We listened to the opening chapters of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis Bernieres yesterday. What a captivating opening, and how well it drags you into the story. I was enchanted by the exotic setting, the close attention to character, the wry narratorial humour, the polysyllabic Latinate words which added such an interesting texture to his prose. This is going to be a book which I am so going to enjoy listening to, and then reading.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis Bernieres