Warlight



In A Narrative As Mysterious As Memory Itself At Once Both Shadowed And Luminous Warlight Is A Vivid, Thrilling Novel Of Violence And Love, Intrigue And Desire It Is 1945, And London Is Still Reeling From The Blitz And Years Of War 14 Year Old Nathaniel And His Sister, Rachel, Are Apparently Abandoned By Their Parents, Left In The Care Of An Enigmatic Figure Named The Moth They Suspect He Might Be A Criminal, And Grow Both Convinced And Less Concerned As They Get To Know His Eccentric Crew Of Friends Men And Women With A Shared History, All Of Whom Seem Determined Now To Protect, And Educate In Rather Unusual Ways Rachel And Nathaniel But Are They Really What And Who They Claim To Be A Dozen Years Later, Nathaniel Begins To Uncover All He Didn T Know Or Understand In That Time, And It Is This Journey Through Reality, Recollection, And Imagination That Is Told In This Magnificent Novel.Warlight

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Warlight
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • 05 March 2018
  • 1787330729

10 thoughts on “Warlight

  1. says:

    This might have been a coming of age novel but it s not It might have been a post WWII novel but it s not It might have been a family drama of sorts but it s not The narration is messy, the plot is pointless and the premise is unbelievable Warlight meandered about without a glimmer of lig...

  2. says:

    Warlight was the faint illumination that guided people during the blackouts In this book it s a guide through a personal history Nathaniel was 14 and his sister Rachel almost 16 in 1945 when their parents left for a year s stay in Singapore, leaving the children in the care of their lodger who they called The Moth The Moth filled their home with dubious, possibly criminal, characters including a greyhound smuggler called The Darter What seemed like it was going to be a coming of age tale tur Warlight was the faint illumination that guided people during the blackouts In this book it s a guide through a personal history Nathaniel was 14 and his sister Rachel almost 16 in...

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  4. says:

    In 1945 our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals WarlightFrom the opening line, I fell into under the spell of Nathaniel s story about how he and his sister Rachel were abandoned at ages fourteen and sixteen to the care of relative strangers, their third floor lodger, whom they called The Month, and the Pimlico Dancer.After their father departed, going to Asia for his work, never to be seen again, their mother stayed with them for twoweeks, sh In 1945 our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals WarlightFrom the opening line, I fell into under the spell of Nathaniel s story about how he a...

  5. says:

    Quite often novels come right out at the very start and illustrate what s at stake, what matters, and where things are going Not so in Warlight where Ondaatje starts with a bizarre situation of two children abandoned by their parents during wartime England and left with a collection of odd individuals Very little about the situation makes sense and there are mysteries to peel back like peeling back each thin skin of an onion We see Nathaniel and Rachel growing up, becoming young adults, left Quite often novels come right out at the very start and illustrate what s at stake, what matters, and where things are going Not so in Warlight where Ondaatje starts with a bizarre situation of two children abandoned by their parents during wartime England and left with a collection of odd individuals Very little about the situation makes sense and there are mysteries to peel back like peeling back each thin skin of an o...

  6. says:

    The word warlight suggests a murky shrouded light that serves to only partially and poorly illuminate a tableau, and indeed, this is an apt title for Michael Ondaatje s latest book.Our narrator is a teenage boy, Nathaniel Williams, who is left, with his slightly older sister Rachel in the care of two men who may have been criminals Their mother, Rose, disappears from their lives in 1945, purportedly to engage in some sort of undercover or ...

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    Beginning as I do at the beginning, and taking two steps back to reflect, I have to say that I was ready and raring to give Warlight a bad review Especially after I read some of the other reviews on the work However, upon the completion of those two important backward steps and the conviction that my old Canadian Literature professor would be gravely disappointed that I didn t dig deeper, I have come to a very different conclusion.For fans of Ondaatje, you are well aware that the words Beginning as I do at the beginning, and taking two steps back to reflect, I have to say that I was ready and raring to give Warlight a bad review Especially after I read some of the other reviews on the work However, upon the completion of those two important backward steps and the conviction that my old Canadian Literature professor would be gravely disappointed that I didn t dig deeper, I have come to a very different conclusion.For fans of Ondaatje, you are well aware that the words linear narrative and his name are rarely, if ever, found together Ondaatje doesn t believe in going from A to B to C Instead, he prefers to go A to X to G back to X briefly and then to B And he does all this without telling the reader what he s up to Conclusively then, many details are lost, key plot points are forgotten, and trying to connect with the characters is exceedingly diff...

  8. says:

    The point of writing novels is to get early galleys of incredible novels like this one My book is kicking my ass so hard that I think one of the reasons I m still in this business is because I get to read books like this.

  9. says:

    Should you read Warlight If you read English Patient and thought I should read the new Ondaatje, I would just read The English Patient again I also give similar advice with the Ian McEwan bibliography, just read Atonement Interestingly, if you are still feeling inclined to read Warlight, just read Atonement due to the successful play by play of a child s point of view, whereas in Warlight Nathaniel s self centered POV is so lackluster it derails any and all interest in the actual interesting Should you read Warlight If you read English Patient and thought I should read the new Ondaatje, I would just read The English Patient again I also give similar advice with the Ian McEwan bibliography, just read Atonement Interestingly, if you are still feeling inclined to read Warlight, ju...

  10. says:

    How lucky am I that I got to read and review my favorite author s newest novel before its publication date Yes, Michael Ondaatje has a new book coming out shortly, and if you want to know what I thought of it as if you can t guess already , I invite you to read my review of this book on ...

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