El club Dumas
Lucas Corso is a bibliophilic mercenary in the middle to two searches. He needs to prove if a manuscript of The Three Musketeers is genuine. He must also find the solution to the enigma of a diabolic book, burned with the printer in 1667, and of which only two other copies are known. The mystery... show more
Lucas Corso is a bibliophilic mercenary in the middle to two searches. He needs to prove if a manuscript of The Three Musketeers is genuine. He must also find the solution to the enigma of a diabolic book, burned with the printer in 1667, and of which only two other copies are known. The mystery leads him from the Holy Office to books condemned by the Vatican; from dusty old bookstores to the most select libraries owned by important international collectors. Description in Spanish: Descifrar el misterio de un libro que invoca al demonio, del que sólo quedan tres ejemplares en el mundo, se convirtió para Lucas Corso, comprador de libros antiguos por encargo, en peligrosa aventura. Pero por si esto fuera poco, un capítulo manuscrito de los tres mosqueteros de Alejandro Dumas entra en escena y se entremezclan historias para dar origen a un apasionante thriller al mejor estilo de Arturo Pérez-Reverte. "El club Dumas" (1993), una de las novelas más emblemáticas del autor, constituye un modelo ejemplar de utilización de los más genuinos ingredientes de la novela de intriga, de investigación criminal, ambientación histórica y ficción culturalista, además de ser un homenaje al maestro del folletín decimonónico, Alejandro Dumas. Esta novela ha sido llevada a la gran pantalla por Roman Polanski con el título "La novena puerta".
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 31st 2002
Pages no: 560
Edition language: Spanish
bookshelves: fraudio, mystery-thriller, books-about-books-and-book-shops Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: vivienne Read in January, 2009 oooh lots of mumbo jumbo and an albino henchman - fab stuff! It seems that I will need to go hunting for a Depp film and that never hurts my eyes. Lucas Corso is...
A very enjoyable read for all booklovers.I first watched the movie - The Ninth Gate - and actually had no idea that it was based on a book. Both are quite different however so the watching the movie first doesn't spoil the book. In the movie the title-giving Club Dumas doesn't exist and the focus is...
Okay interesting, this is the book that the film "The Ninth Gate" was based on, I prefered the film, the book came across as a bit laboured. Possibly me tho'.
This was my first Arturo Pérez-Reverte but definitely not my last. I quickly acquired the back list of his books for the library and we started promoting his novels. He's one of my all time favourite writers and a new title by him is always welcome with smiles. This caper of a novel has lots going f...
Three and a half? Four minus?It's good fun for those who love books, and parts of it are quite suspenseful. The ending was unsatisfying, though, and I felt the need to go back and start compiling a list of characters, as it got rather confusing. I would have had a difficult time following the sto...