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Fatimina dlan : zgodovinski roman o fantu, razpetem med dve veri in dve ljubezni

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Španija v 16. stoletju. Hernando je plavooki sin moriske, ki ga je pri trinajstih oskrunil španski duhovnik. V okolju prikrite muslimanske skupnosti, kjer živi, ga pripadniki skupnosti zaradi tega zaničujejo. Španci moriske nenehno preganjajo. V enem od spopadov z vojsko kralja Filipa II. Hernando spozna Fatimo in se vanjo zaljubi. Zgodba pa se zaplete, saj mu Fatima nikak ...more
Hardcover, Zbirka Oddih, 887 pages
Published 2011 by Mladinska Knjiga (first published 2009)
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Astrid Paramita
I had to stop at one third of the book. It wasn't really because the book is bad, but I just couldn't go on reading it because it's somehow made me feel sad and depressed.

The main character in this book had so many bad things happened to him, and I felt after 300 pages (the book is about 900 pages) I just couldn't take it anymore. I'm sorry, but I'd rather read books that made me feel hopeful. It's just a matter of preference.

What I liked about this book is the detail on 15th century Spain. The
ABsolutely fantastic!!! Historical Fiction, great characters, rich and credible. The story behind Muslim persecution in Spain in the 1500's and 1600's. A must read in this time of Muslim unrest.
Wow! It was almost a pain to read this book. I wonder if the author couldn't have written it in half the pages -- the message would be there and we would still understand how rough it was for those people in those times.

I'm only giving it 3 stars because I found this book a little too tiresome than expected. Interesting, yes, but when I reached the 600th page I was so tired of the book that I seriously though of putting it aside. Honestly, I just read it because I had started it; I might as well
El libro relata la apasionante historia de un joven morisco en la Andalucía del siglo XVI, atrapado entre dos religiones y dos amores, en busca de su libertad y la de su pueblo. Un relato emocionante que pretende reflejar la tragedia del pueblo morisco, ahora que se cumple, en 2009, el cuarto centenario de su expulsión de España. Una novela que nos relata la vida y aventuras de un joven fronterizo y enamorado que nunca se resignó a la derrota y luchó por la convivencia de las religiones cristian ...more
Enjoyable long read, even if sometimes I felt the events were a bit too crow-bar just as a way of advancing the plot and giving Hernando and his family yet more suffering. The translation into English is very well done - sometimes translated books feel clunky - but the translation here is smooth and easy. The story bounces along and it's the kind of book you can put down for a week or so and go back to without losing any of the plot. It's not very demanding but it holds the interest. As other re ...more
I actually hadn't reached the 400 pages when I gave up. It's not that I hated it, it's just that it was sooooo boring and soooo long! It made me give up reading a book, which I hadn't done for, I guess, more than a decade! I have so many nice books in my "To Read" shelf, I couldn't bear to continue putting them off in exchange for this. While I appreciate all the research that went into this book, and I actually managed to learn something about the lives of Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula, befo ...more
Ini catatan awal saya mengenai buku ini. Saya sedang berada kira-kira di separuh perjalanan (muka surat 566 dari 960).

Bergantung kepada apa yang dicari melalui pembacaan - jujur, saya tak peduli mengenai watak utama bernama Hernando, si anak luar nikah yang terhasil setelah ibunya (Muslim berbangsa Arab) dirogol oleh seorang paderi di Sepanyol.

Hidupnya sengsara dan azab habis, kerana bapa tirinya yang merupakan pak sanggup begitu tegar menyeksanya seumur hidup. Kemuncak penyeksaan adalah apabil
That book astounded me!! I was bored reading it at first with its 900+ pages but as the events kept on escalating I just fell in love with it. It introduced me to a part of the Islamic history that I know a little off. A piece of that part was dull and discomforting knowing about the atrocities committed by Muslims in such a period. But again I felt even more discomforted about how violently the Muslims of that period (The Moors) were treated, murdered or even expelled out of their own lands pen ...more
Constance Lapsati
Όταν το Ένστικτό σου σού φωνάζει πως αυτό που θα διαβάσεις θα είναι ΣΥΓΚΛΟΝΙΣΤΙΚΟ
δεν γίνεται να κάνεις λάθος.
Το Χέρι της Φάτιμα είναι ένα επικό μυθιστόρημα
~η ζωή ενός αγοριού που ανδρώνεται μέσα από διαρκείς Συμπληγάδες~
που δείχνει με τον πλέον σκληρό τρόπο πως οι θρησκείες τελικά, δεν ψάχνουν πιστούς, μα θύματα ...
The Hand of Fatima is a sprawling historical novel, set in 17th century Spain when the Christians had defeated the Moors. Nearly 900 pages long, it’s a blockbuster, successor to Falcones’ European bestseller Cathedral of the Sea.

