5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Compelling, evocative, wonderful,
This review is from: On Green Dolphin Street (Paperback)
I cannot believe the negative reviews this wonderful book has received. Perhaps I lack background, as this is the first Faulks novel I have read, but I thought it was wonderful. Evocative of the era, full of texture and vivid descriptive prose; I could intimately feel the cold air of Moscow, the cosy claustrophobia of Cold War America, the homely comforts of England... A fantastic read.
I for one would LOVE to see a film of this novel, if anyone wants to make it! So long it was exactly as the book, changing nothing (especially the wistful ending), and it would be a classic in the traditional 'French' film genre, IMHO.
Highly recommended, especially if you enjoyed books like 'Chocolat', 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' and 'The Unfortunates', a real asset to the modern fiction lover's bookcase.