient, which didn't have anything to do with Sri Lanka. In Anil's Ghost, Anil Tissera, a Sri-Lankan born young woman educated in the US and Europe, returns to Sri Lanka to investigate an organized rash of murders throughout the whole island. What follows is a really great and gripping story. And it's set against the backdrop of Sri Lanka's culture and landscape. I loved the character of Anil, and Ondaatje's writing style is compelling too. It's quite distinctive, though hard to describe. I guess it has a certain almost dream-like quality to it.
Read Anil's Ghost:
- if you are interested in crime
- if you are interested in Sri Lanka
- if you like Michael Ondaatje
|Very Good! I would recommend this book!|