Lunch with Mussolini

Lunch with Mussolini In the spring of with the end of the Second World War in sight a German officer orders the reprisal shooting of eight woman in a small alpine village near Lake Como Nearly fifty years later in

  • Title: Lunch with Mussolini
  • Author: Derek Hansen
  • ISBN: 9780749319953
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the spring of 1945, with the end of the Second World War in sight, a German officer orders the reprisal shooting of eight woman in a small alpine village near Lake Como.Nearly fifty years later, in a suburb of Sydney, the daughter of one of the victims discovers her mother s executioner quietly living under an assumed name a few streets away.Aware of the impotence of thIn the spring of 1945, with the end of the Second World War in sight, a German officer orders the reprisal shooting of eight woman in a small alpine village near Lake Como.Nearly fifty years later, in a suburb of Sydney, the daughter of one of the victims discovers her mother s executioner quietly living under an assumed name a few streets away.Aware of the impotence of the law, Colombina is determined to avenge the past She makes up her mind to confront the old man and make him pay for his crime.Colombina in turn is forced to confront her own past and her own involvement.In Lunch with Mussolini four men meet every Thursday to share their passion for storytelling.Derek Hansen weaves a gripping tale of romance and tragedy, heroism and treachery, which twists and turns to an ending as stunning as it is unexpected.

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    1. Till the very last chapter, I was going to give a 5-star to this perfectly-built book. Characters, stories, and links between them were cleverly manufactured and described. the last part was a lukewarm ending, though. Maybe, its first parts being amazingly written required more than a casual ending.Going through this story, you can find ordinary people, a war made them enemies. There is no one completely good or extremely bad. every person has good sides and bad sides. You see a German general d [...]

    2. Derek Hansen is a master of fiction. How this book has not received more reviews is beyond me. He tells his story through the mouth of Lucio, one of five older men who meet at Gancio’s restaurant every Thursday. It’s Lucio’s turn to narrate a story but this story proves to be the most challenging of his and their lives. Hansen is impeccable and masterful as he weaves his magic making this book one that is truly impossible to put down.There are a vast number of characters dispersed between [...]

    3. This is the second novel I’ve read by this author and what a fine story teller he is ! Derek seems to have the knack of interweaving multiple characters into a clever and believable narrative. I found it very easy to become immersed into the story . This is an engaging account of life during the Second World War both in Germany and Italy and the fall out effects on later generations. I really enjoyed it.

    4. N.B. My review for Lunch With Mussolini starts the same as with Lunch With A Soldier.Derek Hansen’s ‘lunch with’ series is a compelling read. Four old guys meet every week at the same restaurant for lunch in Sydney and each takes turns at telling a story. The invisible line of fact vs fiction is often blurred with masterful story-telling and the listeners (the mates of whichever old guy is telling his/the story) and readers are often not sure what to believe and what to not.Well written fi [...]

    5. A really well written book, which I enjoyed with reservations. In my opinion there was way too much historical information padding out the story. I have no objection to being educated as well as reading for enjoyment, but Mr Hansen delivers way too much education, interspersed with not enough of a really good tale. For those who want a blow-by-blow depiction of what happened in WW2, there are many excellent books for their perusal - to include so much detail in a work of fiction is taking one aw [...]

    6. Another brilliant lunch date with these five (Gancio became one of the group in this book) gentlemen. Centres around Hitler's assault on the world with an Italian twist, hence Mussolini and fascism play a strong role. You get to experience history from inside the Italian north at this time and what the partisans were doing for the war effort. The story then reveals a modern day dilemma that gets more intriguing as you read. You can tell these books are so well researched and the writing is power [...]

    7. Hansen has done so many things so well in this novel. I am captivated by the way he uses a solitary, fairly ubiquitous setting - a restaurant in the present tense - to anchor the main story which, as the title suggests, hearkens back to the 1940s. The manner in which the main historical story is entwined with the present tense, the story teller and his audience is clever indeed. As a reader, I felt empathy for the listeners in the novel because they were suddenly confronted with the 'reality' th [...]

    8. A Ken Follett-esque WWII romance/drama/whodunnit. Presents both sides - several sides? - of the conflict objectively and informatively. I could have done without the intermissions, but they are skippable.

    9. I am loving this series , the author is so clever and presents his stories from the viewpoint of the storyteller which makes you think about other sides. Absolutely brilliant but quite heavy going at times

    10. It's a tad bit over-written, the stories are told by a group of guys who swap tales over lunch. I found myself skimming the narrator's part to get back to the story. Still a worthwhile read.

    11. 4 stars. Rare for an author to bring the story to such a strong conclusion. Loved the way narrative unfolded, but because of the nature of the story it was very much told, rather than shown.

    12. Derek Hansen's LUNCH WITH MUSSOLINI is the most enjoyable book I have read in some time. I recommend it.

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