44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
I wish I could give it 6 stars!,
This review is from: My Family and Other Animals (Paperback)
This book is absolutely, brilliantly funny. The wit and unique characterizations are woven with great descriptions of the animals and plants of Corfu. That Durrell can hold the attention of readers who have no interest in biology simply demonstrates what a fine work this is. Gerald's depiction of a larger-than-life expatriate family on a larger-than-life Greek island is a tremendous celebration of life. The variety of different Greek characters parading through this book rivals the variety of Corfu's flora and fauna. Absolute great read!
Reviewed by David Lundberg, author of Olympic Wandering: Time Travel Through Greece