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Passion faded, love lost. And there is a historical flavor too, as Marlowe t I started reading this on a plane, couldn’t put it down. Some of the words that would apply best to this novel are marvelous, spectacular, and aesthetic. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Personally, I am disappointed by the number of readers criticizing this book for such reasons. El rapto del cisne es una historia de obsesion, las perdidas de la historia, y el poder del arte para conservar la esperanza humana.

It seems that my artist friends tend to like it better than my non-artist friends, which I imagine is due to the subject matter. The ending was weak. 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.

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By the end of the novel, although we only hear him actually say about a paragraph’s worth of words, Robert Oliver is as familiar as Marlow, the man we’ve known from the elisabeth.


The swan thieves is a story of obsession, history losses and the power of art to preserve human hope. Anderzijds is het verhaal dat gaat over kunstwerken, bekende en fictieve schilders, erg meeslepend. Is a page book necessary?

Published May 24th by Ediciones Urano first published January 12th I liked the parallels to the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan. Kostova’s writing is elizabteh and descript Now, I have not read The Historian I do plan on reading it so this was my first exposure to Ms.

Subtle and sweeping, the novel of painters and their lives quivers with the life that Kostova says painters strive to evoke in their works. Castor and Polydeuces Pollux, the Roman versionand Clytemnestra and Helen, later held responsible for the troubles at Troy. I do that when a book I am reading is well over pgs, so it might help. You cannot deny Elizabeth’s ability to tell a story. Iets te trage start naar mijn gevoel en af en toe niet ter zake doende lange beschrijvingen die het ritme uit het verhaal halen.

It was a flizabeth canvas, frankly Impressionist…dominated by two figures. I loved it from beginning to end, and I’d definitely recommend it even if you didn’t like The Swan Thieves.

Elizabeth Kostova’s writing style is elegant and slow moving whilst still creating the need to continue reading for me anywaybut I can see why others may need more in the way of danger, drama and non-stop action to keep them interested. Readers of historical fiction.


The whole time I was reading it, I thought, if I was to ever write a book, this is what I would want the voice to sound like. As for the concluding third of this novel To which I have to say was really trying All four of the main romantic relationships feature significant age differences, a few being more than two decades.

Or is this not a case of sloppy plotting, but shrewd planning to bind each of the characters to each other and weave them in the fabric of the story? The other part of the ending the 19th century partwas fairly believable and made sense.

Unfortunately, that rel of editing didn’t happen here, leading to flake overkill.

El rapto del cisne (Spanish Edition): Elizabeth Kostova: : Books

His talent makes him seem like the Zeus of the story, and his muse, a mysterious, beautiful dark-haired woman he keeps drawing and painting – but whom he has never met. While just as long, however, The Swan Thieves does not have the sweep or drama of her freshman novel. Did his mind wander away at last, bored even by what was supposed to excite?