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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 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 form of correlation and link that can be obvious or be in the midst of oblivion The writing was blissful the vocabulary used drove me to adoration The ending line of each story had my heart pining for but also feeling fulfilled An author and book that I highly suggest you pick up

Summary Labels and Other Stories

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

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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 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 Berni res that made me pick this up for another go around 3 months later before returning it to the library I m so glad I didThere is some surrealism here stories which don t necessarily have a solid place and time and which have magical elements A strong thread running through were stories set in South America and this continent was painted in a captivating light with folk tales contrasted alongside the reality of abusive relationships and the at times dangerous streetsThere were some moments of real humour Andouil and Andouillette had me laughing aloud whil


About the Author: Louis de Bernières

Novelist Louis de Bernières was born in London in 1954 He joined the army at 18 but left after spending four months at Sandhurst After graduating from the Victoria University of Manchester he took a postgraduate certificate in Education at Leicester Polytechnic and obtained his MA at the University of London Before writing full time he held many varied jobs including landscape gardener motor



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 short books suitable for busy peopleThankyou Louis

  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 b

  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 Two Dolphins The Turks Are So Wonderful with Children making it the experience

  4. says:

    An interesting collection of his short stories There's a treat within that anyone who has read Captain Corelli's Mandolin should enjo

  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 there with the characterseven in the stories disliked there were fine passages I admiredGreat variety of mood fr

  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 difficul

  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 tre

  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 form of correlation and link that can be obvious or be in the midst of oblivion The writing was blissful the vocabulary used drove me to adoration The ending line of each story had my heart pining for but also feeling fulfilled An author and book that I highly suggest you pick up

  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 o

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