Napoleon’s Last Island | Book Review


From the author who gave you Schindler’s List, Thomas Keneally has invented a tale of romance with a touch of the past. This is the story of Napoleon’s exile in St Helena Island.

I’d like to begin by saying that I’ve always enjoyed historical fiction because I can learn more about history while enjoying a good story and that is always appreciated.

However, this one was not impressive.

It was dragging and building up too slowly for my taste. Maybe if you are like me,  someone who has zero patience,  you will have a lot of difficult times to finish it.

I felt like padding in an ocean… where I’d never land and would never see the shore. It was that long and boring. The novel is more about the relationship between Betsy and Napoleon. As a normal homeland girl, Betsy doesn’t have the most exciting adventures either so this so called romantic turn of this novel is quite redundant.

I always expect  a great ending from books and this one doesn’t have one. I should’ve stopped reading it when I felt it was not my cup of tea.


You can purchase a copy @Chapters/Indigo or @Amazon here! 😀

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh no, I’m sorry that you didn’t enjoy this book. It’s been on my radar for a while and I was hoping it would live up to the expectations, but I guess not.

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    1. Transhaan says:

      Hahaha awnn man maybe you’ll enjoy it more than I do and if not you can always come back here to rant about it LOL

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      1. Hahaha sounds like a plan!

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  2. Zezee says:

    I can relate. I always try to give books a chance because sometimes the story takes a surprising turn later n I get hooked. But I really get annoyed when I plod through it all for a weak ending.

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    1. Transhaan says:

      LOL I KNOW it’s like crying inside everytime because it feels like betrayal in a way


  3. Anne says:

    What a bummer! Did you at least learn something from it, history wise? 😀

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    1. Transhaan says:

      Yesss! But very little because the story is mostly centered on one place so the knowledge was restrained LOL

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