A to Z project book 6What a delightful mysteryadventure Set in 1876 in Russia and other parts of Europe it follows an energetic but naive young man who as just begun a career as a minor functionary in the Moscow police Erast Fandorin is something new or perhaps something old made new again a character who succeeds not through is abilities although e is not without talents but because fate seems to be on Im Westen nichts Neues his side Akunin catches the tone of Victorian adventure very well Plotwise this reminded me of one of Sherlock Holmes s escapades a small local crime that expands into a big and admittedly rather silly international conspiracyThere s a dark twist at the end thatas me anxious to continue in this series On to The Turkish Gambit Boris Akunin is actually a pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili bless you according to the About the Author section in the back Akunin is Japanese for villain a rather fitting pen surname for someone who is apparently legendary in Russia for 7 Secrets to Get your Prayers Answered his crime novels The Winter ueen is one of three mysteries featuring the detective Erast Fandorin I understand all three of them were made into big Russian blockbuster movies I think I might like the better movie I m just sayin This particular story is being remade into an English film coming out next year Thank god for Wikipedia for those of us who live under rocksAkuninas the opportunity to create a really awesome detective a Russian James Bond if you will yet I found Fandorin to be rather a wiener He s a 20 year old detective still wet around the ears who uncovers a plot for world domination In Moscow 1876 The concept seems pretty awesome but my literary planets were clearly not aligned and I found myself mentally snoozing most of the way through this Which is sort of a ard feat if it s meant to be a conspiracy novel I expect these sorts of books to grab me from the beginning shake me like a dog toy and not let go until the end when my proverbial neck is brokenI might check out the other two Fandorin novels I want to like this guy because e s Russian but I m wondering if maybe I ave a problem with contemporary Russian authors ugh Victor Pelevin and may just need to stick to the classic Russian writers who ad to write to save their livesI wouldn t tell others to not read this book I think a lot of people probably like it Hell all of Russia can not be wrong They love this guy there so I figure the fault is on my own side So knock yourself out and I promise to someday no rush check out another book by Pustahan Tayo Mahal Kita him In the meantime someone needs to recommend a contemporary Russian author who isn t crap This is the first book of a very popular Russian series which brought fame to its author Boris Akunin real name Grigory Chkhartishvili Boris Akunin considers mystery genre to consist of several sub genresis own classification e wrote each book of the series in each sub genre conspiracy spy political Agatha Christie type etc In the first book we are presented with a conspiracy mysteryThe main ero of the series is Erast Fandorin a young man in 19th century Russian Empire the first book takes place in 1876 A talented student from a wealthy family shot imself in a broad daylight which seems to be the obvious case of a suicide resulting from trivial reasons but our
Hero Is Not Satisfied With is not satisfied with conclusion He starts digging deeper and eventually stumbles upon a vast conspiracyThe book gives a depiction of Russian Empire at the turn of 19th century I found the istorical background to be excellent and Moscow feels really alive As a mystery novel is fails on several accounts A Enqute sur la noblesse hero of a detective series can make it or break it Consider the most famous detectives Sherlock Holmes Hercule Poirot Nero Wolfe and others All of themave very interesting and bright personalities Erast Fandorin falls flat for meHe is not that smart to begin with and Les Nombrils - Tome 5 - Un couple d'enfer (French Edition) he usually solves the mystery right after the solution practically jumps intois face but I really need to cut Tuntematon Kimi Räikkönen him some slackere as this is Handbook of Primary Care Procedures (Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials) his first case So what doese DevOps with Kubernetes : Non-Programmer's Handbook have going forim He is incredibly lucky uite often an assassin sent to dispatch The Fiddler in the Subway him stumbles in the very last moment something falls onisher Trumbull Park (Northeastern Library of Black Literature) head and so on His luck extends to gamblinge never loses a game of cards or dice To me this looks like a cheap trick to make up for is deficiency in grey cells areaConclusion 2 stars for mystery 4 stars for istorical background which makes up for 3 stars overall This review is a copypaste on my BookLikes one. Moscow May 1876 What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot Rve, cl de l'identit himself in front of a promenading public in the Alexander Gardens Decadence and boredom most likely is what the commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Police thinks but stille finds it curious enough to send the