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A Partisan's Daughter
by Louis de Bernieres | Literature & Fiction
Registered by keithpp of Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on 3/9/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by keithpp from Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 09, 2009

10 out of 10

'Le mariage bourgeois a mis notre pays en pantoufles, et bientôt aux portes de la mort.' -- Albert Camus

'How do you disentangle love from lust? At least lust is comprehensible. Perhaps love is the torment dammed-up lust unleashes against you.' -- Louis de Bernières

'Where there are two Yugoslavs there are three factions, and that's just the Communists.' -- Russian proverb

A Partisan's Daughter by Louis De Bernieres, author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

Chris attempts to pick up Roza, a girl from Yugoslavia who he thinks is a prostitute. As it turns out she is not, and like Scheherazade she keeps him entertained with her stories, but what Chris really wants is what he originally wanted, that is sex with a very sexually attractive girl half his age.

Don't we all?

Roza was like the Ancient Mariner, she would seduce a victim and regale them with her tales. Only with Chris, he did not need much seducing. He was not even that much listening to what she had to say. His focus of attention was on her body and what he'd like to do with her in bed.

Strangely quirky.

A sad and very tragic love story.

Shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Novel Award.

Also read:

Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho [see BCID 6945675]

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway [see BCID 6974845]

Captain Corelli's Mandolin [see BCID 5763678]

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka [see BCID 6024918]

Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka [see BCID 6494804]


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