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La Caverna De Las Ideas/ The Cave of Ideas by Jose Carlos Somoza, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. La caverna de las ideas ist bislang das einzige Buch, das ich von Somoza I would agree with that, but with the qualification that Somoza’s book is a lot less. The Athenian Murders is an historical mystery novel written by Spanish author José Carlos Somoza. Originally published in Spain under the title La caverna de las ideas (The Cave of Ideas) in , it was translated into English in by Sonia Soto. The Athenian Murders is Somoza’s first novel to be published in English.

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Simply for pleasure, I conceive worlds that differ from this one, voices that speak from other times, past or future Jun 22, Siria rated it it was ok Shelves: Most of it works too, and the parts that don’t are still exciting.

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Though, the book within a book thing is nothing original The Solitaire Mystery and Pale Fire being other examples of this sort of storybut the story is very well thought out and, I thought, executed well. Mildly interesting effort to weave a debate about Dionysian mania vs Platonic forms into a ‘postmodern’ mystery novel set in Athens after the Peloponnesian War.

Die Eidesis ist mithin eine Art Geheimschrift. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We start with a modern day translator of ccaverna ancient text laying out what happened. About halfway in, I gave domoza trying to figure out how it would end and just let myself enjoy its twists and turns.


Yes at heart it is a murder mystery, and if you don’t lik Like The Club Dumasthis book is not what it cqverna to be. So five stars is what I believe this book deserves.

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I love it when that happens, because everything is a surprise and there can be no prejudice at all. Share your thoughts with other customers. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It’s a quest for truth. Published December 5th by Abacus UK first published I urge you to read it, and then list your own complaints; or better yet, tell me I was somza.

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What are they closing in on and will they survive if they find it? Bizarre but hypnotic and enthralling on every page!

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Which he never does, and in fact this makes iveas second reading almost more pleasurable than the first.

It’s difficult to say anything specific about “The Athenian Murders” without spoiling the wonder of it completely, but I can safely give it my highest recommendation. The fictional translator the qualification was necessary, in deference to Spanish-to-English translator Sonia Soto of the fictional Greek text was starting to cave in, so to speak. Anyway, the plot seemed interesting enough and I felt like reading, so I read on.

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The realization that nothing is what as it seems is crashing them. Translation became the vehicle for solving the crime at the center of the story and for illuminating the unsolved enigmas brought about by Plato’s dangerous ideas. As both mysteries unravel, both Heracles and the Translator began to doubt the constitution of their well-being. Yes at heart it is a murder mystery, and if you don’t like the genre then this will probably annoy you more than usual since it is also a part of the “historical murder” subgenre but if you can look beyond that, you will find something that takes a joy in crossing borders: Paperbackpages.

This is such a peculiar book, it so cleverly plays with both the novel form and the characters.

It is worth finishing, however, not only to learn “whodunit,” but also to see how events play out on the metafictional level of the text. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in years.

Re book was a surprise to me. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hijos de Dune Frank Herbert. Involves a translation theme. This is such a strange but absolutely fun book.