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Kostova’s inclusion of individual stories, separated – as in “The Historian” – by individual narratives, maintains a tension within the book and expands my curiosity. Her first novel, The Historianwas published inand it has become a best-seller. If it had been a bit shorter, and the dialogue a bit more realistic, I think I could have loved this one because it contains all of the elements e, I loveā€¦madness, art, conflicted characters, etc.

I plowed though this whole book. ComiXology Thousands rxpto Digital Comics.

I think the reason that this book seems to polarise opinion is because nothing much happens in it. I loved the author’s prose though, really powerful and creative.

El Rapto del Cisne by Elizabeth Kostova (5 star ratings)

I know I just headed over to amazon to pick up a picture for this review, and I was dreading the act of clicking on The Swan Thieves link, because I didn’t want to see how many stars readers had given the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. While the descriptions of the women’s lives with Robert was necessary to paint his character’s genius, I was frustrated with both, not interested in the minuscule details that could have been shaven or more subtly suggested.

Anderzijds is het verhaal dat gaat over kunstwerken, bekende en fictieve schilders, erg meeslepend.


El Rapto del Cisne by Elizabeth Kostova (3 star ratings)

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I would also like to note that during and after reading this book I felt a strong desire to be an artist by the way, I am terrible at sketching, painting etc. The story is about Robert Oliver, a painter, who has been assigned to psychiatrist Dr Robert Marlow, after he attacked a painting at the National Art Review: To say this novel is intricate would be an understatement.

El psiquiatra Andrew Marlon se ha dedicado a su profesion y a su aficion que es la pintura; tiene una vida solitaria, pero ordenada. It seemed Kostova had finished with the heavily researched intrigue and wanted to, finally, tie a pretty bow on it all.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. La Felicidad Perfecta Santa Montefiore. We are lavished with rich, visual detail as she paints us scenes by the sea, portraits of the characters, even the act of elizabegh or drawing itself. However, while I was on vacation, I stopped in at a used bookstore, one slizabeth my favorite things to do and found another copy.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. But not only that: It’s simply that, for me, there isn’t enough story here for a full-length novel, so one is forced to wade through lengthy personal memoirs and back story just to get to the point. El Rapto del Cisne by Elizabeth Kostova.

What would compel an artist to try to destroy something he values beyond all else? Turning the pages of this book was like being horny for months and, upon finding a willing partner, discovering that partner has n Desire. Orgullo y Prejuicio y Zombis Jane Austen. The former dragged on and left me with an empty feeling, while the later built upon each successive chapter, providing a clear visual of characters, places, paintings, emotions and time, while eventually culminating in a well thought out and satisfactory resolution.


The day you recognize its brutal nature for yourself, you will look back and know me even better, and forgive me. And how is it that less than 24 hours after starting to speak again, Oliver is released from the hospital with no visible support system, no where for him to go, elizabdth plan of action?

Andrew Marlow, the psychologist who starts delving into Oliver’s life in order to cure him, finds himself obsessed with how Oliver descended into madness.

A master of the first person, Elizaheth has clearly thought out each character to the ends of their souls. The whole story itself feels more complete, with matching segments on both ends, and the connected elements of foreshadowing and prediction that her previous novel lacked.

El Rapto del Cisne

Considering how old this post is, though, I doubt it matters. Unlike anything else I have read this year.

So the remainder of the reading was about getting there and how Kostova took her readers there. Elizabeth Kostova does, however, retain her sense of the magical, her ability to carry us back and forth through time seamlessly wrought with language lush and captivating.

As an audio book, I lost myself in the descriptions eliazbeth the paintings numerous times. Aug 24, Marie Z.