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Rasputin's Daughter
Rasputin's Daughter
Author: Robert Alexander
From the author of the breakout bestseller The Kitchen Boy, a new novel delving into the mysterious life and death of the notorious Rasputin — With the same riveting historical narrative that made The Kitchen Boy a national bestseller and a book-club favorite, Robert Alexander returns to revolutionary Russia for the harrowing tale...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143038658
ISBN-10: 0143038656
Publication Date: 12/26/2006
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 67 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Well researched, realistic story about the final days in czarist Russia. A real page turner.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book though interesting was not as good as "The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander. So much time is spent on Rasputin's "sinfulness", popularity, and those who plot against him; we really just gather glimpses of his daughter, Maria. It is a good read and does provide insight more to Rasputin through his daughter's eyes - not only as to what kind of father he was, but what kind of man he really was. If you enjoy historical fiction I would definitely put this book on your reading list.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent fictionalized account of the life of the infamous Rasputin whose death preceded the dethrowning and murder of the Russian royal family. Told from the perspective of his daughter, this was an excellent, intriguing and engaging read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an interesting read.
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Easily one of the worst books I've ever read, Alexander's take on Rasputin is drawn nearly exclusively from the 500 pages of testimony given by those closest to him to the Thirteenth Section in the months after his murder. The author's near abandonment of the revolution, despite it being a major player in the lives of all characters involved is a disappointment, not to mention that none of his characters show themselves in any sort of multi-dimentional way. The "shock" at the end is embarassingly contrived and the narrative overly simple. Overall, the book is miserably plebian, its pages better served as a table leveler or fire kindling. For a book worth reading, read its source material in Edvard Radzinsky's 'The Rasputin Files.'
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Really interesting book. I had read the Kitchen Boy and liked this just as well. I couldn't put it down.
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Not as good as The Kitchen Boy but interesting.
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What a great look into Rasputins life, we always think he was a mean and evil man but he was really just a father and loved by many. I find the russian royals all very intersting.


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