The good news about this item is that I now have a good excuse to publicly crap on Michael Ondaatje, since I actually read his incredibly overrated, tedious, pretentious piece of shit, The English Patient. The movie, which I was stuck sitting through was even worse. It's utter garbage that never seemed to stop stinking. I hate it even more than Elaine Benes does.
I suppose if you want to look at it in another good news/bad news way, the good news is that Michael Ondaatje is self-cleaning. The bad news is that's because he's both a pussy and a douche:
Salman Rushdie, who spent years in hiding after a fatwa was issued against him, has spoken out strongly against the decision by six of his fellow authors to withdraw from the PEN annual gala in New York over the organisation’s decision to honour Charlie Hebdo with its freedom of expression courage award.
“The award will be given. PEN is holding firm. Just 6 pussies. Six Authors in Search of a bit of Character,” Rushdie wrote on Twitter on 27 April, having the day before told the New York Times that the authors – who include Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje and Francine Prose – were “horribly wrong”...
.@JohnTheLeftist @NickCohen4 The award will be given. PEN is holding firm. Just 6 pussies. Six Authors in Search of a bit of Character.
— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) April 27, 2015