what a marvelous book! I was really deep in it and could not stay away from its pages!
I visited Spinalonga during a trip to Crete. After hearing much about the book I decided to buy it. Turned out to be a great story.
Up until half way it was quite predictable and it didnt seem like the main character, Maria, plays a very important role. But the second half really sucked me in and made me love Maria.
I really enjoyed this book, it isn't just a summer reading. I found everything in this book: love (every kind of love), passion, sadness, history, nice places, rage, envy, friendship, strenght, death.
It's hard to put down this book. When I finished it I wanted to know more about Spinalonga and its inhabitants, I find it very interesting and something that we all should know. I found out that this island is very nice and I hope to visit it soon.
The characters are all very realistic, it seems you had known them for a lifetime. Some scenes are really moving, it seems to really see this people, the lepers and their relatives, and the sea and the island with its houses and walls...
You cand find some nice pictures of Spinalonga here:
PS: I'm sorry for my poor english......Continua
Found it quite slow, albeit very descriptive. The end was more gripping it just took a little while to get there