Manthos A. Mattheou

 
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Birthday: Feb. 22
In My Own Words:
Obviously, as one can gather by the nature of my reviews, I do like reading. I only wish I actually had more free time in which to read. My job as a District Court Judge does involve a lot of piecemeal reading, of a rather fragmentary nature aimed at gathering information which can offer answers to questions raised by the everyday demands of my profession. This is not the type of reading which I c… Read more
 

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
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Make no mistake about it. This is not a romantic novel and even though one cannot help but get carried away with the romance that gradually develops in Pelagia's life this is rather a humorous novel for even within the romance itself and the harsh reality of the war that is soon to overwhelm the life of every character there is plenty of humour making the entertainment value of the novel undeniably high. Just one reservation about the actual plot of this book or rather not so much the plot itself but the way the novel actually ends. It makes one wonder whether the author was having second thoughts about this since the end seems rather contrived and quite detached from the development of the… Read more
Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark
Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark
There is a sense of the autobiographical in this novel which in fact is quite appropriate when one considers the actual pivot around which the whole plot revolves. As a note of caution however I must add that I make this statement without having any knowledge at all of Muriel Spark's actual life. As the author spins out the plot she manages to capture the essence of the main character's experience as a secretary for a group of people organized by an individual with the sole aim of writing their biographies so that they may be put away in a safe place for seventy years and their contents not actually revealed until all the people mentioned in these sets of memoirs are actually no longer… Read more
The Nanny Diaries: A Novel by Emma Mclaughlin
The Nanny Diaries: A Novel by Emma Mclaughlin
First of all, this is an enjoyable and easy to read novel peppered with modern and apt cultural references. The comical humiliation and domination that the novel's heroine has to endure make her efforts as a student to maintain her part-time job as a Nanny quite admirable.
One comes to accept that she actually cares as much as she seems to for the little boy who becomes her charge as she gradually slips into her dual role of nanny and parental substitute. The boy's behaviour, particularly towards Nanny herself, at first strikes the reader as that of a tiny terrorist on the loose. Yet as it turns out the boy suffers more from the manner and apathy of his parents than even Nanny… Read more