John Rossendale è uno zingaro del mare. Da quattro anni va in giro per gli oceani, libero come il vento, a bordo del suo cutter "Sunflower". A richiamarlo a casa è la voce imperiosa della madre morente. Coinvolto negli intrighi della sua nobile, e decaduta famiglia, viene accusato della sparizione dell'unico oggetto di valore ancora in possesso dei Rossendale: uno dei famosi "Girasole" di Van Gogh. Il lupo di mare, l'uomo libero, è in gabbia, trascinato in una spirale di bassezze, ricatti e delitti, solo contro tutti.
- ISBN: 8878194263
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 332
Another seafaring thriller from Bernard Cornwell. The story in this one is quite slow, and flavoured with romance, and there's lots of technical detail when it comes to the sailing; Cornwell can't resist showing off his proficiency. Despite all this, it's a cracking read with some wonderful chapters Leggi tutto
Sea fare Basic sea and sailing based thriller which calls to mind the thrillers of the 1930s. The sailing is well researched or written from experience but the plot is somewhat predictable
This is a very British book about low-end royalty (think Earls), sailing, family squabbles, murder, art , betrayal and love. There's both a lot going on and then pages of just sailing talk. The book does build to a crescendo that would make a heck of movie scene due to the open ocean nature of thing Leggi tutto
Another rollicking thriller from Bernard Cornwell. His thrillers are not world changing stories, they usually involve a boat and a dissaffected Englishman, a sultry, mysterious woman, and usually have a twist or two. This is no different - but it's still a page turner, even though it is all a little Leggi tutto
Having read all of Cornwell's historical novels I am going through the five books of his thriller/mystery genre. This is the fourth I have read and it is definitely the best so far. It has a lot of sailing which I like and also a nice little love story which I liked. The writing is very good and the Leggi tutto
Well written but the ending was obvious from about chapter 2. By the end I found myself caring less about this outcome and wanting to hear more about the protagonists earlier adventures that were often referred to in passing, and frequently sounded more interesting!
Another very enjoyable read by Bernard Cornwell.
Ho terminato "Il mistero dei girasole" di Bernard Cornwell. Un famoso quadro di Van Gogh, appartenente ad una nobile famiglia inglese ormai decaduta, è sparito da anni. John è l'erede designato del quadro e dei titoli nobiliari della famiglia; ma non è interessato a niente di tutto questo. L'unica c Leggi tutto
Perhaps it's the Pina Colada, but I loved this, its perfect. Bernard Cornwell, is so very good at painting a world, your character in it (we're all the protagonist) and why you breathe, yearn, are willing to die for the story. And to do these sailing the deep water, loving so deeply, entangled by a
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