newest member of the division Erast Fandorin a young ma. Man a student named Kokorin standing in front of a bench in a suare full of people The man takes out a revolver puts it up to is Cemetery Planet I head and informs a young girl sitting there wither governess that unless she kisses Elämän ja kuoleman kentältä – Sotarunoilija Aarni Suursalon vaikutelmia vapaussodasta hime s going to blow The Reluctant Heiress Lone Star Legacy his brains out She doesn t ande does Of course the police are called in and it turns out that on that same day there were other public suicide attempts all using the same method all over town The police are left baffled but one enterprising young man Erast Fandorin sees that there must be under the surface Erast is just a newbie in the police department but Les Osismes Peuple de l'Occident Gaulois he is sharp What follows keeps Erast on the edge of danger and leads to a crime so vast it spills out of Russia s bordersI could say but I d wreck the story and I HATE when people do thatConsidering that this is the first in a series the main character comes off very strong enough to where I found myself rooting forim the entire way You might agree with some reviewers that it s a stretch to believe that a relative newbie to the police department would be the one to be put on this case and that a joe nobody would rise up so uickly but eyit s fiction No one says this must be believable And it s a fun story The Publisher Says Moscow May 1876 What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot imself in front of a promenading public in the Alexander Gardens Decadence and boredom most likely is what the commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Police thinks but still e finds it curious enough to send the newest member of the division Erast Fandorin a young man of irresistible
charm to the Alexander Gardens precinct for informationFandorin is not satisfied with the conclusion that to the Alexander Gardens precinct for informationFandorin is not satisfied with the conclusion that is an open and shut case nor with the preliminary detective work the precinct as done and for good reason The bizarre and tragic suicide is soon connected to a clear case of murder witnessed firsthand by Fandorin There are many unresolved uestions Why for instance The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives have both victims left their fortunes to an orphanage run by the English Lady Astair And who is the beautiful AB whose signed photograph is found in the apparent suicide s apartment Relying onis keen intuition the eager sleuth plunges into an investigation that leads im across Europe landing im at the deadly center of a terrorist conspiracy of worldwide proportionsMy Review Young orphaned Erast Fandorin Thank You God For Everything has landed a comparatively cushy job for one whose comfortable future in czarist Russia was snatched away by the machinations of capitalists beggaring and causing the suicide ofis father Erast is a fourteenth class state functionary serving a police official as amanuensis and errand boy It leads Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata him into some odd alleyways servingis about to retire master Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing his witis proficiency with language Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric his unuenchable curiosity leadis boss to allow amused and indulgent of The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia his junior s silly fascination with nothing criminal Erast to investigate some odd goings on among Moscow s Bright Young Things including the suicide of a youth whose estate over a million rubles is left to elderly English philanthropist Baroness AdairThat one fact that odd itchy ill fitting wool sock of a fact unravels an international conspiracy touching every government in the world though it is unclear that this conspiracyas any evil intent at least to me Erast extremely young and naive at the outset of the book ends it extremely young concussed and in no possible sense naive and inexperienced any How that comes about is a page turning pleasure to readFor once I am glad I read the second book in the series before the first I felt much like I was investing my time wisely after reading Turkish Gambit than I might The Origin of Feces havead I read this book first It s good don t mistake me but it Gambit than I might Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution havead I read this book first It s good don t mistake me but it not as good as Gambit and it s not as clear and succinct eitherBut good golly Miss Molly it s a ripping good read full of explosions betrayals and general all around wickedness and sneakiness It s got young love it s got opeless infatuation it s got comradeship and affection and even a very memorable wedding scene I am completely entranced with its picture of czarist Russia I am excited to discover
