The Secret Supper

by Javier Sierra | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0743287649 Global Overview for this book
Registered by zzz of Rakovica, City of Belgrade Serbia on 11/27/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by zzz from Rakovica, City of Belgrade Serbia on Monday, November 27, 2006
Ако сте помислили "Ево још једног ДаВинчијевог кода!" – преварили сте се! Овај роман ни у ком случају није клон Брауновог романа и зато немојте дозволити да вас то одбије.

Радња се дешава у Милану у 15-ом веку а прича је отац Агустин Лејре "тајни агент" одељења за дешифровање Римске Инквизиције. Неколико писама анонимног "Злослутника" шаље оца Агустина у Милано да разреши загонетку из једног од њих и то у манастир у коме Леонардо ДаВинчи ствара своје ремек дело "Тајна Вечера". Да ли је велики Леонардо јеретик? Зашто је променио традиционални приказ тајне вечере? Коју поруку крије његово дело и коме је она упућена? Треба ли инквизиција да га оптужи за јерес? ... само су нека од питања која се намећу сама од себе. Док отац Агустин покушава да допре до сржи проблема, дешава се низ мистериозних умирања која су изгледа некако повезана...

Иза романа стоји свакако огроман истраживачки рад; већина ликова су историјске личности (на крају књиге наћи ћете додатак о њима).
Ово је одлична мистерија која се лако и брзо чита. Ако волите шифре, загонетке, мистерију и историјске романе, желећете да прочитате "Тајну Вечеру"!


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The Da Vinci juggernaut rolls on, this time in the capable hands of a bestselling author in the Spanish-speaking world.

Set in 1497 Milan, at the time of the painting of the Cenacolo, or The Last Supper, in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Sierra has created a tale of religious fanaticism, betrayal, murder, Church politics, artistic chicanery and mystery to confound the reader. Fra Agostino Leyre, a Papal Inquisitor, is sent to Milan to confirm--or not--the messages of the "Soothsayer," who alleges that Leonardo Da Vinci is a heretic and has hidden heretical messages in his painting of The Last Supper.
What Father Agostino follows is a labyrinthine path through alliances and rivalries, differences of opinion about Leonardo and a discussion of the heresy of the Cathars. They are a fascinating sect, more extra-Christianity than Christian heretics. Their practices are based on a belief that certain deprivations--primarily food and sex--will purify and make them worthy.

Sierra is a very fine guide, taking the reader through palaces and monasteries rife with intrigue and typical of the flowering of intellect that came after the Dark Ages. It is a time when "Suddenly, from one day to the next, Plato's Greece, Cleopatra's Egypt and even the extravagant curiosities of the Chinese Empire that Marco Polo discovered seemed to deserve greater praise than our own Scriptural stories." Dangerous for the incumbency. A compelling case is made that Leonardo's heretical beliefs are there for all to see in The Last Supper, if only we know how to find them. Sierra gives us the key--and keeps the suspense going right up to the end of the book. It isn't necessary to believe any of it, or even care if it's true, to enjoy this pilgrimage through another time and place.



Oh this is actually very interesting historical novel about Leonardo da Vinci (yeah another one), his masterpiece Last Supper and its secrets and mystery. Very interesting indeed; book which will leave you with bunch of questions about what we know and do we actually see what we’re looking at?



This is Javier Sierra and me!

Journal Entry 2 by zzz at on Monday, December 11, 2006

Released 12 yrs ago (12/11/2006 UTC) at

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Book is on its way to Aceofhearts who played quite smart and stole it out of Historical Fiction Swap #7

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 20, 2006
received yesterday as part of the Historical Fiction swap. This is truly a beautiful book. Thanks,zzz

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, June 01, 2007
This book is about Da Vinci and his painting of The Last Supper. I found the prose rich and full of wonderful descriptions especially when you consider this is a translation. The story is a mystery based on an Inquisitor who is sent to confirm allegations that Da Vinci has put in hidden heretical messages in his painting. As befits the times there are alliances and lots of intrique. The historical aspects of the story are fascinating as is the discussion of the Cathars, a Christian sect. I found the book very interesting and wonder if only half this is true why the painting was allowed to exist

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 17, 2007
Started reading this book today!

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I started this book with fairly high hopes. It sounded quite interesting, being about Da Vinci's Last Supper. However it was so sluggish that after 40 pages I had to give up. I also found that the author used unnecessarily large words. If you can explain something gracefully and accurately in 2 syllables, why take 10?

Back to my mom this goes.

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, October 03, 2007
mailed yesterday to Krin

Journal Entry 8 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Friday, October 05, 2007
Arrived today - thanks!

Journal Entry 9 by krin511 at Olney, Maryland USA on Saturday, November 02, 2013
I liked this historical thriller about Da Vinci, The Last Supper, religious and political intrigue in the 15th century. Sometimes there are mysteries and sometimes there are nothing to find, except rumors.

Finished 6/9/2013

Journal Entry 10 by krin511 at Birdie's Cafe - 233 E. Main St. in Westminster, Maryland USA on Saturday, November 02, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (11/2/2013 UTC) at Birdie's Cafe - 233 E. Main St. in Westminster, Maryland USA

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Releasing at the BC-in-DC meeting!

Journal Entry 11 by wingResQgeekwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, November 02, 2013
I picked this up at today's BC-in-DC meeting in Westminster, Maryland, to release.

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