There are so many books I could do for this topic, but I think I’ll post one that I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet in this edition of the 30 Day Book Challenge (and if I have, oops, oh well).
I wish more people would read Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières. It’s one of my favourite novels of all time, which probably has something to do with my choice here, but there’s more to it than that. You see, there’s a film adaptation of this novel that is absolutely awful. Louis de Bernières himself isn’t that fond of it if my memory serves me correct, and I am yet to hear one person say a good thing about it. Sadly, for a lot of people that is their main contact with the story, and so they are reluctant to read the novel, which makes me sad because it is such a brilliant book. It’s funny and tragic all at the same time, as it weaves a love story during a time when invading armies would take over whole towns in Europe during WWII, and there is just that beauty that always exists in war stories when we see the best and worst of mankind simultaneously.
If you haven’t read this book, and you feel unsure because you’ve seen or heard about the movie, forget about the film and just read it. Trust me, it’s amazing.
What’s a book you wish more people would read?