Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the international bestseller The Historian. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA. El Rapto del Cisne [Elizabeth Kostova] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El rapto del cisne (Spanish Edition) [Elizabeth Kostova] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El psiquiatra Andrew Marlon se ha dedicado a su.

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La premisa es demasiado floja, sin un argumento claro hasta el final, que hacer que el lector se pierda. For all of you who read The Swan Thieves, the Edward Sisley painting which she alludes to in the beginning and in the end and which plays a pivotal part in the mystery of Beatrice is one of the fictional ones.


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

Kostova is not an excellent writer. It was a large canvas, frankly Impressionist…dominated by two figures. Elizabeth Kostova is a fabulous writer and her narratives are good but I just thought that is book had a lot of filler. In fact, like many of the literary novels I’ve read, it seems to be a short story with aspirations.

As I read, I felt as if I were right on the page with the characters, they were so realistic and intriguing.

El Rapto del Cisne

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Lastly, if you think this is long, read the song of ice and fire books. You cannot deny Elizabeth’s ability to tell a story.

I was captured from the beginning by the mysteries which kept me turning the pages – not because the mysteries were so intriguing although the main revelation at the end was quite worthy but rather because the author was successful in painting the picture of her story.

Her first novel, The Historianwas published inand it has become a best-seller. A little deceiving, as it can barely be said to be the tip of the iceberg. I’m just not convinced we needed an entire novel to get to it. As an audio book with 17 CDs, I was willing to put up with the lack of action but as a book, I think I would have gotten frustrated with it. I am usually a bigger fan of sparse writing that gets a little more to the point, mixed with good dialogue to break the monotony of exposition and description.


The next day, I went to lunch with a group of friends. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Cuando el reconocido pintor Robert Oliver ataca a un lienzo en la Galeria Nacional de Arte y se convierte en su paciente, Marlow encuentra ese orden destruido. He has but a few lines of dialogue, taking a vow of silence for almost two years, thus allowing his story to be told through these other individuals.

I am now giving this book a three star rating, and I firmly believe that my recently completed class has helped me to appreciate the intricate details of this novel. Elizabeth Kostova does, however, retain her sense of the magical, her ability to carry us back rpto forth through time seamlessly wrought with language lush and captivating.

The main characters are flawed people, but very human.

The book is largely told from the perspective of a middle-aged psychologist, Dr. La Felicidad Perfecta Santa Montefiore. I think because of that lowish average I went in to this book expecting a little less…but I thought this book was amazing.

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They seem to be permitted to paint themselves into corners and then call up the deus ex machina to get them out of it. And for the reviewers that were looking for excitement, I have to point out that this is jostova a Dan Brown novel! Lists with This Book. Trece Escalones Ruth Rendell.

I thought he came off a bit flat. The story and characters were crafted in such a way that thought the story unfolds slowly I was compelled to continue — a slow boil of a tale. Turning the pages of this book was like being horny for months and, upon finding a willing partner, discovering that partner has elizabeh pertinent member for the deed.


Namely, one of the two principal females in the present day part of the story is more than a bit wacky, with a strange idea of what constitutes love. Are artist in general really that melancholy? Rqpto are brief, with hints of secrets that won’t be uncovered until the end.

In this book there are a number of elements we’ve seen before in storytelling: Usually this sort of switching irritates me, so it’s a mark of the author’s skill that in this case I thought it perfectly suited the book. I absolutely loved her use of language, her writing style–great koostova, but cisns overdone, beautiful character development with just enough left to the imagination.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It’s a good story, but the narrative kstova bogged down in too many irrelevancies, which is tied to my second problem with it.

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Or did a chain of every day events lead Oliver to her? Elizabeth Kostova has created a cross-genre novel that is engrossing and delightful. I am a listener and this one included at least 5 voices, as the story itself is told from that many and more! This is an exquisitely written art history mystery with a difference: Marlow almost becomes obsessed with epizabeth new patient, and he crosses many professional lines in attempting to understand the “why” behind Robert’s illness.

Generally I give a book about pages to interest me. I gotta get my classy kicks too, sometimes.