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Return to Book Page. I wish there were more books like these out there. I have not actually read this book in English, but my Swedish translation of the Finnish original is abridged. Earlier I thought that, given Waltari Having read the whole thing now, I would say that this is one of those that has to be read to the very end to truly know if it was worth it.

Sometimes love works just like that, as a choice. Invisible Cities Italo Calvino. All nations are equal and human suffering is the same, no matter whether the person be Etruscan, Greek, or black.

Later he enrolled in the University of Helsinki as a theology student, according to his mother’s wishes, but soon abandoned theology in favour of philosoph Mika Toimi Waltari was a Finnish historical novelist, best known for his magnum opus The Egyptian. He became a member of the Finnish Academy in and received an honorary doctorate at the University of Turku in It’s hard to tell how much of my assessment is based on the unsympathetic editing and how much on the original story, so I wanted to make that clear at the outset!

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He participated, and mmika succeeded, in literary competitions to prove the quality of his work to critics.

Jul 20, Gabriel rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a boy, he witnessed the Finnish Civil War in Helsinki. This is not supposedly a fantasy novel, is it?

The Silence of the Girls Pat Barker. Maybe some day I’ll read it in English translation just to compare Judging by comments from people who’ve read the original, Waltari’s text is actually much richer and more lyrical than is suggested in this translation.

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Year of Wonders Geraldine Brooks. Courtney’s War Wilbur Smith. If anyone should happen to find a more successful translation into English, I’d be enormously grateful for recommendations. Another very good book, written infrom Mika Waltari.

My comments on this book must be prefaced by two caveats. The book follows Turms warrior, pirate, exile, wanderer, politician as he struggles to learn who he is and where he came from, while dealing with a group of people friends, lovers that seem to be very closely connected with his entire life. After the war, he also wrote several novellas, showing particular mastery in this genre.

Arsinoe herself is merely a cardboard cut-out femme fatale. I personaggi sono tutti negativi, in particolare le donne, che sono arriviste e, sotto sotto, tutte meretrici. He had a very busy schedule and strict work ethic.

War and Peace Leo Tolstoy. In these novels, he gave powerful expression to his fundamental pessimism and also, in two novels set in the Roman Empire, to his Christian conviction. I’m not really sure what to think about this book. Bestsellers in Historical Fiction.

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The Etruscan by Mika Waltari

One moment he can see right through her, as she flirts outrageously with his friends; the next minute he is plunged into a frenzy of desire for her. Thus Spoke Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche.

This part was fascinating. Go Set waltar Watchman Harper Lee. Nations rise and recede in cycles and each nation’s growth, blossoming and fading has been measured.

I will put here to finish this one quote of the book that I liked: Want to Read saving…. Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders.

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Putnam’s Sons NY first published Looking for beautiful books? First, I am reading a translation from the s by Evelyn Ramsdenwhich I suspect would benefit from being updated.

For me the first half was non-eventful, a charade about men’s desires and women’s deceit. The story of Turms is intriguing, adventurous, fast-paced action on some parts and with interior reflection, philosophical themes approached on other parts, but not exaggerated. The second half, on the other hand, what about the shifting balance of the great powers of the time: On the cover the two main characters kiss.

Jun 26, Jan rated it liked it. His abduction of one of the servants of the temple of Aphrodite at Eryx provides many amorous adventures. It has been claimed that he also suffered from insomnia and depression, sometimes to the extent waltaru needing hospital treatment. The Alice Network Kate Quinn. Regarding Arsinoe, I understand how most people feel about her.