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Book Review: Birds Without Wings
Posted by Tjsolstice, Jan 11, 2015. 768 views. ID = 6881

Book Review

Posted by Tjsolstice, Jan 11, 2015. 768 views. ID = 6881
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A novel from the author of 'Captain Correli's Mandolin , set against the downfall of the Ottoman Empire
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Louis de Bernieres' beautifully detailed 'Birds Without Wings' provides a lens into the world of a small village during the downfall of the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on a a couple of his characters from 'Captain Correli's Mandolin', this is a narrative of community and self. The black web of war infiltrates the longstanding peace of the village and its people. Characters are drawn with such vividness, it is difficult to think of them as fictional. The backdrop of war and all the associated atrocities, losses and sacrifices weaves the characters together. It is a dense, informative novel that is crafted with care and beauty.

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alilee
Jan 13, 2015
A beautifully crafted review!
   ~Posted by alilee, Jan 13, 2015



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