"The English Patient" is a novel of overload. It is filled with images, poetical descriptions and overwhleming emotions. The story revolves around a burned spy pilot and his emotionally fragile nurse, Hana, after the second World War. The love story of the 'English' patient takes the reader on a series of passionate flashbacks that will eventually piece together his past and identity. Hana's romance remains in the present of the novel--her growing love for an Indian man named Kip. The settings of the books alternate between a small villa in Italy where Hana and the patient reside, and the deserts of Africa where the patient and his lover's doomed romance blossomed.
The review of this Book prepared by Magnolia Peterson