0079 | Captain Corelli’s Mandolin ~ de Bernières

fiction


Context: Took on the plane to Sri Lanka with me. Nearly finished it by the time we’d arrived.
REVIEW
I really liked this actually. I wasn’t prepared to having seen the film but, as it differs so much, I did actually enjoy it.

I like books where the writer puts on more than one hat and has a go at different styles of writing. de Bernières does it really well I think with letters, alternative points of view, diatribes and normal narration. In all, I found the book very moving, poignant and liked the way it gave so much perspective on the different cultural aspects of the people involved in Kefalonia during and after WW2.

I thought it explored some good themes such as morality in the face of horrendous decisions, what love is all about and the extremes of human nature.

OPENING LINE
Dr. Iannis had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse.

CLOSING LINE

RATING:
terrible > poor > mediocre > okay > good > very good> excellent > superb

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