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The Cathedral Of The Sea - Ildefonso Falcones

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stu1883
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The Cathedral Of The Sea - Ildefonso Falcones

Postby stu1883 » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 6:22 pm

I have a feeling we have a book that has slipped through our radar!

My dad brought this to my attention at Christmas, even ringing me especially to tell me about it.

I downloaded a sample from Amazon for my Kindle and I was absolutely gobsmacked by the emotions it brought up. I was horrified, enthralled, sympathetic, angry, offended and completely hooked.

I'm going to begin reading it at the weekend - does anyone want to join me? Link to Amazon product below........hope to get a book buddy or two!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cathedral-of-the-Sea/dp/B004D4Y26M/ref=pd_ys_iyr_img?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2Y34QAITQQ5M6&colid=YYPQA0ADZIOV

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 9:05 pm

Sure, I'll join you. I was about 200 pages in, and it dropped to the bottom of the nightstand pile. I have put in a lot of research on the area, and Falcones is pretty over-the-top. But that's what makes a story, I suppose.

I've been meaning to finish it.

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Postby stu1883 » Fri February 4th, 2011, 8:07 am

"MLE" wrote:Sure, I'll join you. I was about 200 pages in, and it dropped to the bottom of the nightstand pile. I have put in a lot of research on the area, and Falcones is pretty over-the-top. But that's what makes a story, I suppose.

I've been meaning to finish it.

Great MLE! I have to say I do not know much about Spain during this time and it is an area of history I will be researching more and more over the next year or so as I have an idea for another novel - however Im trying to finish the one I've started first!

Will be starting it tomorrow or Sunday...............happy reading!

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Postby Ash » Fri February 4th, 2011, 1:33 pm

I may be joining you. I've had this on my TBR mountain for ages. I tried it once and found it slow going, but if I'm reading with others, I probably will have better luck.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri February 4th, 2011, 5:03 pm

Where in the story did you fizzle out, Ash? I got as far as Barcelona, and then something else caught my eye...

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Postby Ash » Sat February 5th, 2011, 2:17 am

About that same time. But I am not sure if it was the book, or many other distractions from that time period.

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Postby Julianne Douglas » Wed February 16th, 2011, 12:08 am

This was a book my agent encouraged me to read as an example of the sweeping type of HF story that sells. I was about 50 or so pages in and got sidetracked by other things, but I do mean to get back to it. I'll be eager to see what you all think of it.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed February 16th, 2011, 12:21 am

Okay--I am officially moving it from the bottom of the nightstand pile. I need to find my place again, but the protag had just settled into Barcelona.

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Postby Julianne Douglas » Wed February 16th, 2011, 12:22 am

That's just about where I left off, too! But first I have two-three books I need to read for review.
Julianne Douglas



Writing the Renaissance

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Postby stu1883 » Wed February 16th, 2011, 2:22 pm

Bit late starting it, just settling down to immerse myself in medieval Spain.........good luck book buddies!


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