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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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Nelson Zagalo
Aug 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-finished
É tudo tão simples — a escrita, a estrutura, a história —, mais parece um livro de aventuras para adolescentes, ainda que carregado de um horror pouco recomendável a pessoas mais sensíveis.

Pega-se no período do fim da relação entre cristãos e muçulmanos na região Andaluz de Espanha, escolhe-se um personagem para figurar como herói/messias, e polvilha-se tudo com muitos factos históricos. As vidas, as pessoas, os personagens pouco interessam, já que existe uma história para contar.

Peguei neste li
Muerte es esperanza larga.

¡Qué aventura ha resultado este libro! Extraordinaria, triste, a veces desesperante... No sé, he tenido sentimientos encontrados a lo largo de los cuatro meses que me tomó terminarlo. ¡Cuatro meses! Y es que no es tarea fácil, con más de 900 hojas que relatan la historia de Hernando Ruiz, Ibn Hamid, morisco, cristiano nuevo y por siempre defensor de la verdadera fe, iniciando en 1560 y tantos y concluyendo ya por ahí de 1612.

Falcones se destaca por reconstruir diversa
César Lasso
A very long and sad novel, but with frequent changes of alternating fortune. It follows very closely the historical facts of the tragedy of the Moriscos between 1568 and 1612, including the odd forgeries of the "Sacromonte affair" - an attempt mostly carried out by Moriscos in late 16th century Granada to combine (or establish a sort of syncretism) between Christianism and Islam.

The nearly 1000 pages might feel a bit too long on occasion -I even stopped reading for a couple weeks- but I was able
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
May 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club
1.5/5 Por fin!!! Por fin!!!! Cuanto trabajo me dio este libro... Siempre me llamó la atención el mismo debido a tenía mi nombre, pero vaya que decepción. Para mi fue interminable.

El detalle que utiliza el autor ha sido muy pesado, me llego a aburrir increíblemente. La considero una novela demasiado larga, se basa en un espacio de tiempo muy amplio y el escritor trata de trabajarlo en detalle para darnos tal vez complejidad o erudición, pero creo que con menos páginas hubiera logrado un mejor re
Skorofido Skorofido
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Nov 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spanish
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.
May 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club

Una novela histórica que trata de la vida de Hernando Ruiz, en Granada del Siglo XVI, la lucha entre los moriscos y los cristianos. Cuando digo lucha es casi un eufemismo.

Este es el segundo libro que leo de este autor, lo califiqué así por dos cosas:

1.- Abunda en aspectos que no son relevantes. Idelfonso, o tu haces un libro de historia contando la Sublevación de Alpujarras o una novela que tenga de contexto esa parte de la historia. Con 500 paginas menos me hubiese gustado muchísimo más. Es
May 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-espanha, e4
Uma grande história sobre a intolerância religiosa. Levei quase 3 meses a lê-lo, porque, apesar da riqueza do tema e das personagens é um livro muito longo e torna-se, por vezes, cansativo. Mas como fui intervalando com outros consegui lê-lo até ao fim e valeu a pena.
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
οφειλω να ομολογήσω οτι με κούρασαν οι ωμότητες του πόλεμου και απο χριστιανούς και απο μουσουλμανους (αλλωστε έκανα 8 μήνες να το τελειώσω με παμπολες διακοπές) αλλα ο συγγραφεας δινει την εποχη τοσο παραστατικά και την ιστορία τοσο ενδιαφέρουσα ειδικά απο τη μέση και μετα που κανουν το αποτελεσμα αριστουργηματικο σαν αφηγηση. Αποκομισα γνωσεις ιστοριας (ουτε που φανταζομουν οτι υπηρχαν λαοι οπως οι Μορισκο, που τραβηξαν οτι ακριβως οι ελληνες της Μικρας Ασιας) αλλα περισσοτερο γοητευτηκα απο τ ...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 ...
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 30, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Este es el segundo libro de Falcones que leo, siendo el primero, la princesa descalza.

Este libro es la historia de Hernando, un morisco (musulman obligado a convertise al catolicismo), en España durante los siglos XVI y XVII. Vemos la vida de Hernando y su familia desde su niñez hasta su edad adulta.

Primero diré lo que no me gustó. El libro se extiende demasiado en los aspectos históricos, olvidando que es ficción y no un tratado de historia. Los personajes viven muchas tragedias propias de
Diana Azem
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una de las mejores historias que he leido en mi vida. Apasionante, entretenida, historica. En definitiva una autentica obra maestra. No podeis dejar de leerla, me dareis la razon.
Ingrid Cepeda
la verdad ya lo lei !! lento al principio pero despues de la mitad ya queria saber que otra desgracia ocurriria
❀ Hana
Sep 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Tariq Mahmood
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, europe
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
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
Selma Avilez
Que novela tan más cansada!! He tardado meses en leerla porque nomas no puedo seguir. Lo interesante y rescatable que tiene este libro es que el autor verdaderamente se documentó para escribirlo y si se aprende mucho de la historia de la expulsión de los Moros de España y como te hace ver que desde siempre se han cometido atrocidades en nombre de Dios. En cuanto a la novela en si podría haberse contado con unas 300 páginas menos sin tanto detalle repetitivo.
Si todas las novelas de este autor son
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una obra titánica. Es el segundo libro que leo del señor Falcones y debo de admitir que me gusta mucho cómo logra mezclar eventos históricos, con el destino de sus personajes. Al igual que en La catedral del Mar, sabes que al protagonista de esta obra, la desgracia está a la vuelta de página.
Algunos crítican la extensión de la obra y si bien, se pudo reducir en longitud, siento que el libro es efectivo y la narrativa es buena.
Toma este libro un lugar especial en mi corazón, ya que a la par de qu
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bibliometro
Admito que se me hizo eterno, y como no, con 900 páginas, pero me imaginé que en tanto papel alcanzarían varias generaciones, pero no.
A menos de 100 hojas de terminarlo soñé con el final. Mi única referencia era lo último que había leído, y la desesperanza que aprendí a llevar con la catedral del mar.
Después dije ay no voy a leer más a Falcones, y después después me acordé que igual tenía ganas de leer la reina descalza y... creo que la leeré igual :)
Marthaloidys Guerrero
3.5 en realidad.
Eva Sanz
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantástico libro. Lleno de descripciones minuciosas que te hacen sentir el paisaje de las Alpujarras Granadinas, la visión de la Alhambra, la Mezquita de Córdoba, las ciudades de Córdoba y Granada, la vida, la dura vida de las comunidades a las que les tocó vivir una etapa incierta y dolorosa de nuestra historia.
Detalles y sentimientos mostrados desde el punto de vista de los protagonistas principales. El dolor, la pérdida, el desarraigo y los encuentros y desencuentros en esa España convulsa d
Vic Van
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Kathedraal van de zee' was een ware revelatie voor mij. Een sterk verhaal, doorspekt met talloze geschiedkundige feiten en details over de levenswijze van de diverse bevolkingsgroepen toentertijd. In tegenstelling tot dat boek vond ik 'De hand van Fatima' af en toe wel wat langdradig. Toch gaat het nog altijd om een sterk verhaal en stak ik er ook weer een boel van op over het leven in die tijd. Misschien kon ik minder sympathie opbrengen voor het hoofdpersonage, hoewel hij een verzoener probee ...more
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