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Even the day after, I find kostva mind drifting to the complex plot, the inscrutable and complicated characters and mulling over the series of events, to see if there could have been any other way the story could have ended, or even begun. Not surprising, the depth of detail on varying fields of interest, from art history to European cities, to nineteenth century daily lives, New York City to Kosstova Arbor, Michigan, manic-depression and psychiatry to museums, art education and art retreats, art collectors and auctions.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Psychiatrist Andrew Marlow has the famous painter Robert Oliver as a pacient.

Andrew Marlow, the psychiatrist, ends up having to go to the women in the painter’s life in order to figure out the mystery because the painter refuses to speak.

Elixabeth was a little displeased at that – if it’s really a Monet, don’t “plagiarize” by pretending it is by some fictitious painter. This mystery, as well as that of her doomed love affair, is unraveled slowly and lostova over the course of the book. In The Historian and now The Swan Thieves she is able to create epic stories that elevate the reader to levels of storytelling with passion and intelligence interwoven into the characters and plot.

It is a huge, good, floppy book, with more than pages so I took my time reading it. I know now that many Amazon readers considered it “boring” and “plodding” and “painful” but I found the novel as entertaining as John Grisham and as smart as Ian McEwan, with a liberal sprinkling of French Impressionism thrown in for good measure. The structure could have been more effective. Kostova’s writing is so lovely and her characters are drawn with such sensitivity.


kpstova I personally do not believe that the story could have been as effective without the surplus of descriptions as they served to provide layer upon layer of information for atmosphere, characterization, plot building or simply framing for a particular passage.

Desperate to understand the secret that tormented the genius, he embarks on a journey taking him closer to the lives of Olivers women and a tragedy at the middle of French Impressionism.

El Rapto del Cisne

The story is told by three different narrators: Bijkomend verschijnsel is dat de realistische beschrijvingen van schildertechnieken mij alvast de zin gaven om zelf opnieuw met penselen en verf aan de slag te gaan, waarvoor dank aan de schrijfster.

I started reading kotova on a plane, couldn’t put it down. However, if you’re looking for complex character relationships and koetova that represent anyone you may know in your life, this is the book for you. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Kostova writes about the 19th century painters so well I went to Wikipedia to find them – they don’t exist.

You never really understand why Robert Oliver won’t speak. In this case, one is expected to believe that art experts have apparently been blind and stupid for more than years with regard to a particular painting.

If the novel was pages less, with more of Beatrice and less kostva Kate and Mary, the novel would be more favorable. Kostova’s writing is beautiful and descriptive.

This was a lucky “find” as I was trolling the audible bookshelves during a recent trip to the library See all 3 questions about El Rapto del Cisneā€¦. The writing is excellent, enabling us to visualize the settings, and to understand the motivations of the major characters. It made me research.


Try the Kindle edition and experience raptp great reading features: You cannot deny Elizabeth’s ability to tell a story. I enjoyed her writing and her ability to give a story that was compelling, but I can’t say this was fantastic, just purely intriguing.

El Rapto del Cisne by Elizabeth Kostova (3 star ratings)

Psychiatrist treats non-talking artist arrested for slashing painting in national gallery. La premisa es demasiado floja, sin un argumento claro hasta el final, que hacer que el lector se pierda. Personal relationships are explored in depth and ,ostova multiple perspective writing gives an insight into each character, which I really appreciate. His closeness is her comfort, the small human note in a sublime landscape.

The other theme that is addressed in more than one storyline is that of love overcoming age barriers. All four of the main romantic relationships feature significant age differences, a few being more than two decades. Having read this reminded me how little I paid attention in Art History in college, and now I have a strong desire to seek out the masterpieces in the great museums with a fresh eye.

Roberta i njegovog psihijatra Marlowa te sve ljude u njihovim zivotima i pricu koja seze u povijest o slikarici Beatrice.