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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The proper phrase in the Tridentine Mass is: He creates some very unforgettable characters that are reinforced with repeated descriptions. The story-ostensibly a thriller-is set in motion when a hacker makes his way through to the pope’s personal computer leaving a message concerning a beleaguered church in Seville that kills to save itself. I got a melancholic vibe of the passing of an era, a changing of the guard, the old soldiers fading away and the new ones more concerned with instant gratification and winning by any means.

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Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel. As a thriller set in the clerical world and dealing with mysterious murders, church politics, high finance and crises of faith, the book re I may prefer Arturo-Perez Reverte when he writes his historical adventures featuring Captain Alatriste, but his contemporary thrillers are not without merit.

I deserved an F. Lorenzo Quart, the priest and protagonist, characterizes himself as “the last Knight Templar,” obedient and loyal to an institution that rarely has his best interests at heart. Neutrality is a convenient conceit that not even Quart fully believes.


Open Preview See a Problem? Read more Read less. 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 and 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. Los perros duros no bailan Spanish Edition. But when a ruthless corporation and corrupt town government want to sell the land to make more money, everyone’s lives are in danger. Jose Manuel rated it did not like it Dec 21, I would not call this an action thriller or a “page-turner” as it wanders a bit too much and I did have to go back to the beginning and start again during the second chapter.

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Refresh and try again. You would have got on well with Bernard de Clairvaux and his gang of Knights Templar.

One person found this helpful. Jul 29, Judi rated it liked it Shelves: This website is one example of the pieces from this period.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books artro want to read. I have a tendency to like books about priests, probably because I nearly became one. View all 3 comments. There is much pondering about the limits of his faith. Quart dismissively assesses Father Oscar the assistant priest’s fervor: I’ve read several excellent novels by Mr.

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I am still reading this book. It’s just a rather quiet novel that has so many good things about it that I’d find it hard to count them all. The characters are a little too stereotypical, and the James Bond-style priest is a little unbelievable for anyone who’s watched Father Ted Obviously, no one provides any clues about the identity of the mysterious hacker.

They believed in saving man here on earth, not waiting for the Kingdom of Heaven. When introduced into the story, he lingers by the window rather than taking a pel across from Archbishop Speda. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. One person found this helpful.

Feb 07, Night rated it did not like it. From this basic premise, Perez-Reverte develops an intricate dance of misdirection and mystery, bringing into the game quite a colourful cast of characters: The ending was a bit too neat and clear cut for my taste, but the romantic aura of Seville and its histories I edl will endure. Ojos azules Spanish Edition.