Search Results: "Arturo Pérez-Reverte"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVILLE COMMUNION by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"Reading Perez-Reverte is one of the most choice pleasures contemporary fiction offers."
This superbly entertaining and intricate thriller, following close on the heels of its predecessors, The Flanders Panel (1994, not reviewed) and The Dumas Club (1997), confirms its Spanish author's growing reputation as the thinking man's Robert Ludlum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CLUB DUMAS by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Bibliophiles will love this witty and clever fabrication, though its very specialized content may place it just outside the range of the general reader."
An intricate and very bookish mystery novel—set, in fact, in the rarefied world of book collecting and dealing—from the sophisticated Spanish author of The Flanders Panel (1994, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIEGE by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A genre-bending literary thriller worth the time."
Pirates; serial killings; steamy, unrequited love: Pérez-Reverte (Pirates of the Levant, 2010, etc.) imbues the sensational with significance.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES OF THE LEVANT by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2010

"First-rate entertainment, from one of the masters."
Heaving bosoms and hyperbolic derring-do abound in this sixth volume of the acclaimed Spanish author's series of period swashbucklers (The Cavalier in the Yellow Doublet, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING’S GOLD by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Released: Aug. 14, 2008

"For all the author's customary elegance, this is one of the weaker novels in the series."
The fourth in Pérez-Reverte's series of five historicals about the Spanish Captain Alatriste (The Sun Over Breda, 2007, etc.) is long on ambiance but short on plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAVALIER IN THE YELLOW DOUBLET by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2009

"Lightweight, pleasant and unobjectionable."
Pérez-Reverte (The King's Gold, 2008, etc.) returns to familiar territory in 17th-century Spain, dispatching Captain Diego Alatriste for a fifth round of swordplay, gamesmanship and swashbuckling romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINTER OF BATTLES by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Pérez-Reverte ends the novel imaginatively, but not soon enough to rescue it from portentousness and redundancy. The author has done and can do better than this."
Dialectic replaces drama in a different kind of historical suspense novel, an international bestseller published in the U.S. for the first time, from the Spanish author (The Queen of the South, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WE BECOME by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Pérez-Reverte summons the romantic spirit of an old black-and-white movie: impossibly glamorous, undeniably wistful."
Prolific master Pérez-Reverte (The Siege, 2014, etc.) returns with a novel of fate, love, and deception that spans four decades as two beautiful misfits struggle to make a real human connection despite the violent politics of the Spanish Civil War and then the Cold War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2004

"Pérez-Reverte at his best is a matchless entertainer. But this, his weakest novel, is a major disappointment."
The perilous arc of a powerful woman druglord's career, painstakingly traced by the Spanish author of such brainteasing thrillers as The Club Dumas (1998) and The Seville Communion (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUN OVER BREDA by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2007

"Don't miss the exciting conclusions."
The siege of the Dutch city of Breda in the late-16th century near the end of the Hundred Years' War is the subject of this third installment in Pérez-Reverte's five-volume saga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FENCING MASTER by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Not quite equal to PÇrez-Reverte's very best, though it succeeds admirably both as a vivid picture of an unfamiliar culture and as high, sophisticated entertainment."
Another colorful novel of intrigue from accomplished Spanish author Perez-Reverte (The Seville Communion, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN ALATRISTE by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A pleasure of swash, buckle and atmosphere, along with tidy infomercials on topics such as the poetry, theater and the traditions of the day."
The first of a projected five historicals from Pérez-Reverte (The Queen of the South, 2004, etc.) about the dashing fighter and gallant Alatriste. Read full book review >