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Your Favourite Book!
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:59:12 AM »
I am glad that we have a reading forum now.

All the books that have been mentioned are really good books, but......

What is your Favourite Greek Book of alltime? Difficult one but, you have to choose!

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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 09:30:06 AM »
Non-fiction- The sad and harrowing Eleni

Fiction - difficult choice but  probably Captain Corelli's Mandolin, followed by pretty much everything else on the fiction list!!!

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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 10:11:52 AM »
Mine are; Ficton: The Cat of Portovecchio; Non-fiction: An Artist in Corfu

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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 08:39:45 PM »
This is so difficult. If I have to choose one it will be - Flavours of Greece by Rosemary Barron, because trying the recipes reminds me of lovely holidays I have enjoyed.

I have just bought a copy of Captain Corellis Mandolin to re-read before going to Kefalonia this year. I bought it from the Oxfam shop and it might be the copy I gave them in my last clear-out!

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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 10:21:19 PM »
Got to be "Eleni"!



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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 12:26:53 AM »
I agree Eleni is excellent, but my first choice is Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

Interesting that neither movie captures the character and passion that make both books so powerful (in my opinion.)
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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 03:21:50 AM »
Definitely Eleni and Captain Corelli.

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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 07:08:29 PM »


I enjoyed;  The Summer of my Greek Taverna :  by Tom Stone
 Eleni    and  North of Ithica   by E Gage     (daughter )

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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 10:43:18 PM »
Steve,

Trisa and I were discussing this topic today and came to the conclusion that if one is a prolific reader, it is almost impossible to come up with an all time favourite book. I don't devour books like Trisa but I don't think it possible to single any one book out.

Personally, there are many that I enjoy, some stand out but I find it impossible to say that one is an all time favourite. Eleni is definitely one that stands out but that is because we have met the author and been around the location of the book with him. Another reason for liking this book is that I am particularly interested in that period of modern Greek history.

It's a tough question as far as I am concerned but then I am perhaps not the most well read. I can't even cope with Lawrence Durrell!

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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 03:29:12 PM »
Bob and Trisa,

When i ask what is your favourite? Book, Village, Resort etc.

Most people put more than one answer anyway!

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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2012, 11:50:02 AM »
So far, would have to say Greek Walls, John Waller, it was a really fun read and I zipped through it, which is unusual for me!

Would have liked to have been able to say My Family and Other Animals but no offence to fans, I found it quite boring in places, too much insect talk lol (some great family story parts though). Even though this book is responsible for me first visiting Corfu, studied it for O'level.  Tried it again a couple of years ago, felt the same.  Loved the recent film though. Met Gerald Durrell when I was 11, he was making a film for Canadian TV at Jersey Zoo and we were filmed with him.  Never got to see the film though, that would be fun to see now!
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Re: Your Favourite Book!
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2013, 11:20:41 AM »
I would look no further than Kazantzakis.  Apart from the obvious 'Zorba the Greek' I enjoyed reading 'The Fratricides' (a fantastic insite into the civil war), 'Christ Recrucified' and 'Freedom and Death'.  It's nearly thirty years since I first read them but they left a lasting impression

 

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