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read Captain Corelli's Mandolin doc ´ Paperback µ reflectionslisburnltd Ô Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is set in the early days of the second world war before Benito Mussolini invaded Greece Dr Iannis practices medicine on the island of Cephalonia accompanied by his daughter Pelagia to whom he impaInto magical realism in such novels as The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman Here he keeps it to a minimum though certainly the secondary characters with whom he populates his island the drunken priest the strongman the fisherman who swims with dolphins would be at home in any of his wildly imaginative Latin American fictions Instead de Bernières seems interested in dissecting the nature of history as he tells his ever darkening tale from many different perspectives “We should care for each other than we care for ideas or else we will end up killing each other” ― Louis de Bernières Corelli's MandolinThe sheer beauty and emotion that coats the pages of this book are breathtaking I laughed I cried I fell in love and my heart was broken Eavesdropping on the horror of war I found heroes in the unlikeliest places and at the end I wanted to hurl the book across the roomTo evoke such passion is the true sign of a great writerThe setting is the Greek island of Cephalonia and life is relaxed As I became invested the monster of WWII rips its way through the lives of our new found friends I felt the horror of war the strength of those left at home and the bravery of men on the front line Even in the despair of battle love and compassion can be found The plot followed several key players as their lives unfold and at the risk of giving too much away I will merely urge you to read Captain Corelli’s Mandolin This absorbing novel blurs the lines between comedy and tragedy The writing is poetic; the story epic

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is set in the early days of the second world war before Benito Mussolini invaded Greece Dr Iannis practices medicine on the island of Cephalonia accompanied by his daughter Pelagia to whom he imparts much of his healing art Even when the Italians do invade life isn’t so bad at first anyway The officer in command of the Italian garrison is the cultured Captain Antonio Corelli who responds to a Nazi greeting of “Heil Hitler” with his own “Heil Puccini” and whose most precious possession is his mandolin It isn' 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 MandolinT long before Corelli and Pelagia are involved in a heated affair despite her engagement to a young fisherman Mandras who has gone off to join Greek partisans Love is complicated enough in wartime even when the lovers are on the same side And for Corelli and Pelagia it becomes increasingly difficult to negotiate the minefield of allegiances both personal and political as all around them atrocities mount former friends become enemies and the ugliness of war infects everyone it touches British author Louis de Bernières is well known for his forays Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003I'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 subseuently have had it since and have finally gotten around to reading it after starting and stopping it a few timesIt is kind of a story of two halves one concerning the Second World War occupation of the Greek island of Cephallonia and the other concerning the inhabitants of said island as they deal with the war love and attempts at writing Greek historiesIt is sublimely written in places there were times when I was completely lost in the prose especially when Beriniéres wrote about love in exactly the way I feel about it and not many authors have ever been able to convey before “Love is a temporary madness it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides And when it subsides you have to make a decision You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part Because this is what love is Love is not breathlessness it is not excitement it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body No don't blush I am telling you some truths That is just being in love which any fool can do Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away and this is both an art and a fortunate accident”But then there were times when it was just dull and uninviting and I felt like it had dived too hard to the bottom of the ocean and it didn't seem like it would ever rise to the surface again It was an odd journey to go on not only as we follow the plot and the various love interests of the characters but how the writing could go from the sublime to the rather ordinaryIt is a beautiful book but it was just let down by trying to be far superior with every single word instead of having its moments and being satisfied with that Definitely one to pick up and if you do really try to stick with it through to the end because it will touch your soul but you have to work for itBlog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy