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Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
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Feb 03, 08

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I adored this book. I fell in love with all the words and the beautiful way they all fit together.

But, I do need to say, all the people that I recommended the book to, and the people that I know read the book, did not feel at all the same way.

In addition, the movie was all wrong.


Here is what I wrote about the book when I first read it:

An intelligent, heart pounding, gut wrenching book about a small island in Greece in World War 2. The island is occupied by the fascist Italians and some of Hitler's Nazis.

The story is about the island, it's people, the events during and after the war. It is also a story of forbidden love, loss and the extreme love of friendships.

Excellent!
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