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The Glassblower of Murano

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Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 348 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0312386982 | Isbn-13: 9780312386986 | Publish date: 

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Category: Fiction & Literature , History , Romance

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Book Description
Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, to protect his secret daughter. In the present day his descendant, Leonora Manin, leaves an unhappy life in London to begin a new one as a glassblower in Venice. As she finds new life and love in her adoptive city, her fate becomes inextricably linked with that of her ancestor and the treacherous secrets of his life begin to come to light.
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    1.有兩條故事線,穿梭於十七世紀與現代的威尼斯之間。十七世紀的部分很精采--為什麼Corradino知道自己要死了,而且是死於自己打造的玻璃匕首之下?他和他的女兒如何重逢?他怎麼救他女兒一命?寫到老師傅被關入死囚時,實在令人不忍卒睹。寫到老師傅在複雜的情緒之下竟然出賣了Corradino時,又令人倒抽一口冷氣。 2.現代的部分著重於Corradino的後代Leonora的異國戀,她本來是在離婚之後要到威尼斯展開追求玻璃藝術的新人生,結果變成她丟了工作,和義大利警探墜入愛河還懷孕生子,整個讓我想質問她:搞什麼啊妳?! 3.文筆優美,故事的描述當中穿插人物內心的獨白,獨白的部分有種沉靜下來、很內心世界的氛圍。 4.等於是歷史懸疑+芭樂羅曼史,不知道如果完全著重在十七世紀的部分,這部作品會不會更完美?因為這部分最後的結局只是Corradino答應The Ten回到威尼斯去被The Ten做掉,如此一來The Ten就會放過他女兒,這種結局未免太弱、太草率了,The Ten也完全不像一個會信守承諾、放過無辜的人的組織。

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  • 5

    When I first realized that this was another present/past story, I was annoyed. It seems that this technique is too popular currently and not always done very successfully. But, the writing did ...continue

    When I first realized that this was another present/past story, I was annoyed. It seems that this technique is too popular currently and not always done very successfully. But, the writing did capture my interest, so, delightedly, I persisted with it. And, I am truly glad that I did. I is a wonderfully crafted book with a number of twists that very satisfactorily web the entire tale. I would suggest reading "Vivaldi's Virgins" as a companion piece with this. The two together make a most rewarding duo.

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