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Well that was just as good as I remembered Everything I said below still holds true The tale may have felt a bitheavy handed this time, but I think that s only because I knew who the murderer was and as Sherlock Holmes says, I only saw it because I knew what I was looking for It didn t diminish the pleasure of the experience.This re read had me focusing a loton characterization since I didn t have to be obsessively caught up in the mystery What is beautifully done here is showi Well that was just as good as I remembered Everything I said below still holds true The tale may have felt a bitheavy handed this time, but I think that s only because I knew who the murderer was and as Sherlock Holmes says, I only saw it because I knew what I was looking for It didn t diminish the pleasure of the experience.This re read had me focusing a loton characterization since I didn t have to be obsessively caught up in the mystery What is beautifully done here is showing the importance of story the stories that we create for ourselves each day and our reluctance to deviate from the character that we ve created for ourselves It s the dark side of far too much education if there s nothing new under the sun, then all that remains is to Choose Your Own Adventure to suit yourself.But yes, everyone I ve recommended this to lately, I ve checked on this, and I did not lead you astray Feel free to proceed and enjoy Original Review I discovered Arturo Perez Reverte while in Paris on study abroad This was incredibly unfortunate for me, as english language bookstores were limited, and my yen to read everything he s ever written became quite overwhelming I still think fondly of that poor bookseller and his terrifed expression when I would walk in every week and demand Reverte, s il vous plait But to the book itself This book is quite well constructed From beginning to climax to the hushed end, everything felt as if it was exactly as it should be, without being dull or predictable Reverte specializes in the chamber mystery, genre Which I discovered is the kind of mystery that is right up my alley He s very good at playing mind games with his readers and challenging them to solve the mystery along with the characters I was personally too distracted with the beauty of what was being constructed to really devote all my mental energy to solving the puzzle, though I finished this book in a feverish 48 hours of non stop reading I could not put it down.Perez Reverte is capable of a feeling of quiet poetry in the events of his novel, his choices in terms of where to take them next His style is certainly an homage to certain other genres, but he does it so gracefully and so well that not only does it translate into his own peculiar mixing of genre it translates beautifully from the Spanish original With only minor mistakes that I think are the fault of the translator and not the universal relatability of the writer s prose This is what a well told tale looks like [[ Free E-pub ]] ☙ La tavola fiamminga ⇧ Su un quadro fiammingo del Quattrocento si nasconde una scritta misteriosa Chi ha ucciso il cavaliere Un riferimento alla partita a scacchi rappresentata nel dipinto, o un messaggio legato a qualche crimine rimasto irrisolto A chiederselo Julia, una giovane restauratrice madrilena che cercher di risolvere l enigma con l aiuto di Alvaro, professore di storia dell arte ed ex amante, dell esperto di scacchi Mu oz e dell antiquario C sar Nel frattempo il mondo della ragazza sconvolto da una serie di delitti, e da un assassino che sembra continuare la partita iniziata dal pittore cinquecento anni prima My friend Cathy also a chessplayer told me I had to read this, and she was indeed right I couldn t put it down, and finished it in about a day It s well, what is it I read it as a kind of postmodernist reimagining of Alice Through The Looking Glass Other books I immediately thought of were The Name of the Rose, G del, Escher, Bach and Luzhin s Defense Formally, it s a very stylized murder mystery Julia, the sexy but childlike Alice figure, is a Madrid art restorer She receives an unu My friend Cathy also a chessplayer told me I had to read this, and she was indeed right I couldn t put it down, and finished it in about a day It s well, what is it I read it as a kind of postmodernist reimagining of Alice Through The Looking Glass Other books I immediately thought of were The Name of the Rose, G del, Escher, Bach and Luzhin s Defense Formally, it s a very stylized murder mystery Julia, the sexy but childlike Alice figure, is a Madrid art restorer She receives an unusual commission, a 15th century painting of a chess game There are multiple layers of reference two of the people in the painting are playing chess, while the third one, a mysterious lady in black, watches But they are also identified with the pieces, since it turns out that the picture contains a hidden message about the relationships between them, coded in the position of the game itself Which in turn is reflected in the mirror shown on one side of the painting.The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons This disappointed me, especially since it came so highly recommended I just couldn t buy into it though The plot was absurd and unbelievable in numerous places The characters lacked common sense Let s seesomeone is trying to kill meI think I ll go out late at night by myself and cruise around the city, hail taxis, go to a nice restaurant, and then head back to my apartment for a quiet night by myself where the killer just so happens to know I live That kind of crap really grated on me This disappointed me, especially since it came so highly recommended I just couldn t buy into it though The plot was absurd and unbelievable in numerous places The characters lacked common sense Let s seesomeone is trying to kill meI think I ll go out late at night by myself and cruise around the city, hail taxis, go to a nice restaurant, and then head back to my apartment for a quiet night by myself where the killer just so happens to know I live That kind of crap really grated on me, but I pressed on only to be truly disgusted when I got to the last 20 pages or so Most of chess aspects of the story have no real bearing on the outcome which is a let down, and the killer s motives along with the sheer implausibility of such a tidy ending managed to piss me off I got this as a birthday present and took it with me on our Thanksgiving trip I wish I had taken the Manhattan phone book instead It would have had a lotinteresting characters and none of them would be such implausible things as the characters of this novel The whole structure is so contrived it ultimately collapses under its own weight The book is built around a convoluted metaphor like art is chess is life is art, but the harder the author works at it, thetenuous it becomes I got this as a birthday present and took it with me on our Thanksgiving trip I wish I had taken the