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A tábua de Flandres

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No fim do século XV, um velho mestre flamengo introduz num dos seus quadros, sob a forma de uma partida de xadrez, a chave de um segredo que poderia ter mudado a história da Europa. Cinco séculos depois, uma jovem restauradora de obras de arte, um antiquário homossexual e um excêntrico jogador de xadrez conjugam os seus esforços para tentar resolver o enigma. A investigaçã ...more
capa mole, Large print, 308 pages
Published 2004 by Dom Quixote (first published 1990)
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Julia Guys, the paintings you see at movie and researching online are modern illustrations! Real Pieter Van Huys lived 100 years later and his style was…moreGuys, the paintings you see at movie and researching online are modern illustrations! Real Pieter Van Huys lived 100 years later and his style was completely different (more like Hieronymus Bosch). According to his biography in the book, this man had nothing to do with the story. And also the people depicted in painting are all fictional.(less)
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Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
Πραγματολογικά στοιχεία σε πλήρη κοινοτοπία και ζωηρά επιφανειακή χρήση.

Δεν θα πω κάτι για την πλοκή του βιβλίου, καλύπτεται στην άψογη περιγραφή του οπισθόφυλλου με μεγάλη επιτυχία. Αν προσπαθήσω να πω κάτι περισσότερο θα προβώ σε μη πρέπουσες Προοικονομίες.

Τέχνη, ιστορία, σκακιστικές αναλύσεις, διαπροσωπικές σχέσεις ζωής, αστυνομικό μυστήριο, φόνοι, κίνητρα συνωμοσιολογίας που εκπορεύονται απο το 15ο αιώνα, υψηλή αισθητική, πάθη, σκοτεινά ένστικτα, διττή προσωποποίηση καλού κακού, και επιφαν
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Nickolas the Kid
Ένας αντικέρ, μια συντηρήτρια έργων τέχνης και ένα ιδιόρρυθμος σκακιστής ψάχνουν την λύση πίσω από μια σκακιστική παρτίδα ενός Φλαμανδικού πίνακα. Όσο όμως ξετυλίγουν τo κουβάρι του μεσαιωνικού πίνακα, μπλέκονται και στα πόδια ενός κατά συρροή δολοφόνου ο οποίος φαίνεται να προσπαθεί να κρατήσει το μυστικό του πίνακα κρυμμένο.
Όλο το βιβλίο είναι μια σκακιστική παρτίδα στημένη με μαεστρία από τον συγγραφέα.
Οι χαρακτήρες τις ιστορίας είναι πολύ καλά δομημένοι ενώ παρόλο το μέγεθος του, το βιβλίο
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Matthew Roche
I wanted so badly to love this book.

The simplest way to describe it is the novelisation of Douglas Hofstadter's opus, "Godel, Escher, Bach." In fact, it is impossible to believe that Perez-Reverte had finished G.E.B. more than ten minutes before furiously scribing "The Flanders Panel."

I wanted to love it because I love books based on puzzles and logic, and GEB may be one of my favorite books of all time.

But the novel is just so weak. The characters (charicatures?) were flat and absurd - how many
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MTK
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Εξαίσιο. Η σχεδόν αστυνομική πλοκή σε συνδυασμό, η χαρακτηριστική γραφή του συγγραφέα, η σχέση που αναπτύσσεται μεταξύ των ηρώων, όλα συντείνουν στην δημιουργία μιας σπάνιας αναγνωστικής εμπειρίας.
Kelly
May 31, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: intellectual mystery lovers, art history scholars, fatalists
Well that was just as good as I remembered. Everything I said below still holds true. The tale may have felt a bit more heavy handed this time, but I think that's only because I knew who the murderer was and as Sherlock Holmes says, "I only saw it because I knew what I was looking for." It didn't diminish the pleasure of the experience.

This re-read had me focusing a lot more on characterization since I didn't have to be obsessively caught up in the mystery. What is beautifully done here is showi
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Manny
My friend Cathy (also a chessplayer) told me I had to read this, and she was indeed right. I couldn't put it down, and finished it in about a day. It's... well, what is it? I read it as a kind of postmodernist reimagining of Alice Through The Looking-Glass. Other books I immediately thought of were The Name of the Rose, Gödel, Escher, Bach and Luzhin's Defense.

Formally, it's a very stylized murder mystery. Julia, the sexy but childlike Alice figure, is a Madrid art restorer. She receives an unu
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Nhi Nguyễn
Theo cảm nhận của riêng tôi, tác phẩm này còn hay hơn cả "Câu lạc bộ Dumas" - cuốn tiểu thuyết đã làm nên tên tuổi của tác giả người Tây Ban Nha Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Không có hai cốt truyện chính chạy song song nhau, không có những bức tranh khắc gỗ mang dáng dấp hình ảnh những lá bài tarot đầy ám ảnh, “Bí ẩn quân hậu đen” trung thành với một cốt truyện chính duy nhất, đi sâu vào thế giới cờ vua đầy trí tuệ và say mê để làm nên một cuốn tiểu thuyết trinh thám ám ảnh không kém. Sự ám ảnh đến từ ...more
Bob
Dec 04, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I got this as a birthday present and took it with me on our Thanksgiving trip. I wish I had taken the Manhattan phone book instead. It would have had a lot more interesting characters and none of them would be such implausible things as the characters of this novel. The whole structure is so contrived it ultimately collapses under its own weight. The book is built around a convoluted metaphor like "art is chess is life is art," but the harder the author works at it, the more tenuous it becomes. ...more
Vaso
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read this book almost 16 years ago, but I still remember how fascinated I was after.
For me, back in the '90-'00s, if you haven't read a book of Mr Reverte, couldn't have a clue about his writing skills!
I recommend this one, to anyone who adores art and mystery, especially if they are bond so well in a book
Chrissa Vasileiou
Ακόμα ένα εξαιρετικό βιβλίο του Ρεβέρτε,που συμπληρώνει το top 3 μου από βιβλία του.Αν "Η λέσχη Δουμάς" είναι ένα βιβλίο που θα σύστηνα στους βιβλιόφιλους,αυτό εδώ θα το σύστηνα στους λάτρεις της τέχνης και του σκακιού.Ο Ρεβέρτε αναμειγνύει με θαυμαστό τρόπο το παρελθόν και το παρόν,στήνοντας μια ιστορία χωρίς κανένα κενό,χρονικό,θεματικό,λεπτομερειακό ή άλλο.Είναι φανερό πως ο συγγραφέας κατέχει όχι μόνο τη λογοτεχνική γλώσσα,αλλά κι εκείνη της έρευνας για κάθε ένα από τα αντικείμενα που απαρτί ...more
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Spanish novelist and ex-journalist. He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years (1973 - 1994). He started his journalistic career writing for the now-defunct newspaper Pueblo. Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel. As a war journalist he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts. He put this experience into his book 'Territorio Comanche', focusing on ...more
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