Too many twists and turns of the story. Reads more as a script for a TV series than a novel.
Questo librone mi è servito per ricostruire un periodo storico interessante, ossia la conquista, nel bene e nel male, della spagna da parte dei castigliani, con la cacciata/conversione di mori ed ebrei. Forse potrebbe sembrare un pò noioso a qualcuno, però è molto dettagliato e verosimile....Continua
After "The Cathedral of the Sea" I expected more. The novel is far too long and I couldn't really get into the plot (it took me more than two months to finish it and two or three times I was about to give up...). On the top of it, the protagonist is, apart from his second wife Rafaela, surrounded by irritating female characters, a true example of blind and heartless (think of Aisha repudiating her own son) religious extremism which - while reading - made me so often think of John Lennon's inspired words: "Imagine there's no countries / [...] Nothing to kill and die for / and no religion too / Imagine all the people / living life in peace..."...Continua