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The Princess and the Dragon

1.67  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 162 pages
Published May 19th 1990 by Knopf
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Mindy aka serenity
Apr 11, 2016 Mindy aka serenity rated it liked it
Shelves: russian
I picked this book up because Pazzi is credited as being of similar style to Italo Calvino, who in my opinion is a genius. This book certainly had some Calvino-esque elements, but I found many parts of it to be pretty slow and dragging. The book is about George Romanov, brother of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas. George was consumptive and died young, and this book fantasizes about the things he may have thought about on his sickbed. He dreams of Helen, his love, and running away with her. He ...more
Jen MP
Oct 28, 2015 Jen MP rated it did not like it
The book just seemed...overly pretentious. I understand that we were supposed to be in the mind of the character, who is quite pretentious, but his pretentiousness got quite boring, as he is in fact a very boring man. I'm not sure if the translation is off, but sometimes it appeared as if it were so as certain things didn't make sense. Not my kind of book, which is unfortunate, because the writer seems like he has potential.
Edward Amato
Jul 29, 2014 Edward Amato rated it it was ok
This book was roughly based on historical figures and was intriguing enough for me to research the lives of these people. It was difficult to follow the plot line and was depressing.
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An award winning Italian novelist and poet. His works have been translated into eighteen languages.
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