Judging by The Hand of Fatima and the blurb about Cathedral of the Sea Falcones is interested in historical religious conflict as well as the usual staples of blockbusters (love, betrayal, war, injustice, see–sawing fortune and human frailty). What elevates The Hand of
Monica Madrazo
Le battaglie tra cristiani e musulmani si perdono nei meandri della storia, e questo romanzo ambientato in un vecchio continente dominato da una ferrea inquisizione e la determinazione di una folta colonia di moriscos pronta a sacrificare la vita per difendere "i loro diritti" di culto religioso e libertà in terre spagnole, ci mostra “un episodio storico cruciale che stimola riflessioni sull’intolleranza e il fanatismo di cristiani e musulmani”

La lettura di questo secondo romanzo di Falcones è s
Ildefonso Falcones - De hand van Fatima

Van Spaanse gasten hoorde ik over dit boek. 'Ken je het niet? Het speelt in deze vallei, las Alpujarras.' Mijn interesse was gewekt en ik zag het meteen in iedere boekwinkel liggen. Waarom niet in het Spaans lezen? maar de 950 bladzijden waren afschrikwekkend. Ik las op internet een paar bladzijden en was niet overtuigd. Toen kwam mijn nichtje aan met het boek in de Nederlandse vertaling en ik kon niet anders dan beginnen.
Ik heb er de hele zomer over gedaan
I was back, back in a tale that was going to engross me and take me over, where I would feel every twist and turn in the fate of the protagonist. The young bastard of a muslim girl who was was raped by a Catholic Priest is that protagonist. Shunned by both of the warring religions in Catholic Spain, Hernando is loved by his mother, Aisha, but despised by his step father, Brahim. He learns the catechism and prayers from the church Sacristan while at the same time the Koran from the Scholar Hamid, ...more
La mano de Fátima es una novela entretenida. Si es la primera vez que coges entre tus manos un relato histórico en el que se sigue la vida de un personaje para a través de sus vivencias relatar una época determinada, seguro que lo disfrutas. Está bien escrito, consiguiendo meternos en el ambiente de finales del s.XVI - principios del XVII, el periodo que va desde la guerra de las Alpujarras hasta la expulsión definitiva de los moriscos de España.

El libro hace un recorrido intenso y bien document
I was so disappointed by this book….. not because it is a bad book. Because truly it isn’t. I was just so blown away by his cathedral of the sea that I expected a marvellous work again. And to be frank it isn’t. First of all this book could have been written in half of the pages it contains now. I think it is wonderful when authors truly research their topics. I also love a giant portion of history in books, but not in the way it was executed in this novel. It almost seemed as if the author was ...more
This is a monster-size book, a real commitment. It tells of the life of Hamid/Hernando/"The Nazarene," a Moorish mule-driving boy of 16th century Spain who grows up to be all kinds of amazing things: a calligrapher, horse trainer, translator, dad, lover, traitor, gambler, spy. He does all these things amazingly well, falls out with horrifically evil bad guys, and has some of the worst luck ever seen in fiction. Reading Falcones books is like watching a 25-year soap opera, but with beautifully dr ...more
Tariq Mahmood
A definite 5 stars from me. It has to be one of the most thoroughly researched and detailed account of the Moriscos (new Christians or Muslim converts) set in 16th century Spain. I was taken into a world where a defeated Muslim community is forced to chose between survival and their old faith. The main character is a bastard son of a Catholic priest and a Muslim girl who struggle through a civil war and makes it to the higher echelons of Spanish society, only to be unceremoniously chucked out be ...more
Mónica Silva
Opinião no blog http://howtoliveathousandlives.blogsp...

Neste segundo romance de Ildefonso Falcones encontro mais uma vez a componente que me apaixonou na sua obra anterior: o rigor na caracterização histórica e o ambiente maravilhosamente detalhado. Ao longo da narrativa o leitor acompanha o quotidiano e as tradições muçulmanas, numa região dominada pela Cristandade. Apesar de, por vezes, se exceder nalgumas descrições e no ritmo lento da estória, o autor constrói um magnífico relato sobre o am
Pablo Palet Araneda
Agotador. Seguir la historia de un hombre sencillo de hace siglos es la misma lógica que la Catedral del Mar. Tiene su encanto sin duda, pero no me gustó tanto como la primera.
Sí me dio la impresión que se aventura mucho más en detalles históricos y de la guerra de religiones del siglo XVI. Me pregunto si mirar la historia de ese tiempo con ojos de hoy podrá ayudarnos a entender -y mejorar- nuestras actuales relaciones interculturales e interreligiosas. ¡Hay tanto que aprender uos de otros toda
Jako dobra i zanmljiva ''debeljuca'' od knjige. :D Posebice jer sam i sama bila u svim tim gradovima u kojima se i dan danas osjeti i vidi duh te povijesti.

