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    Arturo Perez-Reverte,Margaret Sayers Peden
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    Mariner Books; First edition (June 7, 2004)
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    480 pages
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ARTURO PEREZ-REVERTE was born in 1951 in Cartagena, Spain. A novel of adventure. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.

ARTURO PEREZ-REVERTE was born in 1951 in Cartagena, Spain. He was a television journalist who has appeared on some of the world's most dangerous crises. He is the author of The Flanders Panel, The Dumas Club, The Seville Communion, and The Fencing Master. Arturo perez-reverte. Firstt published 2001 by Harcourt, In. New York.

With his chess-like plots and mysterious characters, Arturo Pérez-Reverte has established himself as the master of the intellectual thriller, a reputation again confirmed with The Nautical Chart.

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). With his chess-like plots and mysterious characters, Arturo Pérez-Reverte has established himself as the master of the intellectual thriller, a reputation again confirmed with The Nautical Chart. Coy is a suspended sailor without a ship. At an auction in Barcelona, he meets a beautiful woman obsessed with the Dei Gloria, a Jesuit ship sunk by pirates in the seventeenth century.

by Arturo Perez-Reverte (Author), Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator).

by Arturo Pérez-Reverte & translated by Margaret Sayers Peden.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte is the internationally acclaimed author of The Fencing Master, The Seville Communion, and The Flanders Panel. He is a well-known newspaper columnist and worked as a television journalist before becoming one of the world's most widely read and best-loved writers. He was born in 1951 in Spain where he still makes his home. Библиографические данные.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translation). The Nautical Chart by. Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator).

Pérez-Reverte, Arturo; Peden, Margaret Sayers.


This is as gripping as any swashbuckler, with Spain's Golden Age tellingly resurrected, but it is a more sobering tale of honour, responsibility and political machination. Captain Alatriste's powerful personality fairly radiates from the page. Purity of Blood Captain Alatriste The Queen of the South The Nautical Chart The Fencing Master The Seville Communion The Club Dumas The Flanders Panel.

By: Arturo Perez-Reverte. Narrated by: Scott Brick, Margaret Sayers Peden. Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins. Has The Nautical Chart turned you off from other books in this genre? No, I love the author of this book, it is just that this book is not his best. What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

Margaret Sayers Peden is an American translator and professor emerita of Spanish at the . Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The Nautical Chart, 2001. Captain Alatriste, 2005. Painter of Battles 2008.

Margaret Sayers Peden is an American translator and professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Missouri. She lives and works in Columbia, Missouri. Contents Selected translations.

Coy is a sailor without a ship.Tánger Soto is a woman with an obsession to find the Dei Gloria, a ship sunk during the seventeenth century, and El Piloto is an old man with the sailboat on which all three set out to seek their fortune together. Or do they?

This is an intriguing story about a search for a Spanish cargo ship and the treasure that it carried when it was sunk off the southeast coast of Spain during combat engagement in 1767. The search takes place two and a half centuries later. The story has suspense and some historical information involvement religious problems in Spain in the eighteenth century. However, the frequent references to personalities contained in music, movies and books is, in my opinion, unnecessary and a distraction from the story.
As always, Perez-Reverte does a wonderful job of taking an obscure topic - such as cartography - and make it a character. For that, he is a master.

However, in this book, his human characters are soap-opera like and predictable. There is was too much description of how Tanger looks in her blue jeans and how she smokes. Does every cigarette she smoked have to be described? Coy, the male lead, is a less refined hot head who wants Tanger's body and is held at bay until the last 20 percent of the book. Sadly, that tension did not send me to a cold shower. About 100 pages could be taken out of this story and the reader would not miss the repetition of those themes.

In short, this was more a pulp fiction novel and not up to the standard I sought after reading Queen of the South and Painter of Battles.
This was so well done - plot, writing, research - I had to give it a better-than-average rating, even though there's a big 'but' coming.

Which is this: Yes, it's a great adventure story, but somehow, ultimately, hollow. There was an endorsement on my copy comparing Tanger to Smilla (in 'Smilla's Sense of Snow'.) Having seen it, I couldn't forget about it, and like so many 'endorsements' in the end it ended up more of a detriment, in that I kept comparing the characters (and books) unfavorably, because Smilla was such a rich and endearingly flawed character, while Tanger was just an unmitigated bitch.

I suppose to make the plot work, Tanger had to be a bit of an enigma. But on the other hand, I always find it difficult to swallow a plot that hinges on one character's consuming love for another, when it appears to be based on absolutely nothing. I could just about believed Coy would fall for her based on looks alone if he was 25 and shallow. Given how carefully it was established that he wasn't, however, I think he'd have needed to hear the sob story behind the broken nose and battered swimming cup to be won over.

And maybe, in the end, I wanted to like Tanger just a little bit. To have some understanding of why she did what she did. But this is a cerebral read, not an emotional one. So maybe it's perfect, and just not quite my cup of tea?
This is a wonderful adventure/mystery story. It is a more violent than most things I read but the writer must be very good to keep me interested and involved despite that. It is quite long, it goes on and on which I really like as most books go by too fast for my taste. I have read almost all Perez-Reverte's novels. Some are set way in the past, some in the present. This one is in the present, but is about searching for a lost shipwreck from long ago, there may be some sections that are flashbacks to Europe in the 15th-17th century. It is a compelling story and also one learns a bit about Spain, history and nautical science so all in all, a great reading experience.
I wanted to like this book. I wanted to LOVE this book, I truly did. I'm the daughter of a Naval officer, I'm a scuba diver, I love a good mystery and I'm a Maltese Falcon fan..... But I just didn't connect with this book. I'm not sure why. Maybe reading the English translation put a wall up between me and the characters? Maybe the emphasis on the 'love' story over the mystery (and I didn't really buy the love story, either)? Whatever it was, I was disappointed with this book. I would have rather there was a lot more emphasis on the actual sea search and diving, that was very interesting, and the mystery line and double cross, rather than Coy's emotional chaos. And Palermo drove me insane, I couldn't even read any of his dialog, it was that annoying. And, as others have mentioned, the ending was rushed, when a slow unraveling would have served the story better. I don't regret reading "The Nautical Chart", but I won't be keeping it for my library.
I started reading this author's work with"Queen of The South"and was hooked with the storyline and turn of phrases,I wanted more of his writing so I have been working my way through his available books.This book is fascinating not only for the protaganists but also for the way the parts of Spain are evoked,He also creates a melancholy feeling about the way the world is becoming homogenized and there is a gret amount of "concrete leprosy"being built on the shores to accomadate tourism at the price of losing the space forever.The story is a real thrilling adventure for a sunken treasure with all the villians against the "good guys".I wish that I could read Spanish well enough to not depend on the translation which however is very fluent and natural.
I have enjoyed several of this author's other novels, although The Seville Communion left me cold. My reaction to The Nautical Chart was similar.
The opening is good - gets the reader involved straight away. From there, as others have mentioned, it just takes too long to unfold the tale. I enjoyed the nautical and local geographical details, but the main characters speak in riddles and world-weary pauses just too often. After a while, you feel like telling them to wake up and stop being so melodramatic. This seems to be a feature of this author's style - I even found it difficult to identify with or like the characters in the books I enjoyed.
The ending does compensate in some ways, but it left me feeling pretty depressed about the fate of all the characters. It would make a good film noire movie!