I love Ondaatje's characters and he develops a good story. I wish I could have enjoyed it more and would have with a better reader.
I may read the book and then decide.
I have heard MO in person and he is a compelling speaker. As a reader he is difficult to follow -- far too soft and rather flat in his presentation. Such a shame.
No - it was hard to follow because of the poor presentation.
If you love dogs and a good mystery you will love this. The story is told from different perspectives - and the dog's is fascinating. We all wonder what our dogs are thinking - now we know!
Maggie the dog is dedicated, damaged, caring, fun - a perfect character
Andrews gets it just right! You know the characters but he doesn't overplay - particularly when he speaks for the dog.
This reader is extraordinary! He could read almost any book and make it come alive.
Depth of emotion and character development
This is a thought-provoking and very moving true story. I learned so much about the morality and complications of medical research! It is also a story of some amazing people - Deborah is a true character and inspiration. It would be good for everyone to read this and come to their own conclusions on the future of cell research. After this book, you will have a greater knowledge of the issues - personal and scientific.
When Henrietta's children first saw her cells.
The perspective of life in Saudi Arabia - the role of women.
Nayir - his knowledge of the desert and the fact that, while being very traditional, he is able to be open to the changes around him - particularly those of the roles of women.
Only that I have been telling everyone I know to read it.
Unique approach by a detective, dealing with the death of a young woman, in a totally "veiled" society. I feel that everyone should read this for a better understanding of this part of the world.
The story is told by a young princess of Cambodia which gives it a different perspective of the Cambodian "Killing Fields." It is a tribute to survival and has some compelling characters, but it gets lost in poetic wanderings.
Maybe but I doubt it would be made into a movie without being changed considerably.
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