Corelli's Mandolin and other great books

Old Nov 2nd, 2000, 03:28 PM
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Linda, Zuleika Dobson was written by Max Beerbohm & was chose in the Top 100 Modern English Novels (tho' I'm not a big fan of the Top # lists). <BR> <BR>Just finished From Here to Eternity and loved it. I'm on a WWII book binge (fiction). Does anyone have favorites to suggest?
Old Nov 2nd, 2000, 04:32 PM
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a few that come to mind: <BR> <BR>Alan Paton - Cry the Beloved Country <BR> <BR>Louise Erdrich- Love Medicine, Beet Queen, etc <BR> <BR>Ignazio Silone - Fontamar <BR> <BR>Maxine Hong Kinston - Woman Warrior, China Men <BR> <BR>Howar Norman - Northern Lights <BR> <BR>Tim O'Brien - Going After Cacciato <BR> <BR>Bernard MacLaverty- Cal <BR> <BR>David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars <BR> <BR>AnnTyler- Dinner at Homesick Restaurant, Searching for Caleb <BR> <BR>Doris Lessing - the books in the Martha Quest series <BR> <BR>Frank McCourt- Angela's Ashes <BR> <BR>Currently reading Corelli's mandolin and On Persephone's Island, Master and Commander (switch off as mood changes)
Old Nov 3rd, 2000, 12:53 PM
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Topping this; <BR>it is much more fun to read, <BR>and much better for the digestion than reading the Ed/June, and toilet threads. <BR>nancy <BR>
Old Nov 8th, 2000, 12:15 PM
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For Mark.
Old Nov 8th, 2000, 01:12 PM
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Little known but exquisitely written: "tempo di Roma" by Alexis Curvers--set in post WWII Rome, a refugee becomes a tour guide and describes the little people of Rome ... and the hords of tourist huns in search of sun and culture--exhilarating!
Old Nov 8th, 2000, 01:35 PM
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Love to read all type of books! Here are a few of my favorites(and I Will read Corellis). The Magic Circle, by Katherine Neville( love the Ephesus thread) Judas Child by Carol O'Connell and of course YA-YAS. Loved Thomas Harris when he first came out with Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs. Duchess of Milan by Michael Ennis--about Renaissance Italy...and Robert Ludlum. I used to like Stephen King and horror books...but life has enough scary situations, who needs horror books,,,have quite a few Eliabeth Berg books in my "to read" pile will have to read them now! Thanks!
Old Nov 8th, 2000, 01:37 PM
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Couldn't resist offering my dissenting voice about Corelli's Mandolin -- while some of the characterizations were priceless, I thought it was the most offensive piece of stereotyping I've read in a long time. If I were German, English or Italian I would hate it even more!

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