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  • Title: The Island
  • Author: Victoria Hislop
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  • Page: 127
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Free Download The Island - by Victoria Hislop, The Island, Victoria Hislop, The Island The acclaimed million copy number one bestseller and winner of Richard Judy s Summer Read from Victoria Hislop is a dramatic tale of four generations rent by war illicit love violence and leprosy from the thirties through the war to the present day On the brink of a life changing decision Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother s past But SofiThe acclaimed million

The Island

Free Download The Island - by Victoria Hislop Free Download The Island - by Victoria Hislop - The Island, The Island The acclaimed million copy number one bestseller and winner of Richard Judy s Summer Read from Victoria Hislop is a dramatic tale of four generations rent by war illicit love violence and lepr The Island

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  1. The story line of this book is pretty good but it is the most poorly written book I ve read in awhile She explains things emotions, plot lines to a level where she s beating you over the head with it and every sentence has about three adjectives too many You ll want to finish it to find out what happens, but her writing style will drive you nuts while you do.


  2. Jo jedna od meni dra ih uredni kih kupovina Nesvakida nja knjiga, tema o kojoj ranije ni ta nismo znali, a sada zahvaljuju i ovoj knjizi i seriji koja je prikazivana pro le godine i mi ne to vi e znamo o tom periodu iz gr ke istorijeNa alost, u Srbiji knjiga nije odmah za ivela zbog neadekvatnih korica koje nisu bile moj izbor, promenjene su za drugo izdanje , dok je u Hrvatskoj odmah postala hit Ono to je meni kao uredniku uvek najdra e jeste to da je pri a o njoj kru ila od usta do usta i da j [...]


  3. I had great hopes that this would be a good book.But life can be disappointing at times This was one of the worst written books I have read in a long time Chunks of unnecessarty exposition, character motivations eplained to the nth degree, dialogue avoided likewell, like it was leprosy.If you like your characters spoon fed to you, and every meaningful scene ducked I mean, why didn t we get to see the last evening she and her husband had together What exactly did they say , well, this is the book [...]


  4. You must pay the rent the evil villain roared, twirling his diabolical mustache He was her landlord, and he was an impatient man But I can t pay the rent swooned the beautiful, hapless heroine She was his tenant Her breathtaking beauty was matched only by her saintliness She was always being taken advantage of by the wicked people around her, yet she was committed to remaining good You must pay the rent But I can t pay the rent I ll pay the rent shouted the mysterious stranger He was known for r [...]


  5. The background to this story is so well researched that you feel as if it is a truthful account of events surrounding the lives of those suffering from leprosy in Crete during the Second World War, and their families and friends There is love and tragedy, betrayal and loyalty, deceit and courage.Thankfully, both medicinal science and the attitude of society to serious illness have made massive advances since those days.Once you have started reading this book, you will become captivated, and will [...]


  6. I have never written a review or reccomendation before i wont tell the story line because there are many revews here that have already done that, not to mention the blurb Instead i will tell you why it s one of my all time favourites another being Birds Without Wings by Louis de Berniere why I recommend it to anyone who will listen, even my husband who also loved it So anyone who might give it a miss thinking its a chick lit don t it does have romance but it s much than that I chose the Island [...]


  7. This book was awesome I read it on my honeymoon, while I was laying on the beach, and I couldn t put it down I read the whole thing in two days I would recommend this book to anyone interested in European history I learned a ton about leprosy and the stigma associated with the disease I think we all know a bit about leprosy, but it was really enlightening about the overall topic, especially since it is still an epidemic in many third world countries The female characters were also very interesti [...]


  8. I have mixed feelings about this book The primary subject matter of the book was well researched and very interesting and original that of the fate of Leprosy sufferers in pre war and wartime Greece I found this aspect of the book very interesting, the experimental treatments, the descriptions of how they organised their lives on the island and set up a democracy, the emotions surrounding being forcibly taken away from your families and made to live in isolation I didn t know a lot about leprosy [...]



  9. I enjoyed this novel so much that halfway thru it I ordered Victoria Hislop s next book The writing style is fantastic The descriptions are eloquent without being pompous or overdone The characters are like everyday people, if a bit exagerated It starts with Alexis, a young woman trying to get to the bottom of her mother s strange and mysterious past while vacationing in Crete I would like to note here that it is NOT like the Forgotten Garden for those of you that are not fond of time jumping Af [...]


  10. I always wanted to go to Greece in literature and now I have Let me tell you, it was worth the trip in this story too This book is like getting postcards from all the places you have never been to and now don t want to For Home is gone and it is now in every one of those places you will never visit.Highly recommended.


  11. Este foi o segundo livro de Victoria Hislop que li, depois de diversas meninas dos f runs me terem persuadido a ler, especialmente a Vera Neves, afirmando ser ainda melhor que o A Arca Mas uma vez tiveram raz o Antes de mais devo congratular a autora pelo seu exaustivao trabalho de pesquisa acerca da lepra Todos n s j ouvimos falar da lepra, nem que tenha sido, como eu, na catequese e na leitura da B blia ou, se recordam do pai de um dos personagens de Braveheart, n o me recordo agora o nome del [...]


  12. I enjoyed the book partly because the island that the story centers on was the view from our terrace during our honeymoon but also because of the unique topic of the story It was a quick and enjoyable read though I think was weak in a few ways As with many novels that combine the past and the present with the past being the focus, the scenes in the present were not as well written and lacked depth and development I thought Alexis struggle over her relationship with Ed was totally irrelevant and [...]


