Book Reviews of The Fencing Master

The Fencing Master
The Fencing Master
Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
ISBN-13: 9780151001811
ISBN-10: 0151001812
Publication Date: 6/7/1999
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Perez-Reverte is one of my favorite authors. His descriptions allow you to "see" what he's writing about. Also recommend Queen of the South and The Club Dumas.
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoy most of Perez Reverte's work with Club Dumas and the Flanders Panel as favorites. This one with a 17th century Madrid setting, never grabbed me. Still, the writing is superb.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this for this month's "Sport" theme in my online book club, The Reading Cove.

While I felt it got off to a bit of a slow start, I found Don Jaime and Adela's encounters intriguing; and I was suspicious about Adela's desire to learn the "unstoppable thrust." I knew she must want to use it to kill someone, and the mystery held my attention.

So despite a few dull passages here and there, overall I enjoyed this mystery. I give THE FENCING MASTER a B-.
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Nicely written story of revenge, fencing, femme fatales in 1860 Madrid during the Carlist revolution. melody
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Great story, well-written.
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Not one of Perez-Reverte's best, but still enjoyable. The story of fencing teacher Don Jaime and the student who seeks to learn the secret of the unstoppable thrust... and the mysterious entanglements that come with the student.
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Intriguing historical who-dunnit.
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A melancholy story of an honorable man practicing a dying art and trying to come to grips with his slow fade into frailty and uselessness. Through his travails he must decide to stick to his code of honor and self respect or toss them away for self preservation.