It took me some time to get into this book since in the beginning they are too many characters to get know through the plot.
This is the story of the Italian invasion in the island of Cephalonia in Greece. Captain Corelli is ahead of this invasion and he fells in love with Pelagia who, in the other hand, is also involved with Madras who belongs to a group of Greek partisans. Dr Iannis is the doctor who practices medicine in this small island.
The author manages very well to make a mixture of styles from history to fantasy including a lot of irony into this fabulous story.
The movie based on this book, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was made in 2001 but with Nicolas Cage starring as Captain Corelli, a bad actor choice for this character in my opinion.