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British author Louis de Bernières is well known for his forays into 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. Corelli's Mandolin works on many levels, as a love story, a war story, and a deconstruction of just what determines the facts that make it into the history books. --Alix Wilber
Loved the book! Learned a lot about the Greek occupation by the Italians and then the Germans. The story of the star crossed lovers was very engagingPublished 7 days ago by patricia ann miller
Beautiful novel. The language at the beginning is lyical and enchanting. As war comes to the island, the language becomes terse and tense.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
Gorgeous writing of a fascinating World War II story that is about enduring love, but this is no romance in the formulaic sense. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Skye Griffith
I rarely say a movie is better than the book. Here I can do that. Unless you are seriously into WW 2 history of the Italians ad Greeks with a big dose of Greek communist history... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gary Verboon
Hard to put down. I hate wars, and other than Unbroken steer away from reading about them. This book was beautiful. It entwined the personal side with an islands history. Read morePublished 1 month ago by annie
It dragged in the early part, but I really enjoyed this book. Makes me want to see the movie.Published 2 months ago by Paula R Meyer
I liked the character descriptions but the book was difficult to wade thru and I ended up skipping parts of it.Published 2 months ago by sue copper