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The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag
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May 16, 10

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I almost gave up on this book during the first one hubdred pages. It also has a voice which is annoying. The narrator of this historical novel is from the present day until the novel dissolves to the story of Lord Hamilton, Emma Hamilton, and Horatio Nelson set largely in the 1790's in Naples. The novel finishes strong as you wonder about a largely illiterate and beautiful girl who must have benn charismatic, naive, and very smart.By luck and guile she attracts wealthy suiters who are intent are on transforming her. She obliges. She and Nelson also help the bourbans to brutally suppress the revolutionary republic. An amazing and ultimately tragic story.

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