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Captain Corelli's MandolinExtravagant 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 The presence of intrepidly sudden breaks from romantic conventions is what makes Corelli's Mandolin alongside its romantic older brother book two 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 The English Patient it truly was to this impressionable though selective reader what is the euivalent of a wondrous trip to Adult Disneyland where surprises loom ever near and whimsy runs amokBut 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 has had the TIME of his LIFE writing this writing and falling head over heels in love with his creation which indeed depicts LOVE and is itself wholly a product of love the love of beautiful proseIn Corelli the tricks and poetics already explored in the often lauded Latin American trilogy collaborate once to make a solid work of art As is customary just as this tale takes one of its manifold dark turns when times in the Greek island are dire desperate and almost hopeless the titular character appears drives the darkness away This as if a gift from the Greek gods themselves Or the gift from a master to his drooling spectatorThis his fourth amazing concoction puts in evidence the fact that not ALL magic realism belongs to sir Garcia Maruez Louis de Bernieres' brand is all his own humorous unpredictably playful and savagely biting The effect lasts outside of the book; the novel is a rotund success My favorite of Louis de Bernieres so farI devoured Corelli's Mandolin like some bon vivant living in the 20th century Like a character in one of his novels in fact I became for a full two days a blissful accomplice just grateful to be nothing but a hoodwinked voyeur

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin reader ä í 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 sarSarcophagus to cure the mad Then the tide of World War II rolls onto the island's shores in the form of the conuering Italian armyCaught 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 char De Bernieres style falls between Vonnegut and Gabriel Garcia Maruez 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 an epic romance for nihilists and atheistsThe only two horrors come from the realization that the book is now out of print and that it was already filmed with Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz Satan's hand is everywhere unseen

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Ming 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 movi 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 awful it must have been