- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2199 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Publisher: lulu.com; 1 edition (5 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AXLLE5G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,966 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
A Novel by John Manuel.
This first novel from John Manuel, author of four books about life and living in Greece, is a revelation.
A story mostly centred upon the lives of four main characters and the twists and turns that life is capable of throwing at all of us.
This book is a "must" for any Grecophile if only for the vivid descriptions of the journey of the book's main character, Allyson, throughout Greece to her final destination, settling in Lindos on the island of Rhodes.
As a resident of Rhodes himself John Manuel shows his love, affection and knowledge of this island in such a way that anyone who has ever visited can only be infected by his prose and detailed depictions of Lindos - both during the busy Summer months as well as the true beauty of this ancient village in the Winter time.
His book's secondary characters serve beautifully to enhance the book's main charm, which in my opinion, is encapsulated in the book's opening quote from Proverbs: 18:13... "To answer before listening - this is folly and shame."
To read this book and not see the beauty in the tragedy that so many people experience in the course of this life is... to answer before listening.
Having just read the other reviews of this book I would like to say to John: I want to know about Claire & Julia's subsequent lives!
It was this that led me initially to reading John Manuel's blog , and his previous travel memoirs (which I can also recommend - very funny and his love of Greece shines through - as any like minded Grecophile will pick up on)
I read The View from Kleobolos on my very recent holiday on Rhodes (always helps to read them in the right environment - but you will be transported there anyway once you get into the book)
Loved it !- very easy to get into , and all the way through I couldn't help but imagine it as a Richard Curtis type production -(remember you heard it here first !) a great story.
Ps - can I have first dibs at playing Claire ; ) .
I don't want to say too much more as I don't want to spoil the ending of the story, suffice to say that I enjoyed it so much that I bought the prequel "A Brief Moment of Sunshine" and am enjoying this just as much
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great read from an author who transports you from England to Greece with wonderful descriptions and characters. Well worth a read ,Published 18 months ago by iwb
A nicely written story and whether or not you have been to Lindos, you can imagine you are there wandering through the tiny streets with th characters.Published 20 months ago by alicat
Read this on holiday in Rhodes which added to my enjoyment. Well written with believable characters and fantastic descriptions of Rhodes and Lindos especially.Published 22 months ago by K PRICE
Loved this one just as much as A Brief Moment of Sunshine. The descriptions of Rhodes and Lindos in particular are brought to vivid life by John's writing. Read morePublished on 13 May 2014 by JR