10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➶ Коронация, или Последний из романов ➽ Boris Akunin – Pocket-bikes.us


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    Set in turn of the century 1900 Imperial Russia An Impressive start a new twist as we have the story this time being narrated by the butler of the Imperial household with the Romanov s being front centre of the mystery As usual the master of disguise former state counsellor Erast Fadorin is the star of th...


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    One of my absolute favourites in the series The story is told in first person from the viewpoint of the majordomo to the imperial house As with all butlers, he has very distinct view about his charges, about foreigners, and about the ceremonies and events that happen The plot deals with both the coronation of Nikolai II and of the Khodynka Tragedy that followed.Part of what makes this a masterpiece is exactly the same reason that makes it frustrating at times Our protagonist is observed by 3rd parties, his actions described through their viewpoints We, as readers, want to know so much .What to ExpectEach novel is written as a different type of mystery Akunin set out to rectify the low brow reputation of the mystery genre in post USSR Russia by writing worthy literature and exploring the wide gamut of sub genres Each novel is therefore excellently written as a different type of detective case While there is continuity in the protagonist s life between the novels, each is very different in themes and tones.I ve written a condensed review of the whole series on my website.What I likedI like the writing style The prose is intelligent and flowing, the mysteries are complex, and the cast is varied though those that make repeat appearances tend to die Fandorin himself is a great character, even though as a main character he still remains an enigm...


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    , , 4 plot twist .


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    At various times I ve read the whole series that s been translated into English so far, and consider this episode the best so far Narrated by the butler to one of the Romanov royal family, this tells of the coronation of Nicholas II really, the kidnapping of one of the sons, a little boy, Mika, and the efforts of Fandorin, the butler, Afanasy, and others to rescue him and...


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    Book seven in the Erast Fandorin series brings us to 1896 and the coronation of Nicholas II as the last Russian czar Like its predecessor The State Counsellor, The Coronation is steeped in accurate historical detail, from the name of the new Czar s horse to the horrible events that occurred in the field at Khodynka Unlike The State Counsellor, Fandorin is acting as a lone wolf here, no longer holding his previous position as Deputy for Special Assignments to the Governor General of Moscow The story is told through the eyes of the head butler at the Hermitage in Moscow, temporary home to the St Petersburg contingent of the Romanov family and its retinue His narrative spans two weeks, beginning with Fandorin s death What The coronation is imminent, and the family of the czar s uncle Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich is settling into its Moscow lodgings There s a great deal to do before the big event, but there s plenty of time to take the Grand Duke s little son Mikhail Georgievich on a walk through the pa...


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    Slightly disappointed as I could identify the villain right from the start which is usually not the case as I get side tracked or most of the times am just plain wrong So that leaves me the question can this mystery book be given four stars still I can t sadly As much as it describes the relationship and loyalty of the butler to the Romanov dynasty in an engaging way, as well as the traditions and the society of Tsarist Russia to a smaller degree, deep down it is a crime mystery book And it failed to live up to the genre Or at least to my expectations as it has been compared to Sherlock Holmes, Poirot, James Bond and alike Don t get me wrong, Erast Fandorin is an adorable charming detective Stutter, eccentric, handsome, a bit arrogant, witty just like the characters mentioned above, he s got interesting adjectives adorning him The flaw was in the plot that did not make him justice Take for instance the scenes below There were just too many of them and nothing would point my poor deduction skills to any other direction Mlle Declique is la...


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    Another excellent mystery novel in the Fandorin series, while not my favourite there is still enough here to enjoy and I finished it in a fairly short time which usually means it was a good read I won t say too much about the plot as others have ...

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