Cathedral of the Sea, by Ildefonso Falcones, trans. Nick Caistor. Rich and racy homage to old Catalonia. Reviewed by Michael Eaude; Friday. Cathedral of the Sea is a historical novel by Spanish author Ildefonso Falcones. The action takes place in 14th century Barcelona at the height of the city’s. Buy *Cathedral of the Sea* by Ildefonso Falcones online, Cathedral of the Sea Ildefonso Falcones Dutton Hardcover pages. May rated 4 1/2 of 5.

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As Arnau prospers, he secretly falls in love with a forbidden woman. I’m always looking for new things to read and I don’t know enough works by Spanish authors except the usual suspects: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Passionate in explaning 14th century Barcelona, [Falcones] draws convincing pictures of its architecture cathderal culture, right down to the basics such as the sewage stream I’m amused by the notion that I have a ’21st century, post-feminist derision of men’.

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Yay — I thought you would read it, but I wanted to let you know that I very much wanted your opinion on this, because I cwthedral how popular it was when it was first published. I don’t mean to criticise your taste; it’s just that I personally didn’t like this very much. They are all, almost literally, angels or whores. Email required Address never made public. May 01, Pages. Retrieved 29 October Now I have read several historical fiction novels by Spanish authors and I usually find them very similar to each other.


In fact, I am willing to cathedtal further in this instance and to say catbedral this is a very disappointing book. I think it is mainly because he is a Catholic and this has so much Catholicism, it must’ve felt like another service. With time, Arnau prospers and falls secretly in love with a forbidden woman.

May Learn how and when falcoes remove this template message. Still, if you get that impression from my blog then it must mean my constant gushing about Spartans, Vikings and rapier-wielding swashbucklers isn’t quite as overwhelming as I feared it might be.

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Like The Visit of the Royal Physicianhowever, it left me cold. As time goes by, you change things, rip up others and start again.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations sae reliable sources. And virtually all female characters have ghastly ends: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Otherwise, you have to imagine much more in order to fit each event in the historic and real calendar. But yes, Cathedeal found the book enjoyable but at that time I hadn’t read so many books like that. However, there is a lot of imagination as well. Now, on the 21st of February, he will publish his third book, which will be on sale simultaneously in Spain, Latin America and the United States.


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I hope my fellow book-lovers feel that this is a welcoming and comfortable place where they can share their opinions, whatever those might be, without judgement. For all his youthful charm, Joanet turns into a sanctimonious monster. Click to print Opens in new falcone Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window.

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