The Last Dance: And Other Stories (2020)

The Last Dance And Other Stories Ten short stories by the million copy best selling author of the island the return and the thread collected in a beautiful demy format hardback edition Three of these stories were previously publishe
  • Title: The Last Dance: And Other Stories
  • Author: Victoria Hislop
  • ISBN: 9780755396276
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ten short stories by the million copy best selling author of the island, the return and the thread collected in a beautiful demy format hardback edition Three of these stories were previously published in Victoria Hislop s ebook collection, One Cretan Evening In ten powerful stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree lined squares oTen short stories by the million copy best selling author of the island, the return and the thread collected in a beautiful demy format hardback edition Three of these stories were previously published in Victoria Hislop s ebook collection, One Cretan Evening In ten powerful stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree lined squares of Greek villages As she evokes their distinct atmosphere, she brings vividly to life a host of unforgettable characters, from a lonesome priest to battling brothers, and from an unwanted stranger to a groom troubled by music and memory These bittersweet tales of love and loyalty, of separation and reconciliation, captured in Victoria Hislop s unique voice, will stay with you long after you reach the end.
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    1. General rating for the whole book 3 stars 10 , , , , Hardcover , .Specific rating for each story 1 The Priest and the Parrot 3,5 stars2 The Kafenion 3 stars3 Aflame in Athens 2 stars4 The Zacharoplasteion 3,5 stars5 The peripteron 1,5 star6 One Cretan Evening 3 stars7 The Butcher Of Karapoli 2,5 to 3 stars8 The Lesson 3 stars9 The Pine Tree 3 to 3,5 stars10 The Last Dance 2,5 to 3 stars , , , , , , , .

    2. This was ludicrously bad I ve not read anything quite so terrible in a long while It s not just that the characters were one dimensional and the writing painfully bad The buildings were warmly characterful but that the stories were, to put it simply, pointless Writing short stories is an art You have to set the scene, describe the characters, and tell a tale all within a limited word count Some authors rise to this challenge Victoria Hislop didn t.The banality of her stories can be summed up in [...]

    3. Now I really enjoyed these stories, but I can understand that to get the most out of them you have to be a real Hellenophile.The author s understanding and insight into the Greek people is wonderfully perceptive Some of the stories are sad, some are happy, but they are all truly a joy to read.

    4. This delightful book of short Greek stories from Victoria Hislop, sweetens the memory greatly A decade ago, while in Melbourne, Australia, I was often treated to a lot of old Greek films, being televised at nights, from a Geelong seaside area channel Hence, I straightaway drew an easy familiarity with the closely entwined Greek communities that sought their solace from various everyday entanglements still caught in a series of faithful and rigid traditions, as carefully painted by Hislop How sen [...]

    5. This slim volume says an endorsement on the classic historical work 1066 And All That Which is about what I feel about this collection of short stories Definitely slender Interesting titbits of Greek life, some characteristics and characters that go beyond the Mediterranean stereotypes of those as ignorant as me, but not a lot else Apart from the stories The Priest and the Parrot and The Lesson , there really isn t sufficient justification for the printing of this book Which is a shame, as the a [...]

    6. C est encore une plong e fabuleuse et d paysante, vers un ailleurs ensoleill et radieux, sauf lorsqu on d poussi re les vieilles photos de famille, l ombre d une terrasse, et qu on coute les souvenirs remonter la surface Guerre civile d Espagne, 1936 1939 La famille Ramirez, le couple, 3 fils, 1 fille Tous pris dans la temp te, au nom de l amour, du d sespoir, du sacrifice ou du d vouement Un r cit de feu et de sang Poignant, mouvant mais magique M me si la construction de l histoire rappelle L [...]

    7. This is a great collection of short stories to read on a nice summer s day It is composed of ten short stories which all are about every day Greek life The stories are short and sweet, sometimes sad but always beautifully written Victoria Hislop is one of my favorite writers, her previous books The Island and The Thread moved me a lot Especially the fact that I have so many Greek colleagues now who have taught me quite a few Greek words, made me enjoy this collection of short stories than I wou [...]

