Fandorin

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  • Title: Fandorin
  • Author: Boris Akunin
  • ISBN: 9783146617602
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Real name Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili Russian Georgian lso see Grigory Chkhartishvili , born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1956 Since 1958 he lives in Moscow Writer and translator from Japanease Author of crime stories set in tsarist Russia In 1998 he made his debut with novel Azazel to English readers known as The Winter Queen , where he created Erast Pietrovich Fandorin B Akunin refers to Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin and Akuna, home name of Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet.In September of 2000, Akunin was named Russian Writer of the Year and won the Antibooker prize in 2000 for his Erast Fandorin novel Coronation, or the last of the Romanovs Akunin also created crime solving Orthodox nun, sister Pelagia, and literary genres.His pseudonyms are and In some Dutch editions he is also known as Boris Akoenin.

  2. Onvan The Winter Queen Erast Fandorin Mysteries, 1 Nevisande Boris Akunin ISBN 753817594 ISBN13 9780753817599 Dar 256 Safhe Saal e Chap 1998

  3. I don t know if the charm of this novel translates well into English, but in its original Russian language this short historical mystery is delicious.The Winter Queen or as it was originally titled, Azazel is the first book in a series of detective stories whose main character is Erast Fandorin In this novel set in 1870s Russia Erast is a 20 year old wide eyed youth who accidentally comes to investigate a strange case of public suicide In spite of his naivete and innocence, Erast proves himself [...]

  4. The Book Report Young, orphaned Erast Fandorin has landed a comparatively cushy job for one whose comfortable future in czarist Russia was snatched away by the machinations of capitalists, beggaring and causing the suicide of his father Erast is a fourteenth class state functionary, serving a police official as amanuensis and errand boy It leads him into some odd alleyways, serving his about to retire master his wit, his proficiency with language, his unquenchable curiosity lead his boss to allo [...]

  5. This is the first book of a very popular Russian series which brought fame to its author Boris Akunin real name Grigory Chkhartishvili Boris Akunin considers mystery genre to consist of several sub genres his own classification he wrote each book of the series in each sub genre conspiracy, spy, political, Agatha Christie type, etc In the first book we are presented with a conspiracy mystery.The main hero of the series is Erast Fandorin a young man in 19th century Russian Empire the first book ta [...]

  6. This is a brilliant book The plot is clever and full of those no way moments that I love in mysteries I laughed out loud than once Fandorin is such a silly and unassuming hero, and his use of the male corset was absolutely divine I did see a few things coming but the writing was such fun to read, that it didn t spoil the book for me.I appreciate it as a work of Russian literature excellently translated of course, the ending was incredibly Russian we can t have things be TOO happy, can we , as w [...]

  7. Boris Akunin is actually a pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili bless you , according to the About the Author section in the back Akunin is Japanese for villain , a rather fitting pen surname for someone who is apparently legendary in Russia for his crime novels The Winter Queen is one of three mysteries featuring the detective Erast Fandorin I understand all three of them were made into big Russian blockbuster movies I think I might like the better movie I m just sayin This particular story is be [...]

  8. Absolutely and totally fun novel, reminiscent of those old cliffhanger series things I would recommend this book to readers who like what I would call literary mysteries, rather than the fast food type of reads although, I must say, some of the ffrs fast food reads are pretty good so I m not slamming them I have read hundreds in my time Anyway, this one demands a little of your patience time, but you will be rewarded in the long run brief plot review w o spoilersSet in Moscow in the czarist Ru [...]

  9. A to Z project, book 6What a delightful mystery adventure Set in 1876 in Russia and other parts of Europe it follows an energetic but naive young man who has just begun a career as a minor functionary in the Moscow police Erast Fandorin is something new or perhaps something old made new again , a character who succeeds not through his abilities, although he is not without talents, but because fate seems to be on his side Akunin catches the tone of Victorian adventure very well Plotwise, this rem [...]

  10. For the first half of this book, I was of the opinion that this was an ok crime thriller, but one like a few others I have read which felt a bit thin Some historical crime thrillers feel to me a bit like once the well researched chosen cultural and chronological aspects are stripped away, you re not left with much except a simple story dressed up in unusual words This had some strange names and social ranks, and the story set up in a fairly likeable way, the first half was fairly enjoyable.But t [...]

  11. This is the first book of the series Erast Fandorin Mysteries.The plot is based on Erast Fandorin s investigation of the suicide of a wealthy student at Alexander Gardens in Moscow He then discovers this a part of the American Roulette which was very well portrayed in the movie The Deer Hunter 1978 with Robert de Niro among others.A quite promising historical mysteries series.

  12. I have no idea why this series is so popular It fails as historical fiction It fails as detective fiction It fails in pretty much every way imaginable I did enjoy the part where the hero was saved by his own vanity in the shape of a Lord Byron corset.

  13. I discovered Boris Akunin last year and immediately fell into his prosaic style His novels are full of humor and suspense and there are parts that made me laugh aloud These books are a fun, riotous read that you don t want to put down until you ve completed each and every one of them.