Potkraj šesnaestog stolljeća u južnom dijelu Španjolske, u toploj Andaluziji i njezinim gradovima Cordobi, Sevili, Granadi…. Traju neprekidne borbe između Maura i kršćana.
Osjeća se neodoljivi duh Maura koji se povlače nakon osam stoljeća dominiranja nad Pirinejskim poluotokom. Ostavljaju svoje građevine, znanost, medicinu. pismenost…Roman gov
Primera novela que leo de Falcones y, aunque no me parece mala, tampoco me quedaron ganas de leer otra, al menos por ahora. ¡Es larguísima y necesito descansar! La trama es interesante, te atrapa, está bien construida y tiene momentos de gran tensión, como una gran telenovela. Pero justo como la mayoría de la telenovelas, es larguísima e innecesariamente larga. ¡Podría haberla contado en la mitad de sus casi 1000 páginas! Extensa documentación histórica, un gran oficio de escritor y un extraordi ...more
Helen Strobridge
At nearly 900 pages, reading this requires a considerable time commitment! In the end, I found that it was just too long and felt like I was hurrying through the last couple of hundred pages just to get it over with. However, it was an entertaining and interesting read, covering a period of history I was previously unaware of. Some of the barbarity described was quite disturbing and I discovered a few medieval torture methods that I would have been happy not to know about! Having said that, I'm ...more
Manuela Scalas
L'idea di base è buona, e anche gli spunti storici, gli scontri tra islamici e cristiani nella Spagna del 1500, pure. Anche il protagonista, un musulmano che cerca per tutta la vita la sintesi tra le due fedi, è un soggetto interessante. Purtroppo il libro si snoda per più di 900 pagine tra continue ascese e cadute dell'una o dell'altra fazione, tra storie d'amore perduto, ritrovato, nuovamente perduto e forse nuovamente ritrovato, tra vittorie e sconfitte del protagonista, tra descrizioni di ri ...more
Eunice Muir
Nov 27, 2014 Eunice Muir rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who like historical novels and the history of Spain
Recommended to Eunice by: browsing online
Ildefonso Falcones is the Ken Follett of Spain, i.e. he produces hefty 600 - 900 page historical page turners which you can't put down. The disenfranchisement of the Spanish Muslims is a little known part of history and is worth knowing about as we see what hate and ignorance can do. Most of us are familiar with the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, and the rooting out of crypto-Jews, those who had converted outwardly but were believed to be secretly practicing their fair, but most of us are not ...more
The Hand of Fatima is a great summer read if you like historical novels and do not mind reading close to 1,000 pages. We follow the unique destiny of a young Moor in 16th century Christian-dominated Spain, getting immersed into the local beliefs and religious, cultural and social conflicts of the time, not only between Christians and Muslims, but also among each of these groups. The historical context is described in depth and with many actual historical references, the author even being a bit t ...more
I was so blown away by "Cathedral of the sea" that i couldn't wait to read another book by the same author. That too a historical novel. Sadly, the book didn't live up to my expectations. the plot gets very messy halfway through the book. There are too many things going on that at times the backdrop of the story seems to go faster than the story itself. Somewhere close to the end the book gets back on track. Hernando's actions and dilemmas are easier to understand and even easier to justify. As ...more
Version française: Les révoltés de Cordoue

Parution en 2009 en Espagne.

Thème: la tolérance religieuse

Sujet: la révolte des Alpujarras, le soulèvement maure du royaume de Grenade, la vie de cette minorité dans l'Espagne du XVIème siècle.

Résumé: Hernando, né du viol d'une Mauresque par un prêtre, est entraîné dans le combat des siens contre l'autorité espagnole. Après l'échec de l'insurrection, il est exilé à Cordoue où il se bâtit une nouvelle existence à l'ombre de la Mezquita. Son bonheur avec F
Es una buena novela histórica, al leerla reiteré la idea de que la crueldad humana y la bondad humana son características que, independientemente de la época en que se viva, existen... así como las guerras por defender ideologías y creencias que muchas veces llevan sólo a la destrucción debido a la incapacidad de reconocer y respetar a los demás. El final me pareció regular, hubiera preferido F en lugar de R, pero bueno... no lo escribí yo jeje. Recomendable a pesar de su longitud....
Niki Costantini
Avevo scitto nel commento a La cattedrale del mare: “Si legge, per carità, non è nemmeno tra i più noiosi, ma i personaggi mancano di spessore, avrei voluto saperne di più, andare più a fondo nella lora psicologia e nella loro storia personale, invece tutto rimane piuttosto superficiale”.
Sono contenta di aver potuto constatare come ne La mano di Fatima Falcones abbia raggiunto il risultato che speravo: un romanzo storico impeccabile, non alta letteratura, s’intende, ma molto appassionante e coin
Sabina Biasuzzo
Una delusione! Avevo preso questo libro sull'onda dell'entusiamo suscitato in me dalla lettura della Cattedrale del Mare. Ma non ci sono paragoni. La sensazione è che il romanzo si trascini un pò troppo alla lunga, con un ritmo lento, ma francamente noioso. Si conosce alcuni momenti brillanti, ma, beh, lasciamo perdere. Poco tempo per leggere, meglio indirizzarlo verso altro.
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ldefonso Falcones de Sierra, married and the father of four children, is a lawyer who lives and works in Barcelona. The cathedral of the sea is his homage to a people capable of building, in the then unusual span of fifty-four years, what is undoubtedly one of the most lovely churches in the world.

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