Review – Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje


Recommendation: A wonderful, thin book that I borrowed from my sister and now have to buy so I can bathe in its poetic majesty. The narrative jumps into a lot of different perspectives and it does border between poetry and literature, but don’t let that hold you back, you should get your hands on this.

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As I say in the recommendation, I need to get my own copy of Coming Through Slaughter so I can take a slower pace through it and enjoy Ondaatje’s poetic phrases. My first read came the day before boarding a flight, so I had only about 24 hours to cruise through this baby. If you just want the meat, it can be an extremely quick read. It’s just over 150 pages with long paragraph breaks and lots of white space…

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