David Lundberg

"author of OLYMPIC WANDERING: Time Travel Through Greece"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (148 of 160)
Location: Greensboro, NC, USA
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,612,594 - Total Helpful Votes: 148 of 160
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
DeBernieres did a masterful job with this book, after honing his skills on earlier Latin novels. His portrayals of the Greek characters are fresh and alive. Occasionally his passages are so gripping that I've practically memorized them, and I return to read them again and again. This is a stellar job of weaving a historical novel around a beautiful Greek woman and the men who love her: her father, a Greek boy friend, and an Italian lieutenant. War, romance, intrigue! This book takes you to another world.

An excellent piece of work, attested to by its phenomenal success in Britain.
Dinner with Persephone by Patricia Storace
Dinner with Persephone by Patricia Storace
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Storace is an excellent writer. I marvel at how much she picked up only spending one year in Greece. She writes with great detail, almost brutal honesty, and in so doing, produced an earthy and provocative look at Greece with a foreigner's insightful analysis. With Patricia you smell the herbs, the smog, and the perspiration. "No holds barred" travel writing!
The Colossus of Maroussi by H Miller
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless snapshot!, 23 April 2007
I've read Miller's book countless times and always feel I'm traveling in Greece again. His writing and characters are larger than life (particularly Katsimbalis, the "Colossus" referenced in the title). The only book by Miller that I've really enjoyed, his passion for the subject makes up for any shortfalls. This is fine travel writing: personal philosophy, politics, and crystal clear word pictures of a unique land and people, delivered with respect and affection. Henry Miller's tribute to Greece - a vivid snapshot of a timeless culture!