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"A completely original orchestration of a coming-of-age story, memoir, maritime adventure as powerful as Conrad or Stevenson.... Astonishing."
—Howard Norman, The Globe and Mail
"Ondaatje's most accessible, most compelling novel to date."
—Robert J Wiersema, The Vancouver Sun
"Michael Ondaatje is the greatest living writer in the English language.... All that is great in his other books is fully present in The Cat's Table."
—Aleksander Hemon, The Wall Street Journal (Favourite Book of 2011)
"The most beautiful, haunting and ageless book I've read this year."
—Pico Iyer, The Hindu
MICHAEL ONDAATJE is the author of five previous novels, a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry. The English Patient won the Booker Prize; Anil's Ghost won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Giller Prize, and the Prix Médicis. Born in Sri Lanka, Ondaatje now lives in Toronto.See all Product Description
It's just not that great as some seem to think. In the Skin of a Lion is where it's at.Published 5 months ago by Pete
The comments on the book jacket would make you expect a brilliant, engaging and entertaining story. I don't get it. The first half of the book is mostly very boring. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Pat the cat
The era of traveling on a ship for a long distance to go home to a family he barely new was interesting and showed how adventuresome young boys can be when they are left on their... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Fred Rankine
I loved the colourful but believable characters in this book. Ondaatje takes the tale of a young Celanese boy who boards a ship to sail to England to join the mother that he... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gaye Keep
Felt it dragged on and did not capture my attention at all. Would not recommend it at all to anyone.Published 20 months ago by Anne Cromack
The subject not attractive or interesting enough and the pace of story was extremely slow. I have read better books from M. Ondaatje, but this one was not what I was hoping for.Published 23 months ago by Mr Mantra
but...boring. Sorry, maybe that`s just me, but I found this book extremely slow. I am a voracious reader, and just finished a 700 page war saga that was captivating, so perhaps my... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Cheveraj
I loved the story of Michael's voyage on the Oronsay. The characters were well-written, quirky, and believable. The story could actually have been longer... Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2013 by Mo Mo