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Or is implying something I can’t say here because it might be a spoiler? Lastly, if you think this is long, read the song of eoizabeth and fire books. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Kostova is not an excellent writer. The mystery woman was real; the pack of letters was hers.

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

Kostova breaks the novel into hundreds of small chapters but sometimes the breaks just do not make sense. The Swan Thieves deserves the time — and several hundred pages rapti painstakingly woven-together details — but the story is complete.

See all 3 questions about El Rapto del Cisneā€¦. Robert Oliver, a renowned painter, ends up in a mental hospital after trying to destroy a painting in Washington DC’s National Gallery. While just as long, however, The Swan Thieves does not have the sweep or drama of her freshman novel.

She is such a good writer that when she describes paintings which are done a lot you can clearly imagine the painting in front of your elizabegh that is some rare gift. I loved it from beginning to end, and I’d definitely recommend it even if you didn’t like The Swan Cisn. I learned, in that moment, the difference between genius and everything else.

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Aug 24, Marie Z. This was also a time when women were not yet “allowed” to present their work epizabeth artists. Oh, and this is more of a personal annoyance, but I hated the fact that Mary had to get pregnant for the ‘happy ending’ to be complete, and that Kate was mysteriously assumed to have an empty, depressing life just because she wasn’t in a relationship, even though she had two children; I didn’t like the implications of these judgements.


The swan thieves is a story of obsession, history losses and the power of art to preserve human hope.

It could have been about half the current length, but by being less wordy, twice as good in quality overall. A marriage, of course, based on true love? Also, Kostova raptl to like to explain a lot of things, which isn’t either bad or good, depending on your taste honestly. This was definitely not one of those. The same last name as the Impressionist painter and they were not related?

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What’s worse is that the author showed the reader the entire pencil sketch on this novel’s blank canvas before she even started filling it in. The swan thieves is a story of obsession, history losses and the power of art to preserve human hope. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I am a listener rapti this one included at least 5 voices, as the story itself is told from that many and more! Marlow reads a series of letters written between French Impressionist artists and even travels to France to unlock the story’s mystery.

She is married le a Bulgarian scholar.

I was not let down, only flustered at the time it took. 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. He is hospitalized for mental illness, and psychiatrist Andrew Marlow, an exceptional artist himself, takes on Robert’s compelling I have heard many mixed reviews about The Swan Thieves from my friends.

The betrayal of a talented female impressionist is key in understanding Robert’s descent into madness. Thomas Adcock This is a yr overdue, but, please ask someone to throw a book at you for asking such an absurd question.

In this book there are a number of elements we’ve seen before in storytelling: She is an intelligent writer who knows how to tell a thrilling and beautiful story. Elizabfth was a lucky “find” as I was trolling the audible bookshelves during a recent trip to the library We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Open Preview See a Problem? I had a hard time with The Historian and could not finish it too wordy. Her depth of detail is, again as in “The Historian,” astonishing: It was an incredibly long and winding and sometimes tedious elizageth to get there, but I enjoyed delving into kostiva appreciation for art and painting.


Along the way, we slowly discover the seemingly disconnected story of Beatrice de Clerval and Olivier Vignot, two rather unknown painters from nineteenth-century France, linked by invisible ties to the present and the madness of the man who paints endless portraits.

Con los Ojos Cerrados Gianrico Carofiglio.

Having the chapters titled by whose cha I was so excited to hear that this book was almost ready to ship! Had this one not been on audio it probably would have been a DNF do not finish for me because it was also very wordy and dense. This is not to say that Ms. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Her presumptions on the museums of Paris impress the thought that is really is okay for novelists to add their own facts to real places and events– it is only fiction, after all. The Swan Thieves is easily my most anticipated book of By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

El Rapto del Cisne

To be fair, the final outcome of the main narrator’s exploration of why the pivotal character, also an artist, has become obsessed with a particular image of the woman is interesting and fun. He is always seen through some other lens, everyone associates him with the feelings that he invoked. I also notice that literary novelists are allowed to get away with things that genre novelists would be raked over the coals for.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I do not know much about paintings and koostova history, but I am curious what the opinion of a real artist painter would be upon reading this novel.