Turkish Gambit (Erast Fandorin, No. 2) (Erast Fandorin 3)
Registered by stephjb
United Kingdom on 11/23/2016
This Book is Currently in the Wild!
1 journaler for this copy...
Bought at the Sue Ryder charity shop in Torquay
Journal Entry 2
Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 23, 2016
I had quite high hopes for Turkish Gambit and had looked forward to a swashbuckling historical tale. Unfortunately I found the book rather dull. There are lots of lengthy conversations, but little in the way of descriptive writing about the country and period. I found it difficult to keep track of who everyone was too. Our heroine Varvara is well defined, but sleuth Erast Fandorin mostly kept himself to himself and it wasn't until the latter stages of the book that I thought the many other men in the cast began to differentiate themselves. The spy plot at the centre of the tale is nicely done, but the advertised romantic element is practically nonexistent. Varvara never seems particularly concerned for her fiance! Turkish Gambit does have interesting moments, however I think I must have missed the point with this book because it is one in a popular series of a dozen Fandorin novels and at times I wasn't sure I would finish even this one!
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Journal Entry 3
Camping Parc Verger in Champagnac-la-Rivière, Limousin France on Sunday, November 27, 2016
Released 3 yrs ago (11/27/2016 UTC) at Camping Parc Verger in Champagnac-la-Rivière, Limousin France
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On the book exchange shelves in Reception