Official Review: The Greatest Treason by Fiorentino Ferri

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Re: Official Review: The Greatest Treason by Fiorentino Ferri

Post by Cardinalsparrow » 23 Sep 2018, 14:33

Great review, very down to detail. I like the concept of the book, the cultural elements were also commendable.
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Post by Julie Green » 23 Sep 2018, 15:55

Cardinalsparrow wrote:
23 Sep 2018, 14:33
Great review, very down to detail. I like the concept of the book, the cultural elements were also commendable.
Thank you for your comment.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 25 Sep 2018, 03:27

Great review. It sounds an intriguing and interesting book both from a historical and human perspective.
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Post by Oulababe » 25 Sep 2018, 13:55

Great review! I tend to steer of historical fiction. They're usually complex to understand. The fact that you didn't understand the family tree is what I'm talking about. I loved your thorough review though.

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Post by Julie Green » 25 Sep 2018, 14:06

Helen_Combe wrote:
25 Sep 2018, 03:27
Great review. It sounds an intriguing and interesting book both from a historical and human perspective.
It actually was quite an intriguing book. Thank you for your comment :)

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Post by Bianka Walter » 26 Sep 2018, 14:36

This author sounds like he can definitely spin a tale.
As can you - wonderful review!
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Post by Julie Green » 26 Sep 2018, 16:34

Bianka Walter wrote:
26 Sep 2018, 14:36
This author sounds like he can definitely spin a tale.
As can you - wonderful review!
Ah thank you! :D

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Post by crediblereading2 » 27 Sep 2018, 20:17

There are so many elements to this book. It is especially hilarious. For example, the section describing the monk with the onion and mothball odors. I am really intrigued to read this book. Thank you for a wonderful review of this book.

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Post by Julie Green » 28 Sep 2018, 11:43

crediblereading2 wrote:
27 Sep 2018, 20:17
There are so many elements to this book. It is especially hilarious. For example, the section describing the monk with the onion and mothball odors. I am really intrigued to read this book. Thank you for a wonderful review of this book.
Description was used to great effect and made me laugh out loud a few times. Thank you for your comment :)

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Post by 1ditzyrn » 28 Sep 2018, 14:41

I love a story with descriptive writing, but I have a hard time following along with there are multiple characters and familial connections. I will put this one on my "might-read" list. Thanks for your review!

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Post by Julie Green » 28 Sep 2018, 15:59

1ditzyrn wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 14:41
I love a story with descriptive writing, but I have a hard time following along with there are multiple characters and familial connections. I will put this one on my "might-read" list. Thanks for your review!
I like the idea of a "might read" list - good idea for a new bookshelf! Thanks for your comment :)

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Post by Hiruni Bhagya 81 » 29 Sep 2018, 01:37

I'm also not familiar with the Italian names and have no knowledge of Catholicism. But those are what makes me interested in reading this book as well as make it a challenge to read it.

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Post by Julie Green » 29 Sep 2018, 02:52

Hiruni Bhagya 81 wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 01:37
I'm also not familiar with the Italian names and have no knowledge of Catholicism. But those are what makes me interested in reading this book as well as make it a challenge to read it.
Yes, it was a bit challenging, but rewarding. Thank you for your comment :)

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Post by Rosemary Khathibe » 30 Sep 2018, 08:34

The plot seems difficult to grasp, maybe because I'm not a fan of historical fiction and heavy reads. I like the fact that the book comprises different cultures and religions though.
Awesome review!

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Post by Julie Green » 30 Sep 2018, 12:01

Rosemary Khathibe wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 08:34
The plot seems difficult to grasp, maybe because I'm not a fan of historical fiction and heavy reads. I like the fact that the book comprises different cultures and religions though.
Awesome review!
Yes, this one is interesting, but quite heavy. Thank you for your comment!

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