Un colto e curioso dignitario arabo, Ibn Fadlan, viene inviato in missione diplomatica dal suo califfo nella terra dei normanni. Siamo nel 922 dopo Cristo, e Ibn Fadlan annota nel suo diario di viaggio ciò di cui è testimone. Incontra numerosi gruppi di «barbari», che curano molto meno l’igiene di quanto non facciano con il cibo, l’alcol e il sesso. Assiste ai loro riti, alla violenza delle loro cerimonie, alle orge. Quello di Fadlan con l’Europa dell’epoca è un incontro scioccante, per lui che viene dal mondo sofisticato ed evoluto di Baghdad, la «Città della pace». Ma, nonostante la sua diversità, viene accolto nel clan vichingo in cui giunge. Gode della protezione del suo capo, Buliwyf, e seguirà il gruppo fino in Scandinavia, fino alla lotta finale contro le misteriose creature della nebbia che minacciano la sopravvivenza stessa del clan.
- ISBN: 8811601932
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 176
I have to confess, the first time I read this book I thought it was a real manuscript, and that Crichton was just putting it for us in book form...until I got to the epilogue. That was when I understand that Crichton is an amazing story teller. Digging around, I found out that Crichton did the book o Leggi tutto
Oi, Are you ready to ride towards Valhalla with mighty Viking warriors? Step right into this ship, dear fellow. “Animals die, friends die, and I shall die, but one thing never dies, and that is the reputation we leave behind at our death.” In Eaters of the Dead , Crichton forms a holy m
Many years ago, I watched a movie called THE 13TH WARRIOR with Antonio Banderas. I recall that I didn't care that much for it at the time, but I kept the DVD. A few weeks ago, I watched this movie for a second time and thought it was fantastic. Maybe it helped that I used closed captioning and could Leggi tutto
I read this back in the mid to late 90s as one of the first books of Michael Crichton's. I read it before the movie came out. I remember ripping through this story, it was great. I hadn't read anything about vikings and this was unusual. The movie is well done and worth watching. Michael Crichton is Leggi tutto
Awful. Don’t waste your time. Much despised gory violence. 0 of 10 stars!
"Los animales mueren, los amigos mueren, y yo moriré, pero una cosa nunca muere, y es la reputación que dejamos detrás al morir" "El nombre wendol o Windon es muy antiguo, tan antiguo como cualquiera de los pueblos de las regiones del Norte, y quiere decir «la niebla negra». Para los nórdicos signifi Leggi tutto
Arabian Nights meets « Vikings » : how did I put off reading this book for so long when I loved “The 13th Warrior” and when I have a huge weakness for Vikings? I don’t know. Maybe I have way too many unread books piling up everywhere in my apartment, so some titles slip through the cracks. But my hu Leggi tutto
Let me preface this review by saying Eaters of the Dead is not fantasy. It seems often shelved by people as fantasy, but it is not. There are some fantasy 'themes' eg the story is based on Beowulf, and that is all. A whiff of potential fantasy that is no more than a whiff. I thoroughly enjoyed the bo Leggi tutto
I enjoyed reading this adventure-action story. This is my first Michael Crichton novel and I thought it was pretty good. It is a historical fiction about an Arab emissary on his way to aid the king of the Volga Bulgars. But his journey gets sidetracked when he encounters the Vikings. He is marked th Leggi tutto
This was a book that I had on my shelves for a long time and ditched it unread long ago during a spastic weeding-out. It was a stupid decision, but was no doubt prompted by a quick glance-through that revealed it was written like a manuscript and my mood wasn't simpatico with that at the time. But w Leggi tutto
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