- ISBN: 8842918512
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 497
This book was pure fun. The plot was improbable and at times inexplicable, but I smiled all the way through. Mainly this was due to the narrator: cheerful Renaissance prostitute Luciana. How refreshing to come across a courtesan who is not ethereal, wounded, or brutalized - Luciana likes men, likes
3.5 stars. This wasn’t quite my cup of tea, but still enjoyable. It was like Dan Brown set in the 15th century. The two main characters were a likeable combination and all the historical details of the most important cities of Italy at the time, made me want to go and visit them. I’ve always wanted Leggi tutto
This was a bit of a disappointment having really enjoyed The Venetian Contract by the same author. Similar to the Venetian Contract, Botticelli's Secret too is a historical fiction set in the 15th Century Italy (before the unification, of course). The theme chosen by the author was interesting and t Leggi tutto
Stvarna ocjena.. 2-2,5 Ne znam kada sam zadnji put knjigu čitala duže od dvadeset dana! :O Ajme, jedva sam ju prožvakala do kraja. Pažnju mi je držalo možda stotinjak stranica i to pedesetak na početku i pedesetak na kraju.. Ovo ostalo.. Preduga radnja, hladni likovi kao i njihova povezanost.. Nisam o Leggi tutto
(3.5 stars) A map of murder..... Or is it something else altogether? The basis of the novel and the mystery is Boticelli's famous painting Primavera. Asked to sit as "Flora" prostitute Luciana Vetra unknowingly says something that sends the artist into a fit of anger, and sent off without pay she dec Leggi tutto
I love this book and don't care what you think.
Proputovala kroz Italiju i upoznala šaroliko društvo.
Historical fiction should make the reader feel as though they are being offered a privileged view of things as they progressed in history, with the caveat that a certain amount of suspension of disbelief is necessary on the reader's part, but not too much. The privileged view the historical fiction
Just finished the book. I loved, loved, loved how it ended. I'm a sucker for such endings. I must admit, I was not very much impressed with the book at the beginning of it. Some details seemed unnecessary and some ideas were too far-fetched but it was highly entertaining and I adored the two main ch Leggi tutto
I'm sorry to say I absolutely hated this book. The first page or two held my attention as it was written in the first person and strongly conveyed that the narrator was intelligent, educated, cultured, and possibly wealthy. This impression came from the flawless English, complex sentences, and lack
Il sole rende chiare tutte le scoperte con la sua luce a voi che cercate. Infine Venere, con la sua piacevole bellezza, adorna tutto ciò che viene scoperto.
Firenze pare un gioiello e puzza di zolfo................. E' stupenda e brutale al tempo stesso. La sua è una bellezza a fior di pelle; sotto, il sangue scorre molto vicino alla superficie.
Andate, andate ad ammirare il mosaico del Giudizio Universale sulla cupoladel Battistero e poi ditemi: quale parte attira per primo lo sguardo? Il Paradiso, con gli angioletti perfettini con l'aureola e le trombe che squillano a festa? O l'Inferno, dove l'occhiuto Lucifero divora i dannati?