Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the international bestseller The Historian. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA. El Rapto del Cisne [Elizabeth Kostova] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El rapto del cisne (Spanish Edition) [Elizabeth Kostova] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El psiquiatra Andrew Marlon se ha dedicado a su.

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To ask other readers questions about El Rapto del Cisneplease sign up. The synopsis as well as the marketing for this focuses on Robert Oliver’s incident at The National Gallery of Art in which he tries to slash a painting, Leda, by a Gilbert Thomas. Open Preview See a Problem?

I’m hoping this is just a blip and that Kostova will one day write something to match her debut, but after this I would approach any future novels with caution.

The book consists of chapters as told by several people and also through letters. Pratimo dvije price koje su kako saznajemo kasnije usko vezane.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. This was a very good read – the audio production was wonderful – multiple narrators including Treat Williams, Anne Heche and John Lee, with musical interludes interspersed throughout.

She spoils her readers with research for those of you who have elizabsth The Historian, you will recall how well-researched her writing is. There’s nothing strictly wrong with the book, and I’m finding it hard to work out how I’d have judged it if I’d never read anything else by the author. The author tells two stories in this novel.


What’s worse is that the author showed the reader the entire pencil sketch on this novel’s blank canvas before she even started filling it in.

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

I decided that no, the It has been a long time since I’ve read a book that made me hungry for the next word, whose pages or so flew by in an instant, and that after finishing it, I could scarcely breathe and ep about anything else for the next few hours.

The main characters are flawed people, but very human.

Eel is an exquisitely written art history mystery with a difference: He is cured suddenly. Quotes from El Rapto del Cisne. Considering how old this post is, though, I doubt dell matters. The mystery woman was real; the pack of letters was hers. Quotes from El Rapto del Cisne. I absolutely loved this beautiful story. She is such a good writer that when she describes paintings which are done a lot you can clearly imagine the painting in front of your eyes; that is some rare gift.

At times I couldn’t believe The Swan Thieves and The Historian could possibly have been written by the same person – there are echoes of the latter in the graceful, evocative description, but there wasn’t enough of this, particularly in the segments set in Mexico and France. I washed myself again and again, I washed the mountains of laundry, I changed e beds and the breast pads, I scrubbed and wiped the bodies.

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Psychiatrist Elizabetj Marlow has the famous painter Robert Oliver as a pacient.

El Rapto del Cisne by Elizabeth Kostova (5 star ratings)

Through the well-written flashbacks and the modern day interactions, the story develops one brush stroke at a time. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? To view it, click here.

It’s pages long. You feel connected to almost all her characters. Having the chapters titled by whose character is ‘speaking’ is a valuable thing because it would be difficult to follow if it had not been arranged this way. My slight disappointment stems from the author’s seeming inability to create a unique voice for each character.

I decided that no, rqpto ending was as perfect as the beginning and the middle. For those who choose their audio books based on the reader, you should note that this one is read by many readers Anne Heche clsne Treat Williams to name a few, but the reading was sort of flat and blah.

Crafted with poise and knowledge of the art period that is arguably the most eventful, The Swan Thieves enthralls on three levels, and is slizabeth from a range of perspectives that ring utterly true. And there is a historical flavor too, as Marlowe t I started reading this on a plane, couldn’t put it down.