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Imaginary Runner eS Every good story deserves an intelligent main character who isasy to like I am very happy that this one has it I will gladly meet Fandorin in the next booksAnd finally humor As a rule I don t like funny books and movies because they rarely ntertain me and often I found them annoying I have a specific sense of humor but I generally like intelligent humor And this book has just that I a specific sense of humor but I
generally like intelligent humor And this book has just that I t say how many times I really laughed when I like intelligent humor And this book has just that I t say how many times I really laughed when I this story It s hilarious For a long time I was looking for something like this a lighter story full of good humor I m glad that I finally came across such a bookThe only thing I would change is the nding And I do not mean the Fresh Water end of the criminal intrigue I am talking about the last scene in the book which surprised me with its sad and tragic character The whole book is so cheerful and funny that I didn txpect it at all I would prefer it to nd up completely different I wonder if this topic will continue in the next booksI m so glad I finally read this book Certainly
is not my last with Fandorin 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 have read hundreds 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 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 his head and informs a young girl sitting there with her governess that unless she kisses him he s going to blow his brains out She doesn t and he 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 nterprising young man Erast Fandorin sees that there must be under the surface Erast is just a newbie in the police department but he is sharp What follows keeps Erast on the From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read 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 strongnough to where I found myself rooting for him the ntire 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 heyit 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 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 still he finds it curious nough 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 this is an open and shut case nor with the preliminary detective work the precinct has 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. For instance 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 on his keen intuition the ager sleuth plunges into an investigation that leads him across Europe landing him at the deadly center of a terrorist conspiracy of worldwide proportio. .This Is Not My Last
I discovered Boris Akunin last year and immediately fell into his prosaic style His novels are full of humor and suspense and there are parts that made me laugh aloud These books are a fun riotous read that you don t want to put down until you ve completed ach and very one of them For the first half of down until you ve completed ach and very one of them For the first half of book I was of the opinion that this was an ok crime thriller but one like a few others I
have read which felt a bit thin Some historical crime thrillers feel toread which felt a bit thin Some historical crime thrillers feel to a bit like once the well researched chosen cultural and chronological aspects are stripped away you re not left with much xcept a simple story dressed up in unusual words This had some strange names and social ranks and the story set up in a fairly likeable way the first half was fairly Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye enjoyableBut the second halfspecially the final twists was just silly The repetitive superhuman and seemingly psychic ualities of the central character just got unbelievable yet his blundering stupidity to get into the scrapes he then Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France extracted himself 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 hundred pages uickly rolling myyes 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 hero and his use of 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 xcellently translated of course the nding was incredibly Russian we can translated of course the Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild ending was incredibly Russian we can have things be TOO happy can we as well as the banter between characters about famous Russian novelists and poetsven reciting some Russian poetry I liked getting a feel for Russia and Europe during the late 19th century and how 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 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 yed youth who accidentally comes to investigate a strange case of public suicide In spite of his naivete and innocence Erast proves 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 Russian history culture and mentality it never stops being a first class ntertainmen A to Z project book 6What a delightful mysteryadventure Set in 1876 in Russia and other parts of Europe it follows an nergetic but naive young man who has 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 his abilities although he is not without talents but because fate seems to be on his side Akunin catches the tone of Victorian adventure very well Plotwise this reminded me of one of Sherlock Holmes s scapades a small local crime that Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 expands into a big and admittedly rather silly international conspiracyThere s a dark twist at thend that has me anxious to continue in this series On to The Turkish Gambit Boris Akunin is. Moscow May 1876 What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot 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 still he finds it curious nough to send the newest member of the division Erast Fandorin a young ma.
Boris Akunin ✓ 6 Free readActually 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 his crime novels The Winter ueen is one of three mysteries featuring the detective 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 genres his own classification he wrote ach book of the series in ach sub genre conspiracy spy political Agatha Christie type tc In the first book we are presented with a conspiracy mysteryThe main hero 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 himself 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 this conclusion He starts digging deeper and ventually stumbles upon a vast conspiracyThe book gives a depiction of Russian Empire at the turn of 19th century I found the historical background to be
and Moscow feels really As a mystery novel is fails on several accounts A 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 them have very interesting and bright personalities Erast Fandorin falls flat for meHe is not that smart to begin with and he usually solves the mystery right after the solution practically jumps into his face but I really need to cut him some slack here as this is his first case So what does he have going for him He is incredibly lucky uite often an assassin sent to dispatch him stumbles in the very last moment something falls on hisher head and so on His luck xtends to gambling he never loses a game of cards or dice To me this looks like a cheap trick to make up for his deficiency in grey cells areaConclusion 2 stars for mystery 4 stars for historical background which makes up for 3 stars overall This review is a copypaste on my BookLikes one Oh wow I did not La heredera del mar expect this book to be so good And so funny Earlier I heard a lot of good things about this series But now I ve found out what a good story it is myselfThis book hasverything A great and interesting plot a fantastic main character and lots of 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 my heroes through subseuent vents in the book AND THIS IS WHAT VE GOT this is what ve got 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 xactly what happened and who is involved in it Friends turn out to be nemies nobody can be trusted A really great story I really wanted to know what would happen nextAnd in the middle of it all is Fandorin I am surprised how much his character volves during this short book It doesn t happen that often And I must say that I love all his faces From a shy young boy to a confident agent Fandorin is simply a very well written character He is intelligent clever and learns very uickly specially on his mistake. 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 has 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. ,Excellent And Moscow Feels Really