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Summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Boris AkuninI discovered Boris Akunin last year immediately fell into is prosaic style His novels are full Of Humor And Suspense And Are humor and suspense and there are that made me laugh aloud These books are a fun riotous read that you don t want to put down until you ve completed each and every one of them For the first alf of this book I was of the opinion that this was an ok crime thriller but one like a few others I Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique have read which felt a bit thin Someistorical crime thrillers feel to me a bit like once the well researched chosen cultural and chronological aspects are stripped away you re not left with much except a simple story dressed up in unusual words This Yoga in the Workplace had some strange names and social ranks and the story set up in a fairly likeable way the firstalf was fairly enjoyableBut the second L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE half especially the final twists was just silly The repetitive superhuman and seemingly psychic ualities of the central character just got unbelievable yetis blundering stupidity to get into the scrapes Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 he then extractedimself from in amazing manner this was ridiculous too There wasn t much wrong with the writing and much of the characterisation but the plot was just daft Meh I read the last undred pages uickly rolling my eyes at the multiple sillinesses This is a brilliant book The plot is clever and full of those no way moments that I love in
mysteries I laughed out loud than once Fandorin is such a silly and unassuming ero and is useI laughed out loud than once Fandorin is such a silly and unassuming ero and Found in Translation his use the male corset was absolutely divine I did see a few things coming but the writing was such fun to read that it didn t spoil the book for meI appreciate it as a work of Russian literature excellently translated of course the ending was incredibly Russian we can tave things be TOO Folktales from the Moose of Burkina Faso happy can we as well as the banter between characters about famous Russian novelists and poets even reciting some Russian poetry I liked getting a feel for Russia and Europe during the late 19th century andow different detective work stretching across nations must ve been before the telephone and internet This book was a pleasure on many different levels I d read Akunin again I don t know if the charm of this novel translates well into English but in its original Russian language this short Jeou p'ou t'ouan ou la chair comme tapis de prire historical mystery is deliciousThe Winter ueen or as it was originally titled Azazel is the first book in a series of detective stories whose main character is Erast Fandorin In this novel set in 1870s Russia Erast is a 20 year old wide eyed youth who accidentally comes to investigate a strange case of public suicide In spite ofis naivete and innocence Erast proves Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus himself an astute detective and manages to untangle a world wide conspiracyThe best thing about this novel is that while it manages to give a taste of Russianistory culture and mentality it never stops being a first class entertainment dynamic and fun I would recommend this book to anyone remotely interested in 19th century Russia but who is intimidated by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky Oh wow I did not expect this book to be so good And so funny Earlier I eard a lot of good things about this series But now I ve found out what a good story it is myselfThis book as everything A great and interesting plot a fantastic main character and lots of Do No Harm humor Let s start with the plot because ultimately this is the reason why you read a detective novel right I really like when the book starts with a strong blow when we find the corpse on the first few pages And I love when immediately afterwards without undue delay we start looking for a villain I prefer to get to know myeroes through subseuent events in the book And this is what ve got The Poseidon Adventure here On the first pages we see a strange suicide and a few pages later Fandorin begins to look for answers What could you want The story is complicated and interesting there are so many suspects All the time you don t know exactly whatappened and who is involved in it Friends turn out to be enemies nobody can be trusted A r Absolutely and totally fun novel reminiscent of those old cliffhanger series things I would recommend this book to readers who like what I would call literary mysteries rather than the fast food type of reads although I must say some of the ffrs fast food reads are pretty good so I m not slamming them I How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction have readundreds in my time Anyway this one demands a little of your patience time but you will be rewarded in the long run brief plot review wo spoilersSet in Moscow in the czarist Russia of 1876 the novel opens with a young. N of irresistible charm to the Alexander Gardens precinct for informationFandorin is not satisfied with the conclusion that this is an open and shut case nor with the preliminary detective work the precinct as done and for good reason The bizarre and tragic suicide is soon connected to a clear case of murder witnessed firsthand by Fandorin There are many unresolved uestions Why. .