1096: il locandiere francese Hugh De Luc torna dalla prima crociata stanco e disilluso, ma ancora non sa che la carneficina alla quale ha assistito non è che l'inizio di un orribile incubo destinato a continuare. Durante la sua assenza la locanda è stata incendiata, il figlio trucidato e la moglie Sophie rapita da un duca senza scrupoli ossessionato dall'idea di entrare in possesso di una sacra reliquia. Disperato, privo ormai di qualsiasi legame con il suo passato, Hugh entra alla corte del duca fingendosi un giullare e cerca di scoprire la verità sull'amata Sophie. In mezzo a mille pericoli, fra uomini che sembrano l'incarnazione del diavolo e nobildonne molto sensibili al suo fascino, Hugh il giullare combatterà un'epica battaglia per rinsaldare i fili di una vita spezzata e per interrompere una catena di soprusi. Con il ritmo incalzante di un thriller e il resipro di una saga arturiana, Il giullare è un romanzo violento, emozionante, divertente e commovente. Da leggere tutto di un fiato, come tutti i libri di James Patterson.
- ISBN: 8863802866
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 391
I guess it's no surprise that a historical mystery written by two thriller writers is not very historically accurate, but if you can grit your teeth and ignore that then it's an enjoyable, often farcical romp through medieval France. Set in the crusades in 11th century France, cheeky commoner and in Leggi tutto
I think the nicest thing I can say about this book--and possibly all of Patterson's books--is that it would be an excellent book for adult learners (especially male) to cut their reading teeth on. The chapters are short, the sentences are short, there are very few challenging words to stump readers, Leggi tutto
I just reviewed Sail, saying it was the first Patterson book I'd read. I was unaware that he had also written Jester. I stand corrected...and Patterson has been redeemed in my eyes. Jester was so great. I cared so much for the characters in that book - and felt as though I was right there with them. Leggi tutto
I'm only reading this because I haven't gone to the library recently and it was one of the few fiction books on the shelves that I hadn't read. It's terrible, but yet I keep reading. Morbid curiousity, I guess. It's supposed to take place in France during the Crusades, but the writing style is all w Leggi tutto
James Patterson is my favorite author and it is rare that I find a book that I don’t like but I just can’t get into this book. I’m going to have to ditch it and move on to something better......and I really hate doing this but why waste time on a book I’m not enjoying.
Don't read this. You'll get a headache. At first it will seem actually amusing, because you won't be sure if the writer(s) are serious with their catastrophic depiction of Medieval France, the Crusade wars, and the unavoidably horrible sex scenes. However, as you delve deeper and deeper into this at Leggi tutto
This is an excellent example of my distaste of 11th - 14th century history. The barbarism is perpetrated via a Jester at the time of the Crusades. Thus providing another example my distrust and abhorrence of all religions. Alas and in a clown move, the only laughter occurs at the end. 0 of 10 stars
Very enjoyable book. I may have given an extra star or two due to my love of castles and tales of the Crusades.
I buy a James Patterson book in a thrift store and expect to sit down to read a silly, modern day caper. Instead, I find a love story from a man's perspective taking place during the Crusades. Hugh, a commoner, an innkeeper, joins the Crusades out of boredom and a way to better his and his wife's li Leggi tutto
Unusual and violent medieval tale stretches belief... Patterson and co-author Gross have certainly crafted an unexpected offering, set literally 1000 years before Alex Cross, Lindsay Boxer, and the gang come along. A French innkeeper, and our leading man, Hugh de Luc, leaves his wife Sophie and his
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