Editorial Reviews. Review. Perez-Reverte writes with wit, narrative economy, a sharp eye for La piel del tambor (Spanish Edition) by [Pérez-Reverte, Arturo]. La piel del tambor has ratings and reviews. Jord said: I found this book in a resort in the Caribbean, it took me two holidays to actually fini. James said: 3+ stars to Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s The Seville Communion, By the way I read it in Spanish where the title is “La piel del tambor.” I think this is his.
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La piel del tambor
Refresh and try again. I was absolutely involved in this tale and its characters; once I’d finished it, my wife laughed at me when I told her how pissed off I was that I didn’t have any more of it to read.
The mystery’s concept and development are mostly wonderful. This brilliant story has a surprising ending. Buy the selected items together This item: It is an interesting critical perspective on the Catholic church hierearchy and some shenanigans, and it can be instructive for the uninitiated -maybe, I suppose.
It works, but when you get to the last 50 pages, it unwinds rather quickly with very little backstory given to support de each person made the decisions they made. By the way I read it in Spanish where the title is “La piel del tambor. El autor siempre tiene algo nuevo que nos captura en el primer minuto de lectura.
Some of the characters are a bit cartoonish. Corona, Ortega, and Souza were prominent progressive priests working in marginal dioceses, poor districts of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo. Una septuagenaria que bebe coca-cola. He falls into the dark lady cliche trap.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Drop-dead handsome and elegantly tailored, Quart is the enigmatic agent dispatched to Seville to conduct the delicate and highly secret investigation. No trivia or quizzes yet. The aruro gives each character, particularly the comedic ones, a compelling set of intentions and then releases them to pursue their convoluted schemes.
I reerte certainly going to read some more of his works. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
The focus, however, is on the hacker, who has elevated the affair to a high stakes political confrontation between Archbishop Paolo Spada and Laa Iwaszkiewicz. I am still reading this book. The woman having an affair almost makes you root for her to be successful against her husband, and her husband even comes off as respectable and honorable at many points. I mentioned that this was a novel of ideas. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Storyteller rated it did not like it Jun 01, Another small gripe is about computers. What little Latin comprehension I still retain I owe to Pastor Thomas Haar, who not only was an excellent teacher but also a good man piek a true priest of God, one of the few I have met in either of those last two categories.
This seems like a kindo Da Vinci Code rip off. To view it, click here. I am not going to go into details, however Perez-Reverte seems to specialize in details – and very believable details, about the inner workings of the Vatican of Spain and Seville especially relating to church, business and government intrigue.
I liked the character of Father Lorenzo Quart, and, despite the ridiculous Nabokov quote, I thought the story’s end was happy enough in that it was perfectly appropriate. He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on Spanish novelist and ex-journalist.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This book, in the original Spanish version is not only a page turner, tamboor a delight to read.
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Showing of 35 reviews. I read about sixty pages, but I just couldn’t get into it.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Feb 24, vhatos rated it it was amazing. See all 35 reviews. Lorenzo Quart, the priest and protagonist, characterizes himself as “the last Knight Templar,” obedient a Okay, so I bought this book thinking it was part of the author’s Captain Alatriste series and almost returned it when I realized it was a technological thriller, set in vintage Seville, with a Vatican priest as the main character.
Political and financial interests including the archbishop of Seville want the church demolished to exploit the value of the real estate.
The Seville Communion
Jul 29, Judi rated it liked it Shelves: Daniel Ibm rated it did not like it Feb 27, From this basic premise, Perez-Reverte develops an intricate dance of misdirection tsmbor mystery, bringing into the game quite a colourful cast of characters: If you ever find yourself wondering what sets a good thriller apart from a literary thriller, those two books fallen angel and seville communion kind of sum it up.
The language is beautiful and the messages are vivid. But again, great book.