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Captain Corellis Mandolin Extravagant, Inventive, Emotionally Sweeping, Captain Corelli S Mandolin Is The Story Of A Timeless Place That One Day Wakes Up To Find Itself In The Jaws Of History The Place Is The Greek Island Of Cephallonia, Where Gods Once Dabbled In The Affairs Of Men And The Local Saint Periodically Rises From His Sarcophagus To Cure The Mad Then The Tide Of World War II Rolls Onto The Island S Shores In The Form Of The Conquering Italian Army.Caught In The Occupation Are Pelagia, A Willful, Beautiful Young Woman, And The Two Suitors Vying For Her Love Mandras, A Gentle Fisherman Turned Ruthless Guerilla, And The Charming, Mandolin Playing Captain Corelli, A Reluctant Officer Of The Italian Garrison On The Island Rich With Loyalties And Betrayals, And Set Against A Landscape Where The Factual Blends Seamlessly With The Fantastic, Captain Corelli S Mandolin Is A Passionate Novel As Rich In Ideas As It Is Genuinely Moving.

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  • Captain Corellis Mandolin
  • Louis de Bernières
  • 14 February 2017
  • 0754021742

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  1. says:

    Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned awayDoctor Iannis Why, oh why did I wait twenty years to read this enchanting novel Being something of a contrarian, I didn t succumb to the rampant Corellimania that existed after this novel s release in 1994 I m so pleased that I have now righted this wrong.Berni res serves up a Greek wartime love story that is as multi layered as a Sunday moussaka.Set on the Ionian island of Cephalloni...


  2. says:

    This is two books The first half is without doubt one of the best novels I have ever read The writing even in translation is lyrical clearly, every word was carefully chosen The characters are exquisitely drawn with humor and humanity The plot, centering on the Italian invasion of a remote Greek island in WWII, is a wonderfully engaging love story It flows amiably along to a logical and satisfying, if not quite happy, ending Unfortuntely, things don t stop there The second half of This is two books The first half is without doubt one of the best novels I have ever read The writing even in translation is lyrical clearly, every word was carefully chosen The characters are exquisitely drawn with humor and humanity The plot, centering on the Italian invasion of a remote Greek island in WWII, is a wonderfully engaging love story It flows amiably along to a logical and satisfying, if not quite happy, ending Unfortuntely, things don t stop there The second half of the book is drek One gets the feeling that de Bernieres presented his publishers with a perfect novella and was told make it longer or, perhaps, but you have to finish the story Whatever the cause, the change in pace, use of language, and sheer thoughtfulness is jarring It s as if the author completely lost interest in his characters, but felt obliged to carry them to some l...


  3. says:

    The ancient Greeks treated tragedy and comedy as separate genres But this Greek drama is a hybrid Tragedy on the large and small canvas comedy from individual characters Such contrasts can strengthen one s reaction to both extremes, but for me, this particular book might have worked better if de Berni res had focused primarily on one or the other.I see its charm This is a feelgood book, filled with bucolic delights, entertaining Characters borderline caricatures and slapstick , and sacchar The ancient Greeks treated tragedy and comedy as separate genres But this Greek drama is a hybrid Tragedy on the large and small canvas comedy from individual characters Such contrasts can strengthen one s reaction to both extremes, but for me, this particular book might have worked better if de Berni res had focused primarily on one or the other.I see its charm This is a feelgood book, filled with bucolic delights, entertaining Characters borderline caricatures and slapstick , and saccharine sun But they are contrasted with war, loss, and the pragmatics of making do Humour, love, and music soften the graphically portrayed toll of war and tectonics.Some of the writing is beautiful, and some of it is funny I was captivated by the opening paragraph and loved the first chapter But I was bored by the second chapter, and nervous wh...


  4. says:

    The presence of intrepid sudden breaks from romantic conventions is what makes Corelli s Mandolin alongside its romantic older brother, book 2 of his Latin American trilogy, the devastating love tale Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord one of the MOST ROMANTIC novels of ALL TIME On par with Gone With the Wind, other epics like Cold Mountain and The English Patient, it truly was, to this impressionable though selective reader, what s the equivalent of a wondrous trip to Adult The presence of intrepid sudden breaks from romantic conventions is what makes Corelli s Mandolin alongside its romantic older brother, book 2 of his Latin American trilogy, the devastating love tale Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord one of the MOST ROMANTIC novels of ALL TIME On par with Gone With the Wind, other epics like Cold Mountain and The English Patient, it truly was, to this impressionable though selective reader, what s the equivalent of a wondrous trip to Adult Disneyland, where surprises loom ever near, and whimsy runs amok.But what makes this utterly brilliant is the prose on top of an unpredictable and thrilling plot The writer is this supernova de Bernieres all 4 of his novels at this point are in my Must Read List Here, you realize exactly WHY you read WHY people bother to write if you are Louis De Bernieres you simply cannot not keep producing The gift is almost mythical, and you are compelled to feel that the auteur ha...


  5. says:

    De Bernieres style falls between Vonnegut and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and if that doesn t make your head spin and pants feel hot then I don t know what will It s ridiculously European, in every good sense of the word It s...


  6. says:

    This is the first time I ve ever given a book one starI actually feel sort of bad doing it Despite it being well written, it s pacing was terrible, and I really had to fight to get through it And then the ending oh the ending After trudging through nearly 600 pages, the ending was about the most unsatisying I have ever read I literally threw the book against the wall when I was done And some idiot decided to make a movie out of it, with Nic Cage as Corelli I can only imagine how awfu This is t...


  7. says:

    Lyrical Took my breath away and broke my heart Greece War Decency of soldiers Indecency of war Monsters Humans Where Cats Young girl s bed Old woman s dream Ending And of course the Mandolin Did I ment...


  8. says:

    Stunning Mesmerizing Remarkable Beautiful, beautiful love story I just scanned the 121 books that I ve already read belonging to 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and there seem to be not too many books that could be considered as predominantly love stories There is Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice but we all knew about i...


  9. says:

    Captain Corelli s Mandolin has, unfortunately, become victim to it s own success It has become one of those books that anyone who is anyone has read and so nobody now wants to read for fear of being a fashion victim It even features in Notting Hill, Hugh Grant is reading it at the very end of the film when he and Julia Roberts are sitting in the garden However, don t let this put you off it s a brilliant book.The story, briefly, is a typical love story.During the 2nd World War, the inhabita Captain Corelli s Mandolin has, unfortunately, become victim to it s own success It has become one of those books that anyone who is anyone has read and so nobody now wants to read for fear of being a fashion victim It even features in Notting Hill, Hugh Grant is reading it at the very end of the film when he and Julia Roberts are sitting in the garden However, don t let this put you off it s a brilliant book.The story, briefly, is a typical love story.During the 2nd World War, the inhabitants of a small greek island, Cephalonia, have their lives disturbed by the arrival of an invading Italian army The main characters we are concerned with are the ...


  10. says:

    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003.I ve had this book for years after accidentally stealing it from College we were asked to pick two books on a table to take home over the Summer to read and I chose this and Catch 22, but when I returned the following term I was in a different class and simply forgot, about half a dozen times, to return them and subsequently have had it since and have finally gotten around to reading it after start Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003.I ve had this book for years after accidentally stealing it from College we were asked to pick two books on a table to take home over the Summer to read and I chose this and...

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