Banned Books Week - September 24 - 30

Monday, November 7, 2011

Book Review: The Art of War by Angela Panayotopulos

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My thoughts:
When I first started reading The Art of War, I wasn't so sure if I liked it, but as I kept reading, I realized that there was no way I could not like this book.  The author's prose is so descriptive and engaging, I couldn't help but get lost in the story.  The characters are so diverse and interesting and I found myself caring for them more and more as the story progressed.  As with any book set during WWII and Nazi occupation, the atrocities are vivid and unforgettable.  The imagery is burned into my mind, which is good story wise, but not so good for the emotions.  However, this novel is not your typical tale about a village oppressed and terrorized by Nazis.  It is so much more.  A beautifully told story about a family separated by the harsh realities of war, The Art of War is a novel that will stay with you long after reading the last page. 

About the book:
An unforgivable war... An unforgettable love... An inconceivable secret...

Once upon a war, three ethnicities are catapulted together on the island of Mythaki. A Nazi discriminated for his conscience. An artist whose iconography becomes her worst nightmare. A rebel soldier whose heart begs for desertion. An officer who taints a village with his madness. And a WWII-ravaged Greece that pulses with the blood and love of its children.

Weaving themes of Greek mythology and Norse lore, The Art of War: a Novel explores both the brightest and darkest facets of mankind. Here, life can be at once a Heaven and a Hell.

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Stop back by on Friday when I will be hosting a guest post from Angela.




FTC Disclosure:  I received an eBook copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.  I received no monetary compensation.

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  1. Sounds like a fascinating book. Thanks for putting it on my radar. I'll link to your review on War Through the Generations.

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