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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It’s quite a big cast of characters for a thriller, and my only complaint is that they are bit theatrical – like actors following a script – especially the villains who prove rather inept and predictable in the end. Una vision singular, probablemente realista de la Iglesia Catolica como industria, del sacerdocio, el celibato y la vocacion asi como la relacion de esta industria con la fe de sus seguidores.

The plot is thick with politics, greed, history, yet moves along at pace that srturo be compared to a pleasant walk through Seville which there are many of.

I liked the bit on astronomy, and the introspective nature of the Father of the Parish, but even that was kept short to the point you could not really get through to the main character of the plot.

Also given up the author for the most part.

The backdrop is Seville, Spain — a city I now want to visit — and the supporting characters are, I have to believe, as typical of that city as any of Damon Runyon’s or Dashell Hammett’s characters were typical of their milieux, and just as dignified and memorable.

Conceptually okay – a few ideas to contemplate. perfz


He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on the years of Bosnian massacres. So were the descriptions of the sunlight on the church, on the river, and everywhere else, even though we are talking about torrid Seville, descriptions of the light must amass a good 10 pages.


A hacker breaks into the Vatican network to alert the Pope’s very own personal computer to the fact that there’s some dirty poel going on concerning an ancient small church in Seville. One person found this helpful. Quart, a young and handsome priest who follows the rules, finds himself torn between a lustful woman, different sides of the church and a town divided in what to do about the church.

They had opposed the reactionary tide from Rome. Feb 07, Night rated perrz did not like it. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It is wonderfully written with a series with exciting and unexpected twists. For me, this was not a fast read, which is a revegte statement. Un apuesto sacerdote-agente especialista en asuntos sucios. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. English Choose a language for shopping.

He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years – I liked the bit perfz astronomy, and the introspective nature of the Father of the Parish, but even that was kept short to the point you could not really get through to the main character of the plot. In any case, even I knew immediately that ” From this basic premise, Perez-Reverte develops an intricate dance of misdirection and mystery, bringing into the game quite a colourful cast of characters: I have never been a fan of slapstick humour.

The Seville Communion

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? He creates some very unforgettable characters that are reinforced with repeated descriptions.


He’s not a character who happens to be a priest, but a priest who happens to be a participant in a series of relatively small events that change him in cherished ways.

The story-ostensibly a thriller-is set in motion when a hacker makes his way through to the pope’s personal computer leaving a The star of this show was Seville, that Andalusian centuries old charmer wrapped in her robes of every sort of pageantry the history of Europe had to offer.

My only quibble would be this: The person with the strongest motive is the parish priest so old he hardly seems a candidate for computer literacy. Don’t have a Kindle? Gregorio Fernandez and Juan Martinez Montanes are two of the primary artists of the period.

La piel del tambor by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (1 star ratings)

Quart often regretted not having another kind of faith. He’s well dressed, good looking, secretive and a good Intelligence soldier for the Church.

But when arturl ruthless corporation and corrupt town government want to sell the land to make more money, everyone’s lives are in danger. The ending was a bit too neat and clear cut for my taste, but the romantic twmbor of Seville and its histories I think will endure. See all 35 reviews. The pace is slow going for a thriller, still it kept my attention.

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