Coming Through Slaughter

by Michael Ondaatje

Knopf Canada | August 24, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Coming Through Slaughter is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Many readers still claim this haunting, atmospheric novel of Michael Ondaatje's as their first love - a novel as sensual and erotic today as ever it was. At the turn of the century, the Storyville district of New Orleans had some 2000 prostitutes, 70 professional gamblers, and 30 piano players. But it had only one man who played the cornet like Buddy Bolden - he who cut hair by day at N. Joseph's Shaving Parlor, and at night played jazz, unleashing an unforgettable wildness and passion in crowded rooms. Self-destructively in love with two women, he embodied all the dire claims that music places on its acolytes. At the age of 31, Buddy Bolden went mad. From these sparse facts, Michael Ondaatje has created a story as beautiful and chilling as a New Orleans funeral procession, where even the mourners dance.


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Published: August 24, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307367738

ISBN - 13: 9780307367730

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great Canadian read... A "true" story of Buddy Bolden - maybe? Maybe not...but this is not for the faint of heart reader. Here, Ondaatje evokes the nightmare images of Burroughs...You should read this in the sunlight, because then you can pretend that this world doesn't exist, well, almost. This title made #1 on my Top Ten Reads of 2011.
Date published: 2011-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Read ... Ondaatje's blend of prose and change-of-perspective narrative makes for a truly satisfying read. It holds a place among the best of Canadian literature.
Date published: 2000-05-30

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Coming Through Slaughter

by Michael Ondaatje

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 24, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307367738

ISBN - 13: 9780307367730

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Many readers still claim this haunting, atmospheric novel of Michael Ondaatje's as their first love - a novel as sensual and erotic today as ever it was. At the turn of the century, the Storyville district of New Orleans had some 2000 prostitutes, 70 professional gamblers, and 30 piano players. But it had only one man who played the cornet like Buddy Bolden - he who cut hair by day at N. Joseph's Shaving Parlor, and at night played jazz, unleashing an unforgettable wildness and passion in crowded rooms. Self-destructively in love with two women, he embodied all the dire claims that music places on its acolytes. At the age of 31, Buddy Bolden went mad. From these sparse facts, Michael Ondaatje has created a story as beautiful and chilling as a New Orleans funeral procession, where even the mourners dance.


From the Trade Paperback edition.