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Heresy (Giordano Bruno, Bk 1)
Heresy - Giordano Bruno, Bk 1
Author: S. J. Parris
Masterfully blending true events with fiction, this blockbuster historical thriller delivers a page-turning murder mystery set on the sixteenth-century Oxford University campus. — Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780767932523
ISBN-10: 0767932528
Publication Date: 2/1/2011
Pages: 448
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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virginiamom avatar reviewed Heresy (Giordano Bruno, Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
Really excellent mystery and thriller. Reminds me of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. There is much here that preaches of tolerance. The reality and tension of Oxford in 1583 really captured my attention.
DieHard avatar reviewed Heresy (Giordano Bruno, Bk 1) on
A very well written historical mystery. S. J. Parris creates a great story that is tightly wound and suspenseful throughout. My only negative comment would be that Parris seemed to reveal a bias against religion while promoting a humanistic viewpoint. For some, that will not be a negative but for me it was. However, it was subtlety inserted into the story and is not overbearing. Otherwise, a great first novel.


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