Manhattan phone book instead It would have had a lotinteresting characters and none of them would be such implausible things as the characters of this novel The whole structure is so contrived it ultimately collapses under its own weight The book is built around a convoluted metaphor like art is chess is life is art, but the harder the author works at it, thetenuous it becomes The reader needs a degree in art history and a US Chess Federation rating of Expert or higher Even with twenty five pages of explanation at the end always a bad sign , I still have no firm idea what motivated the villain to murder two people I suspect this novel suffers from a pedestrian translation It probably reads a lot better in Spanish However, the author has to bear the onus of the cumbersome structure I have read this book almost 16 years ago, but I still remember how fascinated I was after.For me, back in the 90 00s, if you haven t read a book of Mr Reverte, couldn t have a clue about his writing skills I recommend this one, to anyone who adores art and mystery, especially if they are bond so well in a book The book s main theme is a painting by Peter van Huys Julia is restoring paintings and a painting representing a chess game between the Duke of Flanders and his knight is her current task While running her tests she discovers a hidden message under the tablecloth saying Who killed the knight So Julia starts trying to solve the mystery of a murder that took place centuries ago But murders start taking place around Julia and then the chess game becomes a death threat Although the book starte The book s main theme is a painting by Peter van Huys Julia is restoring paintings and a painting representing a chess game between the Duke of Flanders and his knight is her current task While running her tests she discovers a hidden message under the tablecloth saying Who killed the knight So Julia starts trying to solve the mystery of a murder that took place centuries ago But murders start taking place around Julia and then the chess game becomes a death threat Although the book started well, it left a quite strange taste in the end I liked the idea of a puzzle and I followed the chess game closely and with interest All the rest was that made the story strange and at the end uninteresting.The medieval murder is given an inexplicable importance As if finding out who the murderer of Rose d Arras would unbalance history The nicest character is the book is the chess player The rest of the characters start getting boring after a point It seems that about half the way of the book the writer decided to prolong his story, so the endless thoughts are starting The whole plot gets extravagant And once you finish the book and find out what is happening, it just seems exaggerated and unreal I had high hopes with this one Alas Flanders Panel opened up brilliantly and hooked me right in Nonetheless, what started with arts and history culminates into a mundane anti climax You don t see such a miserable finale often Pathetic No spoilers here, but I can t help sharing a particularly foolish, absurd and downright annoying inference from such a sublime and graceful game of Chess Hold your breaths and read this conversation between two characters The mathematical aspect of chess, h I had high hopes with this one Alas Flanders Panel opened up brilliantly and hooked me right in Nonetheless, what started with arts and history culminates into a mundane anti climax You don t see such a miserable finale often Pathetic No spoilers here, but I can t help sharing a particularly foolish, absurd and downright annoying inference from such a sublime and graceful game of Chess Hold your breaths and read this conversation between two characters The mathematical aspect of chess, he replied, unaffected by Julia s ill humour, gives the game a very particular character, something that specialists would define as anal sadistic You know what I mean chess as a silent battle between two men, evocative of terms such as aggression, narcissism, masturbation and homosexuality Winning equals conquering the dominant father or mother, placing oneself above them Losing equals defeat, submission That s fucking blasphemous Don t know what cheap drug P rez Reverte was on perhaps he was anally abused by some chess player and decided to blame chess for it excellent I love this blend of top shelf entertainment, intrigue and mystery which at the same time informs the reader of the s of the Art World, the in and outs of restoring paintings, and, most prominently, the game of chess As mediocre a player as I am, I was still able to follow the descriptions and logic of the moves and the use of a 500 year old chess game that is relevant to the mystery unfolding before us is just flat out clever.Reverte also wrote The Club Dumas, another book that excellent I love this blend of top shelf entertainment, intrigue and mystery which at the same time informs the reader of the s of the Art World, the in and outs of restoring paintings, and, most prominently, the game of chess As mediocre a player as I am, I was still able to follow the descriptions and logic of the moves and the use of a 500 year old chess game that is relevant to the mystery unfolding before us is just flat out clever.Reverte also wrote The Club Dumas, another book that dazzled me with it s cleverness Guess I ll have to obtainReverte I loved it This was a Goodreads recommendation based on my love of The Eight and it was dead on The novel is a murder mystery played out as a game of chess on many levels linking the mysteries of the past to those of the present centered around a fifteenth century painting, aptly titled, The Game of Chess Unlike The Eight, the story takes place in one time and city, though there is an element of magical realism as Julia gets so lost in her imaginings of the past that the painting pulls her in I loved it This was a Goodreads recommendation based on my love of The Eight and it was dead on The novel is a murder mystery played out as a game of chess on many levels linking the mysteries of the past to those of the present centered around a fifteenth century painting, aptly titled, The Game of Chess Unlike The Eight, the story takes place in one time and city, though there is an element of magical realism as Julia gets so lost in her imaginings of the past that the painting pulls her in Like The Eight what this novel does well is aggrandize chess into somethingthan a game,than a tactical exercise, something old like an aesthetic religion or ancient grimoire Munoz, the novel s chess master, comments,Sometimes I wonder if chess is something man invented or if he merely discovered it It s as if it were something that has always been there, since the beginning of the universe Like whole numbersCarl Sagan s Contact does something similar for pi, making it one of the first keys to unlocking the universe If you like art, chess, history and mystery with a touch of the fantastical you will love this book