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Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
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Feb 19, 09


I picked this book up at a thrift store when I was looking for some light summer reading. I was really surprised to enjoy it as much as I did. The book is a story of relationships set against the background of a war, but the personalities of the characters elevate the story beyond that of the typical 'love in times of war' novel. Of all the relationships, that between Pelagia and her father is my favorite. I loved the detail of him rearranging the silverware drawer to distract his daughter from her broken heart by irritating her. Details like that are typical of the humor and love which are at the core of this book.

I do not plan to see the Nicholas Cage movie. I like the book too much.
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