    8. Disappointingly boring I don t think short stories are the author s strong point every time something was about to start happening, the story immediately ended, so every story was dull and ended too abruptly Once upon a time, some totally Greek people were in Greece They did nothing for a while Then something happened They felt conflicted about the thing that had happened The end I read this because my mother and sister both said her novel The Island was great, so perhaps Victoria Hisplop is bet [...]

    9. Short stories are IMHO tricky territory I think that Hislop has done a good job here though There was enough depth of character crafted to allow me to empathise with the characters or to feel some other emotion towards them The fact that they were set in Greece was always going to be a winner with me

    10. A book with than one short stories All of them take place in Greece It s hard to talk about these stories but I can say that my favorite one was the The last dance which was pretty romantic, about a love story that was meant not to survive, although they loved each other.

    11. This is a quirky little book which I picked up after a visit to Athens hoping it would capture some of the pretty Greek city between its pages Some of the stories have a bit of a moral to them particularly the Kafenion which tells the story of twin brothers who get an equal share in their fathers caf but are forever jealous of the other and find it difficult to share The Periptero is another little story that holds a bit of moral within the tale, telling the story of a young flashy man who flaun [...]

    12. Une histoire familiale sur fond de guerre civile espagnole Grenade et une h ro ne passionn e de danse et plus pr cis ment de salsa, voil d j des l ments qui veillent fortement ma curiosit.J ai naturellement beaucoup aim toutes les parties en relation avec la danse, que ce soit le flamenco de Mercedes ou la salsa de Sonia, des univers qui correspondent en tout cas ce que je peux en conna tre Sans compter que Victoria Hislop a su m insuffler l envie d aller d couvrir Grenade L ann e prochaine, peu [...]

    13. HISLOP, Victoria The Last Dance and Other Stories , London 2012An English woman who lives in Greece and writes about Greece Foreigners often know about the country than the locals In this book, Mrs Hislop makes short accounts of typical Greek institutions The history of a coffee house Kafenion The life of a young Greek Orthodox priest and his access to a woman from the village How a young student who comes from the countryside to Athens and how she deals with student demonstrations An unmarried [...]

    14. i must admit most people seem to have read VICTORIA HISLOP AND HER LONG NOVELS THE island and the thread but i have not at least not yet , i quite enjoy short stories as u can quicly read them but do have their downfalls as u may want to know your characters a bit deeper I liked the history aspect of the stories and how one story told how grudges from years ago still stand with various consequence s Alot of short story s do tend to have morals and think will remember the young school boys and th [...]

    15. Un roman qui promettait des nouvelles entrecrois es, qui finalement ne s entrecroisent pas du tout, premi re d ception Deuxi me, j aurais aim s entir plus la Gr ce, je lisais justement cette auteure pour me lancer dans mes souvenirs de voyage et revivre la Gr ce travers la lecture On la sent ici et l , par moment, mais trop peu pour que cela face une r elle diff rence Le style est doux, fluide, facile lire, mais les nouvelles sont un peu trop simple pour moi, des tranches de vies sans clat et sa [...]

    16. Wonderful read, very vivid description of greek life and values.A couple of short stories.Usually not a short story fan I received this book in a book exchange and have basically only started reading it cause it was small and good as a travel book It was surprisingly lovely and covers political problems as well as everyday life in Greece.I enjoyed it massively.

    17. I loved The Island from the same author, and was somewhat disappointed over this collection of novels They did not move me in anyway or have a strong enough message or story I did not finish reading it.

    18. I finished this book quiet a while ago i just never updated it.Some of the stories i didn t understand but good quick read.

    19. Well written stories but somehow unsatisfying.Don t really know why They felt like samplers or ideas that never quite took off.

    20. i ve always read the reviews on the back of books describing them as a travel book that will take you to another place or that they are so well written you feel yourself actually in that place however i have never felt it before with any book until nowThis book is so remarkably well written with small details that i could see myself visiting greece every time i pick it up it could just be for my current greek obsession but this book is so amazing and portraying the greek life well it is so my ki [...]

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