  14. In 19th century Russia, young Fandorin yearns to do exciting police work When he finds clues that imply that a recent strange suicide was actually murder, he excitedly throws himself into the investigation Along the way he comes to the attention of Bezhetskaya, a woman as coldly efficient as she is beautiful, Brilling, a detective with a brilliant analytical mind, and Zurov, a deadly marksman who lacks any ambition The plot is a wonderful series of twists and turns, none of which I expected And [...]

  15. I read 3 in this series, Murder on the Leviathan, a few years ago, and liked it a very great deal which is why, of course, I picked up this volume I ve just noticed, while creating that link, that I read Leviathan because I d enjoyed a different Akunin novel a couple of years before that so the chain continues, link by link .Poor but bright and well educated Erast Fandorin has acquired a dogsbody job at the Moscow CID, where his avuncular boss predicts he ll go far His opportunity comes when an [...]

  16. What to ExpectEach novel is written as a different type of mystery Akunin set out to rectify the low brow reputation of the mystery genre in post USSR Russia by writing worthy literature and exploring the wide gamut of sub genres Each novel is therefore excellently written as a different type of detective case While there is continuity in the protagonist s life between the novels, each is very different in themes and tones.I ve written a condensed review of the whole series on my website.What I [...]

  17. This started out so well A young man commits suicide in a park, right in front of a bench where a young lady and her chaperone are sitting Young Erast Fandorin of the Criminal Investigation Department is eager to prove himself so he investigates the suicide and discovers that it was of a suicide pact or actually, a feud over a woman where two young men takes turn playing American roulette and joking about how it will be re named Russian roulette because of them.So far, so good.Our hero, Fandori [...]

  18. I don t think I am actually that big a fan of the detective himself in this book He was a bit dense and immature What I did like was the era, the setting and the rest of the cast I thought the author did a great job of making me feel like I was in 1876 Russia without being overly descriptive I also thought the rest of the characters were quite interesting, the boss and the bad guys, the girl and her father, the femme fatale and the young men, all good The end was maybe a little over the top too [...]

  19. See of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsI didn t realise when I read The Turkish Gambit the second in this series a couple of years ago, that Akunin apparently wrote each of the novels in the style of a different literary genre I found The Turkish Gambit too slow, but this first book, The Winter Queen was much to my taste It s well paced adventure tale that doesn t take itself too seriously so, although Akunin creates a good sense of late 1800s Moscow and London, there are also plenty [...]

  20. Jestem kompletnie oczarowany, zar wno kwiecistym, stylizowanym na dziewi tnastowieczn narracj , nieco gaw dziarskim stylem powie ci Akunina, jak i misternie opracowan intryg.Autor sprawnie przechodzi od wydarzenia do wydarzenia, zr cznie myli tropy, a ilo ci zwrot w akcji, kt re wyst puj w Azazelu da oby si obdzieli z dziesi innych powie ci kryminalnych Prowadz cy dochodzenie Fandorin, to posta na tyle sympatyczna, e zupe nie nie przeszkadza o mi jego nietuzinkowe szcz cie, kt re deus ex machina [...]

  21. Up until about page 150 I was ready to give the book a solid 4 stars I ve dropped it down to 3 stars overall after finishing IMO, the story got a bit disjointed and there was a suspension of belief that entered the storyline that hadn t been there prior To me, again IMHO, the author tried to sum up and bring to a close a story that had grown a bit large and somewhat overreaching It felt as if the wrap up was rushed and not all the pieces fit nicely for me at the end as they had up through page 1 [...]

  22. The year is 1876 Alexander II is Tsar of all the Russias Akunin s hero is a neophyte at the bottom rung of the civilian bureaucracy with an interest in crime solving Unfortunately, in addition to his youth he is only 20 , he has lived a relatively sheltered life and has an aversion to messy murder scenes His superintendent tries to clue him in We spend most of our time around here polishing the seats of our pants and writing reports about the petty bourgeois Potbelly dispatching his lawful spous [...]

  23. Akunin s story begins like a parody of all those long dead Russian masters, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, George Eliot Too, I was comparing it to Peter Sellers in his role as Inspector Clouseau, in The Pink Panther There s shades of Sherlock Holmes w the give and take of Erast and Ivan Franzevich It doesn t stop there though, as there are scenes reminiscent of Bond, James Bond, but Erast is not the lady killer that Bond, James Bond is.Erast is a kind of.well, he s his own man, an original, and though I [...]

  24. A few days ago I had never heard of Boris Akunin, then I listened to a BBC Radio podcast about Russia and opponents to Putin and Boris was interviewed I looked up his works and thought this was a different type of series from others I have read and got Book 1 Well, I am sure that 2018 will see me return to Erast Fandorin mysteries time and time again Wonderfully written Not a long book but very compact in terms of all that happens lots of words per page Premise is interesting a young man approac [...]

  25. The Winter Queen tells the story of Erast Fandorin, a low level clerk in Czarist 1876 Russia, who starts out as a functionary in a police office, but over the course of the novel becomes engaged in a murder case that turns into an international conspiracy, and he learns the skills of a real detective It is the first book in a series that is extremely popular in Russia, and has recently well since 2004 been translated into English Wow, I am full of parentheticals today.Anyway, at first I was real [...]

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