  13. Uma lind ssima hist ria sobre mudan a, resili ncia, segundas oportunidades, segredos e claro, amor.A autora escreve de forma cativante e interessante sobre um tema pouco ou nada abordado em literatura a Doen a de Hansen ase, ou como mais conhecida, lepra Uma doen a t o antiga, quanto estigmatizante.Adoro estes livros que para al m do seu car ter l dico t m sempre uma componente hist ria e informativa.Altamente recomend vel


  14. Knjiga mi se svidjela, radnja me dr ala znati eljnom od prve do zadnje stranice Svidjela mi se snaga nekih ljubavnih prica, svidjeli su mi se likovi, iako neki mo da nisu najbolje razra eni Ali moram priznati da se sla em s nekim komentarima koje sam pro itala, stil pisanja je poprili no jednostavan, u po etku je to ok ali do kraja knjige malo dojadi Sve u svemu, lijepa pri a, spisateljica me ipak uspjela uvu i u nju, u ivala sam pa stoga pet zvjezdica.


  15. Beautifully imagined, well researched and evocatively told, Victoria Hislop s The Island recreates a leper colony of the 1930s and follows its inmates and neighbors on the Island of Crete through the Second World War to the present day The theme of searching for identity is well served as the author follows characters whose identities have been stolen by disease some losing their physical self image, others half destroyed mentally by loss of family and friends The agony of ostracism, the fear of [...]


  16. I have watched the Greek series based on the book so I knew what was going on, but still I loved the book I agree that there are many long descriptions but I don t think they make the book boring I think they gave life to the book I heard many people complaining about the author s language I read the book in Greek but I don t think the English original version could be bad I liked the way Greece was described It was a realistic portrait of Greece It is obvious Hislop painted her book with vivid [...]


  17. A beach read with a heart was one of the promo lines on the book s cover It s true that the author writes about emotions of love and loss, but my emotions certainly weren t engaged by the downs and ups of the story, and it does seems to be downs than ups None of her characters truly comes alive, characters are bluntly and repetitively described rather than revealed or heard through their own voices in dialogue.Her writing style is uninspired And, as others have noted, we didn t need the clumsy [...]


  18. A really enjoyable read, albeit out of my usual genres That said being a real Hellenophile and having a number of Cretan friends, I was always going to enjoy it I do not know the area described in the book at all well, my friends live nearer Rethymno, but I have flown in over Spinalonga many times and was aware of its history The story was woven well into the history of both Crete and the Isle of Spinalonga Would recommend to anyone with a love of Greece or Crete, or just looking for a genuinely [...]


  19. 21 1 I think this book desperately wanted to be a non fiction history book, but maybe Hislop was unable to find any stories from real residents of Spinalonga so was forced to write it with fictional ones I was very interested in the story of the inhabitants of the island, the treatments used for leprosy before the cure was found, and what the eventual cure was, but Hislop s writing created a huge distance between me and all of her characters My experience reading this reminded me of reading a dr [...]


  20. I am afraid I really didn t get along with this book at all It is fairly easy to read and has some interesting subject matter but I feel it takes a scatter gun approach, putting in a little bit of everything, and failing to hit any target The book covers 70 years of Cretan history and 4 generations of a family We get information on leprosy, the way it was treated, medically, socially and officially Hislop includes a range of incidents that took place on and around Spinalonga, which appear to hav [...]


  21. When I first read its reviews, I got a completely wrong impression of this book and was even reluctant to read it, expecting it to be a melodramatic account of a Mediterranean romance Then a colleague of mine told me she had given it as a reading assignment to her class, so I thought there was to it than met the eye It is not only an intricate family saga of four generations, but also a faithful rendering of life in a rural Cretan community and on the isolated island of Spinalonga from the 1930 [...]


  22. I really liked the idea for this book, I found it really interesting, but I found the story poorly written Set on a Greek Island, the excuse for the main character to go to the former leper colony was contrived, and didn t make much sense to me Why her mother would have simply cut off contact with everyone she knew I didn t really understand I didn t engage with any of the characters as I felt they had little substance behind them They seemed to be very clear cut one was good and one was bad whi [...]




  23. The Island is definitely on my best read books list This is a beautifully written story with characters so convincing that I had to keep reminding myself that the book is in fact fiction The book brought back fond memories of my trip to Crete a few years ago and I regret now not having visited Spinalonga However if I do go back I will definitely make that boat trip.



  24. Nors i knyg tikriausiai da niausiai aptikdavau nukainot , su vairiomis akcijomis, ji mano akies niekada nepatrauk Tiksliau nepatrauk tas vir elis nemielas, negra us ir nei kalbingas jis man atrodydavo O juk pirmas knygos vertinimas ir yra b tent vizualus Ta iau jau kuris laikas mane persekiojo labai geri komentarai, rekomendacijos ir si lymai perskaityti i knyg Kaip ty ia ji ramiausiai sau gul jo mano mylimos bibliotekos lentynoje Ir kod l gi nepaband ius, pasvars iau Pasvars iau, pasi miau, per [...]


  25. Alexis Fielding is on the brink of making the biggest decision of her life and almost as a distraction fixates on the mystery of her mother s life, her childhood that she refused to talk about All through her childhood Sofia had received letters with Greek stamps on intermittently though Alexis s childhood but when she is visiting Greece with her long standing boyfriend she tells her mother that she would visit the place where Sofia had grown up, Plaka and Sofia relented and gave her a letter to [...]


  26. I loved every minute of this book So beautifully written I just didn t want it to end It started quite slowly, but I persevered and once I got into it I just couldn t put it down The story is about a girl who wants to find out about her family history, only to discover under the layers of secrecy from her mother a story of betrayal and pain, accented by so much love of those that held it all together and tried to build a life despite the pitfalls.The description of the places, both historical a [...]


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