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Captain Corelli's Mandolin

SUMMARY Captain Corelli's Mandolin REVIEW ☆ Captain Corelli's Mandolin FREE DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê Louis de Bernières 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'. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away Doctor Iannis Why oh why did I wait twenty years to read this enchanting novelBeing something of a contrarian I didn t succumb to the rampant Corellimania that existed after this novel s release in 1994 but I m especially pleased that I have now righted this wrongBerni res serves up a Greek wartime love story that is as multi layered as a Sunday moussakaSet on the Ionian island of Cephalonia during Italian and German WWII occupation the book hits the ground running Before you ve even sniffed the mezze Louis conjures up a delightful opening scene in Dr Iannis s surgery that should have you chuckling out loud before you can shout taramasalataAdmittedly Berni res does go off the rails for a bit retreating into a one man word orgy all too pleased with his own authorial genius This results in some superfluity in the early chaptersBut don t worry stick with it fellow bibliophiles once this frippery subsides the main players are introduced and the story gathers momentumDoctor Iannis and daughter Pelagia are the beating heart of a modern fable that even Aesop would have been proud to put his name to Girl power Pelagia whose presence is intrinsic to the story is brought up to be fiercely independent as her father knows only too well that wartime Greece is resolutely patriarchal We also learn about in the closet Italian man mountain Carlo Piero Guercio who was previously sent on a suicide mission to wintry Albania where beards became stalactites and soldiers purposely shit themselves in order to savour some momentary warmthHappily Carlo s repressed homosexuality and his unassailable bravery is written with the nobility it deserves I am exploding with the fire of love and there is none to accept it or nourish it he lamentsApparently Berni res has done a huge disservice to the memory of the real life Greek freedom fighters who fought valiantly against their oppressors but from a purely artistic standpoint the timeless futility of war is exemplified within these pages to such a degree that it makes Catch 22 seem a mere Catch 11 in comparisonEnter reluctant warrior Captain Antonio Corelli heading a ragtag troop of Italian soldiers who march into Cephalonia pulling funny faces and blowing kisses at signorinasYou might be pleased to know that despite a copious infusion of delightful humour the author ensures that the stark horrors of war are not expunged And there is a passage approaching the last part of the book that is so lion hearted so profoundly sad and so utterly moving that I had to put the book down to allow my emotion to subsideThe populace and the soldiers themselves are starving but between the rocks of such hardship fragile love affairs begin to blossom And as in all good love stories there is a great deal of sacrifice and heartache to be found One such example is that heroic Carlo secretly harbours a profound a for Captain Corelli which crushingly has to remain secretBy the end of this sweeping epic I have a feeling that most of you will have grown to love Carlo Antonio Iannis and Pelagia as much as I didSuch was my excitement in the reading of this book I of course began smashing plates on the kitchen floor shouting Opa God it truly was a great read fully deserving of all five stars

SUMMARY Captain Corelli's Mandolin

SUMMARY Captain Corelli's Mandolin REVIEW ☆ Captain Corelli's Mandolin FREE DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê Louis de Bernières 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. 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

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SUMMARY Captain Corelli's Mandolin REVIEW ☆ Captain Corelli's Mandolin FREE DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê Louis de Bernières T 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. 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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  9. says: Pdf/E–pub Captain Corelli's Mandolin FREE DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê Louis de Bernières SUMMARY Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    Louis de Bernières ê 8 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê Louis de Bernières Pdf/E–pub Captain Corelli's Mandolin 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 mention Greece ? It is never too late Love may get ole but if it is real then it's never forgotten nor forgiven It can survive a war it did and it survived them in spite of each other It survived the shuffle in the

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