A behind the scenes look into WWII. Italians occupy a Greek Island and display thier humanity dispite their occupation status.
Very good and compelling, I just thought the ending hung on too long.
Charming WWII novel with lots of romance
Interesting book. Not quite the same as the movie, as if that were going to happen. Some parts of the movie I liked better than the book and some parts of the book I liked better than the movie.
And some parts of the book were vulgar for no reason I could understand.
The end of the book was more bittersweet than the movie and follows the characters into their 70s.
In the beginning it was a dull read and Captain Corelli didn't appear until almost the middle of the book. A good portion of the latter part of the book dealt with the horror of the Greek civil war, and the actions of the communists during WW II.
Still, I'm glad I read it.
This is a truly fabulous book. I've read it several times and every read reveals something new. Louis de Bernieres' descriptions of characters and settings are breathtaking and you are really drawn into the plot. Give this book a chance even if you have already seen the film. Just like many other cases, reading the book is a whole different experience.
A great book, and definitely so much better than the movie adaptation!