Okay, this brings up the final week of the 1940’s and I haven’t really anything to show. I am partially through one book and that’s it for this week. Sometimes real life just doesn’t go to plan. I have been successful in moving several books off the pile and one movie. Some of the books had been gathering dust for a few years. I found it difficult in some ways because I felt trapped into only being permitted to read certain books. Obviously I’m going to need to give myself permission to read off the topic if I need to. I need to find the balance between challenging myself and risk losing interest.
The English Patient – Michael Ondaaje. Set in 1940s.
Haunting and harrowing, as beautiful as it is disturbing, The English Patient tells the story of the entanglement of four damaged lives in an Italian monastery as World War II ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless burn victim who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning.
I am enjoying it so far, and aim to finish it off tonight. Will try to remember to update next week.
Next Month’s Theme will be Childhood.