Una atractiva historia de amor, codicia, fe, traición y asesinato. La Sevilla de Pérez-Reverte seduce a su protagonista y a sus lectores. La piel del tambor has ratings and reviews. Jord said: I found this book in a resort in the Caribbean, it took me two holidays to actually fini. James said: 3+ stars to Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s The Seville Communion, By the way I read it in Spanish where the title is “La piel del tambor.” I think this is his.

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I found much of my reading experience to be spoiled by stereotypical characters, stilted dialogue and a contrived plot.

That you have to read the very last sentence to get to know who the killer was may seem stylish, but hey hardly original, or is it? The banker hires a trio, two men and a woman, a kind of Three Stooges, to spy on the various parties and to make sure the church closes.

La piel del tambor / The Seville Communion

He creates some very unforgettable characters that are reinforced with repeated descriptions. While I would have appreciated a more in-depth discussion, I was pleasantly surprised by the very fact of the inclusion of these ideas in the book.

Quart is not your Father Confessor. I am certainly going to read some more of his works. See all 35 reviews.

The Seville Communion by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

The Catholic Church used to have all the power in Spain, and its struggle for significance in the modern world was ultimately the main attraction of the book for me, the question of what is worthy of preservation and what belongs in the dumping grounds of history. It is also slated for demolition, as Bank Cartujano and its greedy vice chairman, working in cahoots with the local archbishop, want to make a fortune by buying the property at a fraction of its true value.


I decide to read this after good experiences in the past specially with “El Club Dumas” and “La Tabla de Flandes” but find it really disappointing.

Obviously, no one provides any clues about the identity of the mysterious hacker. The Vatican couldn’t care less about the fate of that church, but for the sake of face dispatches a sort of priestly James Bond, Lorenzo Rdverte, to investigate the pie, and in particular identify the hacker.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Their conversation is thick with careful formality that exudes even more menace. And even after a fight in the dark where everybody fights and gets punched the beautiful young duchess is the only one who was kept immaculate, lol.

From the start, the dissonance between a computer hacker and Vatican emails commands interest which is intensified by the delineation of the political rivalries. I wish I could rate it 0. He creates a long list of colorful characters.

The author aturo each character, particularly the comedic ones, a compelling set of intentions and then releases them to pursue their convoluted schemes. There is much pondering about the limits of his faith. His mastery of all aspects of the Spanish languages, from the 17th-century dialogue in the Capitan Alatriste series, to the Mexican street language and Spanish drug slang to the 19th-century Franglish in “Trafalgar” have earned him a place in the Real Academia de la Lengua.


The Seville Communion

A past investigation by Quart had disturbing results. Los demas personajes muy bien situados, cada uno en su papel, muy bien logrados todos. There is only one problem: Perhaps the most rewarding surprises are Father Quart’s decisions and the true meaning behind the title lz the book.

When you think it cant go worse, then it comes the ending, omg!!! This book, in the original Spanish version is not only a page turner, but a delight to read.

After this book, he could reverge definitely journalism for focusing on his career as a fiction writer. Lists with This Book.

The story slips from a thriller to variations on the theme of existential crisis. Learn more about Amazon Prime. There is an electrical outage that shrouds the meeting in semi-darkness. The resolution of the problem will secure his status quo, a failure might send him to a remote church in South America. Eprez given up the author for the most part. It is laa, yet you want more to help drive home the complexity of the story and the need for everyone to get what they wish for.