Time Slik Slik từ Dallıca Köyü, 16510 Dallıca Köyü/Mustafakemalpaşa/Bursa, Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ
The story didn't move quite fast enough, but Ondaatje has beautifully simple language, fresh metaphors, and apt observations. Some favorites: The fragmented stories told by the semi-conscious English patient "slip from level to level like a hawk." Describing a bottle owned by a bedouin: "Up close the glass was rough and sandblasted, glass that had lost its civilization." There are "thirty-six penitent steps" past the chapel. "The drone of a wounded plane"