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  • Paperback: 839 pages
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press (15 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586174908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586174903
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael O'Brien, iconographer, painter, and writer, is the popular author of many best-selling novels including Father Elijah, The Father's Tale, Eclipse of the Sun, Sophia House, Theophilos, and Island of the World. His novels have been translated into twelve languages and widely reviewed in both secular and religious media in North America and Europe. He lives in Ontario with his wife, Sheila, and family.


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Format: Hardcover
Michael D. O'Brien is such a gifted author. When i heard he had released a new novel i wasted no time in buying it. Again i did not regret doing so. I spent the Advent season reading this book and i felt like I was in the skin of the main character, Josip Lasta. I could not put the book down; i was again so emotionally involved in one of O'Brien's main characters. I had to keep telling myself, "It's only a book". I shed so many tears I had to put the book away for a time and told myself to "forget about it". This book really helped me to prepare for the spirit of Christmas.

The Island of the World is set in the context of World War II and the entire region of Yugoslavia is torn by conflicting factions: German and Italian occupying armies, and the rebel forces that resist them--the fascist Ustashe, Serb nationalist Chetniks, and Communist Partisans. As events gather momentum, hell breaks loose, and the young and the innocent are caught in the path of great evils. The novel follows the agony and the rising of Josip Lasta, the main character. From Childhood to old age you follow Josip's life which is touched by both despair and by God's providential blessings. But the real story is Josip's spiritual journey. He has to learn to regain his faith in God, which was so strong as a child but lost as a result of the evil he encounters. We see him, through the course of the novel, struggling with anger and hatred towards the people who turned his childhood world into turmoil. The real climax is when he encounters a mysterious figure, a priest in St Peter's Square (who is really Christ) and as a result sees that God had indeed been with him even in the midst of deep evil.
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Format: Hardcover
I have never written a book review before, but felt I had to share my thoughts on this book. It is just wonderful, beautifully written, sad, thought provoking, a book every Catholic should read. I love it so much that I shall be buying extra copies for Christmas presents. It's very rare to find such a gem of a book and I cannot recomment it highly enough. You really wont regret reading such a fantastic book.
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Format: Paperback
This is a superb book and I could not recommend it highly enough. It is one of the most incredible books ever written and the way in which it is written is nothing short of sublime. The imagery used, the language used and the way in which the story unfolds is one which will entice you and keep you entranced long after you have finished reading the book.It is a very easy book to read and it is quite difficult to put it down!
This book is simply astounding and it is one which I would urge everyone to read as it will captivate you and more importantly it will get to to really view life through a different lens and you will be thinking about the consequences of the life Josip Lasta long after you finish reading it!
Quite simply put this is a brilliantly written book!
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This is a very moving book and one of the most meaningful I have read. I highly recommend it. do not be put off by the length of the book - the story is gripping and personal with wonderful links across the years. The imagery is powerful and the wisdom insightful. I have read it 3 times already in the past 2 years and each time I am moved to tears in certain places.
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