Louis de Bernières (Free read online) Labels and Other Stories

Louis de Bernières  7 review

Lecting luxury tinned cat food labels posting fish to the President falling in love with dolphin deities and dining with Brazilian street thieves And in ‘Gunter Weber's Confession’ we return once to the Greek An interesting collection of his short stories There s a treat within that anyone who has read Captain Corelli s Mandolin should enjoy One of the stories Labels is a peculiar tale about a collector of catfood tin labels Velvet Submission (Club Velvet Ice, in love with dolphin deities and dining with Brazilian street thieves And Oil Painting in ‘Gunter Weber's Confession’ we return once to the Greek An Putins Russia interesting collection of his short stories There s a treat within that anyone who has read Captain Corelli s Mandolin should enjoy One of the stories Labels Seducida (Esclava victoriana, is a peculiar tale about a collector of catfood tin labels

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Labels and Other Stories

Island of Captain Corelli's Mandolin and its much loved charactersFull of wit charm and warmth Labels and Other Stories shows the imaginative range and uniue storytelling power of one of our msot treasured writers Dark mystical comforting humorous terrifying and terrific this book works like a slow poison causing an unexplainable terror and unease that stays with you for hours The first three out of fourteen chapters would take you so deep into the trenches of your subtlest fears that it might be impossible for you to get out of it After that the next eleven chapters just play tricks with your mind making it bask in the warmth of emotions when it starts expecting trouble and then suddenly clouding a bright sunny day The choice of the last chapter couldn t have been better The slow poison finally makes you sense that the poison resides within all of ussome of us have chosen to come to terms with it It s everything that I was looking for It would take me days now to get over my stupor

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Transporting us to all corners of the globe the tales in Louis de Bernières’ worldly and entertaining collection Labels and Other Stories feature a cast of unlikely and unforgettable heroes who can be found col I m not going to give this an overall rating as I found the uality of the stories to be extremely variable at least in so far as they held my interest As a general rule of thumb I found the South American ones to be of least interest whereas the contemporary ones I enjoyed Funnily enough I only just realised by employing the word contemporary in that previous sentence that I do in fact think of the South American stories to be set in the imprecisely defined past somewhere mid 20th century at the latest although I m not certain that s ever made explicit in the text Anyway there are a couple of real gems here my favourites being Romance on the Underground and The Deposit half a dozen good ones and a few clunkers Worth a read though especially for the gems


10 thoughts on “Labels and Other Stories

  1. says:

    Lovely lovely collection The imagination of this man is incredible They’re stories that I feel have flickered in dreams Perfectly formed and genuinely entertaining definitely going to be in my book club reading list we focus on sho

  2. says:

    I'm not going to give this an overall rating as I found the uality of the stories to be extremely variable at least in so far as they held my interest As a general rule of thumb I found the South American ones to be of least interest whereas the contemporary ones I enjoyed Funnily enough I only just realised by employing

  3. says:

    I’ve been meaning to read something by Louis de Bernières for years now and I’m happy to say that I finally got myself to do itLabels and Other Stories is a collection of stories in many different places around the world The stories are at times uirky yet meaningful eg Stupid Gringo Labels while also being completely weird eg

  4. says:

    An interesting collection of his short stories There's a treat within that anyone who has read Captain Corelli's Mandolin should enjoy One of the stories Labels is a peculiar tale about a collector of catfood tin labels

  5. says:

    Hard to work out a rating as the stories individually rated on my enjoyment were from two right up to fivebut maybe only my personal taste was involvedThe writing is of the highest ordervery vivid and you are immediately t

  6. says:

    As others have said it is hard to give a solid starred review to a series of short stories and it is particularly difficult here as I found they did have uite a great varianceI read the first 2 stories and put this book down not having felt connected with it at all It was only a previous enjoyment of 'Blue Dog' also by Louis de Bernières that made me pick this up for another go around 3 months later before returning it to the library I'

  7. says:

    Dark mystical comforting humorous terrifying and terrific this book works like a slow poison causing an unexplainable terror and unease that stays with you for hours The first three out of fourteen chapters would take you so deep into the trenches of your subtlest fears that it might be impossible for you to get out of it After that

  8. says:

    What an absolutely magnificent read Every word enticed me and my desire to read on The beauty of short stories is that all have a fo

  9. says:

    A wonderfully eclectic collection of stories 'slices of life' in this amusing writer's style of imaginative settings colourful char

  10. says:

    Great collection of stories taking the reader around the globe Variable uality but none of them badly written some of them excellent; a mix of hilarity myth magic and corny jokes A pleasure to read and enjoyably entertaining

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