The Alexandria Quartet

Durrell, Lawrence

(eBook - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Alexandria Quartet
Consisting of Justine , Balthazar , Mountolive and Clea - The Alexandria Quartet explores the sexual and political intrigues of a group of expatriates in Egypt before and after the Second World War.

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Publisher: [New York] : Open Road Integrated Media, 2012
ISBN: 1453262091
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Durrell, Lawrence (Clea)
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Aug 22, 2011
  • c_anderson rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Superb, evocative writing. There is little plot to speak of, and the same characters are examined from 4 different points of view over the 4 novels - each enriches and expands the previous.

So far, I have only read the first two books in this compilation - Justine and Balthazar. Justine was one of the most beautiful, poetic books I've ever read. Reminded me a lot of Michael Ondaatje. Balthazar, sadly, was a little disappointing in comparison. But still a series well worth investing in (and eventually finishing!)


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