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La Carta Esferica / The Nautical Chart (Spanish edition) [Paperback]

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Item description for La Carta Esferica / The Nautical Chart (Spanish edition) by Arturo Perez-Reverte...

A nautical chart can be much more than an indispensable instrument to navigate from one place to another; it is an etching, a page from history, and sometimes even an adventure novel.

Just published by Alfaguara, La carta esfrica by Arturo Prez-Reverte is the story of a sailor without a ship, exiled from the ocean, who meets a woman who returns to him the adventure of the sea.

Never have the ocean and its history, the science of navigation, adventure and mystery, been combined in such an extraordinary manner as is done in this novel. Only Arturo Prez-Reverte could have accomplished this.

Blurb in Spanish:
Un marino sin barco, desterrado del mar, conoce a una extraa mujer que posee, tal sin saberlo, respuestas a preguntas que ciertos hombres se hacen desde hace siglos.

Nunca el mar y la Historia, la ciencia de la navegacin, la aventura y el misterio, se haban combinado de modo tan extraodinario en una novela, como en La carta esfrica. De Melville a Stevenson y Conrad, de Homero a Patrick O'Brian, toda la gran literatura escrita sobre el mar late en las pginas de esta historia fascinante, e inolvidable.



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Item Specifications...


Pages   590
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.16" Height: 1.27"
Weight:   1.48 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  8420441708  
ISBN13  9788420441702  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Arturo Perez-Reverte is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Club Dumas, The Flanders Panel, and the Captain Alatriste series. A retired war journalist, he lives in Madrid and is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy."

Arturo Perez-Reverte currently resides in Cartagena. Arturo Perez-Reverte was born in 1951.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
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Another wonderful book of Perez Reverte  Oct 28, 2007


As in all its previous works the lead female character will captivate you and her psychological traits are one of the pivots of the novel. As she and his companion a fatalistic out of job sailor try to discover an sunken Spanish Galleon nearby the cost of the Cadiz they will have to sort out a large number of obstacles, criminals and an old nautical chart which bears no identical resemblance to current ones.

I find very odd that many reviewers were put off by the fact that the author uses nautical terms along the novel. But of course he must do it, otherwise how can the reader relate to the struggle and the mystery involved in looking for ancient sunken ships and situations which involve the characters? By the way even if you do not have a clue about nautical terminology (as is my case) the narrative is so good that it enhances your reading experience.
 
Aprendi de Barcos!  Oct 17, 2004
No puedo evitar estar de acuerdo con algunas cosas que las demas personas han expresado sobre este libro, como el hecho de que el libro es muy lento y lleno de informacion nautica (hasta en la sopa), que sin duda es irrelevante al contexto. Pero en mi caso, este fue el primer libro de Perez-Reverte que leo (lo escogi ya que el tema se veia interesante y podria decirse que hasta fue al azar que lo termine leyendo) y me parecio entretenido hasta cierto punto. Aprendi muchisimo acerca de definiciones y conceptos nauticos, y al contrario de los demas lectores, yo no tenia idea que el libro acabaria de esa forma. Me parecio que la conclusion salvo al libro.

Otra cosa que me gusto mucho del autor fue la forma tan detallada que tiene de describir los sucesos que van ocurriendo, y en especial me ayudo mucho a formarme visiones fotograficas tanto de los personajes, sus formas de ser y actuar, como de los escenarios y lugares donde ocurren los hechos.

Gracias a este libro leere muchas mas obras de A. Perez-Reverte. Y si sus demas obras son mucho mejores que este, como dicen los demas lectores, pues empezare a leerlos sin falta...
 
¡Qué decepción!  Feb 10, 2003
Lo confieso: soy una fanática de los libros de Pérez-Reverte.
Me encantó "El Maestro de Esgrima", el primer libro que leí de este autor, y adoré "La Tabla de Flandes", uno de los mejores misterios que he leído nunca; "El Club Dumas" me sigue pareciendo una verdadera joya, y "La Piel del Tambor" es una maravilla. Y precisamente por eso, la decepción sufrida a manos de "La Carta Esférica" fue tan abismal y dolorosa.
No parece escrito por Pérez-Reverte. El libro es aburrido, sus protagonistas parecen títeres huecos manejados por un titiritero aficionado y primerizo, que parece refugiarse en una trama tediosa y larga, para acabar en un final obvio y sin sentido.
Es una verdadera lástima, pero el libro no vale la pena.
 
Nunca llega a puerto.  Aug 13, 2002
Pérez-Reverte olvidó a sus lectores, esa es la única explicación.

Olvidó que los que lo leíamos, lo hacíamos para entretenernos, no para marearnos en la borda de un barco que a poco andar ya se sabe que se va a hundir.

Me he comprado un Titanic de papel.

 
por que escribir un libro de 650 páginas si puede ser en 250  Aug 6, 2002
Lleno de información irrelevante y descripciones inutiles. Los pensamientos poco aportan muchas veces a la historia, dilatando eternamente el final.....

Si necesito aprender de nautica, me compro un libro de nautica.

Dentro de lo mas pobre de Perez-Reverte.

 

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