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Re: Your favorite scene

Post by Miriam Molina » 12 Jun 2018, 23:22

Yes, that's another beautifully portrayed scene. Belle Ami is quite the painter with words. I could picture Sophia reliving all her memories with Giuliano while communing with the wedding portrait.

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Post by bookowlie » 13 Jun 2018, 09:17

kfwilson6 wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 20:13
I enjoyed the scene in which Sophia goes to the cave where all of the wine bottles are stored. It was a very emotional scene where I really felt the pain of her loss of Gerhard. It was difficult, but well written.
I also liked that scene, but for a different reason. The imagery was so strong I could see everything that the cave - the barrels, the secret trap door, etc.
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 14 Jun 2018, 10:38

There were lot incidents that stand out in this read but what interested me the most was the unexpected incident in the Getty museum.
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 14 Jun 2018, 10:40

bookowlie wrote:
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You're ten steps ahead of me! When I read the book, I wasn't sure if all of the details about the Medici family were correct. I just googled Giuliano Medici and it turns out he really had a illegitimate son with his mistress Fioretta, and his son grew up to become Pope Clement VII.
Wow :shock2: this is a fascinating detail, thumbs up! :D
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Post by holsam_87 » 16 Jun 2018, 02:24

My favorite scene was when Angela gave her creepy boss what he deserved.
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Post by Miriam Molina » 16 Jun 2018, 14:36

Haha, Self-Defense 101!

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 21 Jun 2018, 02:09

There are many love scenes, but the best scene was, when Angela proposed Alex despite not knowing much about him.
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Post by Amcdanel86 » 22 Jun 2018, 10:01

my favorite scene is when Leonardo is painting Fioretta and Giuliano walks in the room.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 22 Jun 2018, 17:19

Amcdanel86 wrote:
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my favorite scene is when Leonardo is painting Fioretta and Giuliano walks in the room.
Kind of reminds one of a similar scene with Jack and Rose in Titanic.

I wonder if that does happen in real life. Don't nude models deserve privacy?

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Post by Kmykel » 22 Jun 2018, 19:47

bookowlie wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 09:17
kfwilson6 wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 20:13
I enjoyed the scene in which Sophia goes to the cave where all of the wine bottles are stored. It was a very emotional scene where I really felt the pain of her loss of Gerhard. It was difficult, but well written.
I also liked that scene, but for a different reason. The imagery was so strong I could see everything that the cave - the barrels, the secret trap door, etc.
Oh yes, I completely agree! It was very strongly written, I felt like I was standing right there with them. The emotional weight in conjunction with the imagery was masterful.

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Post by Bonnie Shelby » 25 Jun 2018, 10:08

Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 20:38
Belle Ami paints a lot of memorable scenes in this story. The three love affairs, Leonardo's role, and the luxurious locations are rich with luscious images.

My favorite scene is Fioretta in the throes of childbirth. I found the narrative and dialogue very entertaining.

Which scene do you like best?
I agree that that scene was entertaining! I don't think I'd normally enjoy reading about a woman giving birth, but I thought it was pretty realistic and amusing, the way she went off and yelled about whatever came to her mind.

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Post by bookowlie » 25 Jun 2018, 13:17

Bonnie Shelby wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 10:08
Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 20:38
Belle Ami paints a lot of memorable scenes in this story. The three love affairs, Leonardo's role, and the luxurious locations are rich with luscious images.

My favorite scene is Fioretta in the throes of childbirth. I found the narrative and dialogue very entertaining.

Which scene do you like best?
I agree that that scene was entertaining! I don't think I'd normally enjoy reading about a woman giving birth, but I thought it was pretty realistic and amusing, the way she went off and yelled about whatever came to her mind.
Fioretta also stood up to Giuliano's mother and was very assertive about her wishes for the baby's upbringing. Of course, she knew she might be dying so that might have made her bolder.
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Post by AWANDO OGUTU » 25 Jun 2018, 13:23

I didn't have a scene I could single out to be outstanding. But I cannot fail to mention I liked the museum.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 25 Jun 2018, 17:22

I also liked the escape from the Uffizi via the secret corridor. Sophia and Gerhard watched the bridges collapsing into the Arno. Wonderful imagery!

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Post by bookowlie » 25 Jun 2018, 17:50

Miriam Molina wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 17:22
I also liked the escape from the Uffizi via the secret corridor. Sophia and Gerhard watched the bridges collapsing into the Arno. Wonderful imagery!
I forgot about that scene - good catch! It was very suspenseful because they could have been captured by the Nazis at any moment. If they had been caught, Gerhard would have been treated especially harshly since he was basically going AWOL.
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