- File Size: 1470 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Publisher: Loose Leaves Publishing (September 3, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 3, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EZ6GTQO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,990,366 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The book follows the story of Daniela Messo a mathematical prodigy and her travels with Cagliostro, a great philosopher, humbug, seducer and cheat. Their adventures are fun and provocative.
The details of life at this time are fascinating and come at dizzying speed. For example, if a child is likely to die in the womb, a priest piped in holy water for its baptism. I assume this is from the author's research, however if the author can invent something this satirically brilliant, it would be even more amazing.
My only criticism is that at the beginning there are a few pages of notes from the translator. These are interesting, but merely interesting is an insult compared to the wild ride ahead.
Four stars for the writing and one more star because it is the kind of book I enjoy so much: a well-researched historical romp.
Overall this book is an easy but disappointing read.