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Not one for those who read for entertainment. In The Historian and now The Swan Thieves she is able to create epic stories that elevate the reader to levels of storytelling with passion and intelligence interwoven into the characters and plot.

Plus, the reading itself was not that great. Some actions of Dr Marlow are unprofessional and questionable, but because this is fiction you can take it with a pinch of salt.

View all 10 comments. Get to Know Us. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In advance, the blurbs about klstova book stoked my desire into a cauldron of spewing flame. The swan thieves is a story of obsession, history losses and the power of art to preserve human hope. Ten years ago The Historian came out, five years ago The Swan Thieves came out, and now Ep waiting for her third book with no end in sight.

I hope it will thrill me more. Paperbackpages. To ask other readers questions about El Rapto del Cisneplease sign up. The book is about a nationally-recognized artist named Robert Oliver who goes nuts in the National Gallery of Art and tries to attack a priceless painting with a knife. The length of a book clearly means the author …more This is a yr overdue, but, please ask someone to throw a book at you for asking such an absurd question.

I’m hoping this is just a blip and that Kostova will one day write something to match her debut, but after this I would approach any future novels with caution.


El Rapto del Cisne

This is one of those books that makes me confused when I realize that most people didn’t enjoy it as much as I did Similar to The Historian. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The main characters are flawed people, but very human. Kostova released her second novel The Swan Thieves on January 12, English Choose a language for shopping.

Write a customer review. When almost anyone else on the planet would say something like “I started the day with breakfast,” she’s far more likely to say something like “The sound of the alarm clock awakened me from a deep sleep and reacquainted me with a dark and quiet city that wasn’t yet ready for the role that I had to play in it on that day.

I came to adore Beatrice de Clerval, as did everyone else apparently. Kostova is one of the finest novelists of our time. Uthor has a wonderful way of slowly, but regularly and consistently, weaving together all the threads to an acceptable conclusion, not a fabricated one. Having the chapters titled by whose cha I was so excited to hear that this book was almost ready to ship!

La Guerra de las Salamandras Karel Capek. How many of the same descriptions of desire can one read before they just don’t do it for her anymore? All the hundreds of millions of lives that began and ended before you were a single cell don’t make sense to you, with all their myriads of emotions swirling, pulsing, and disappearing w Passion faded, love lost.

It’s times like this I wish you could give more detailed ratings on Goodreads – the quality of the writing makes it better than three stars, really, but I can’t quite give it four, because although it’s good, I just felt so let down that it didn’t live up to its oustanding predecessor.

Johnson Kostova was born Elizabeth Z. Djelo govori o umjetnicima, slikarima, te je samo djelo i pisano na taj nacin da bi mozda ljubitelj slikanja pozelio ove rijeci prenjeti na platno. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. And no real explanation of Robert’s “mental illness”.


Her depth of detail is, again as in “The Historian,” astonishing: These characters are waiting for decades to understand Robert, so why should it not take the reader a prolonged amount of time? With the nineteenth century storyline, Beatrice De Cherval and her husband’s uncle have sex one night, on one illicit rendezvous protected even it seemsyet it is supposed to be believable that they have a girl. The end was a bit of a redemption – and the book, for me, picked up towards the end.

Marlow is called in to treat him and as luck would have it, he is an artist himself so he understands Oliver in a way that no one else does. The only narrator I wasn’t particularly wild about was Treat Williams reading the part of Marlow. As some reviewers have pointed out, the book is pages long and includes quite a bit of detail.

No explosive Hollywood-style occurrences, but a slow unfolding of suspicions that are later confirmed.

El Rapto del Cisne by Elizabeth Kostova (3 star ratings)

Pero muy largo su desarrollo The book consists of chapters as told by several people and also through letters. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I gave this book away before I read it.

Elizabeth Kostova definitely did her research. It’s a good story, but the narrative gets bogged down in too many irrelevancies, which is tied to my second problem with it.

Cuando el reconocido pintor Robert Oliver ataca a un lienzo en la Galeria Nacional de Arte y se convierte en su paciente, Marlow encuentra ese orden destruido. What makes this story so fascinating is that the action unfolds as it is I loved this book. In retrospect, I would love to ask the author if perhaps it was done on purpose.