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The Secret Supper - Javier Sierra, Alberto Manguel
The Secret Supper
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Milan, 1497: Leonardo da Vinci is completing his masterpiece, The Last Supper. Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling -- and blasphemous -- message, which he is determined to decode. The Holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread... show more
Milan, 1497: Leonardo da Vinci is completing his masterpiece, The Last Supper. Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling -- and blasphemous -- message, which he is determined to decode. The Holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread are missing, there is no meat on the table and, shockingly, the apostles are portraits of well-known heretics -- none of them depicted with halos. And why has the artist painted himself into the scene with his back turned toward Jesus? The clues to Leonardo's greatest puzzle are right before your eyes....
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743287654 (0743287657)
ASIN: 743287657
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Secret Supper
bookshelves: summer-2010, mystery-thriller, published-2004, translation, art-forms, historical-fiction, italy Read from June 07 to 08, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** Don't think I have ever read a book where da Vinci's 'flying close to the Inquisitional wind' has been so poignantly illustrated. He did...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
3.0 The Secret Supper
Working with the assumption that Da Vinci was a Cathar and thereby a heretic, a papal investigator is sent not only to try to decipher some scribbles found in the famous painting, but to determine the meaning of some aspects of the painting as a whole … there is no meat on the table, the bread is mi...
So Many Books...So Little Time!
So Many Books...So Little Time! rated it
1.0
I am so disappointed in this book. It's seemed to have eveything I like in a historical mystery/thriller. About midway through, it just sort of....fizzled out. And I tried, really tried, to finish it. But then the library called and said my books were overdue and I didn't want to renew them again. S...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Don't think I have ever read a book where da Vinci's 'flying close to the Inquisitional wind' has been so poignantly illustrated. He did fly there intermittently but evaded magnificently.His Last Supper was so very, very unconventional that many thought he must be the devil incarnate. I suppose he w...
Between The Bookends
Between The Bookends rated it
4.0 The Secret Supper
I love a good conspiracy theory and this novel didn't disappoint! This is a beautifully written and thought provoking novel concerning Da Vinci's Last Supper and it is obvious that the author has done his homework. Is there really a message hidden in the Last Supper? I don't really know, but it is a...
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