El Pergamino de la Seduccion EPB has ratings and reviews. Makenzie said: I officially give up on this book, after having read more than a third. Un novela extraordinaria de amor y locura, en la que un historiador y una joven estudiante investigan la enigmática vida de Juana la Loca. Learn more about El Pergamino de la Seduccion in the Toronto Public Library digital collection.
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And the whole premise of getting Lucia to imagine herself as Juana just didn’t seem very well developed or realistic, it seemed rather forced, unrealistic and silly to me. eeduccion
Lists with This Book. Maharet rated it did not like it Aug 26, Por eso le doy tres estrellas. Manuel plays the part of Juana’s beloved husband, Phillipe, and easily seduces her. And for some inexplicable peramino, whenever I did that, I felt a tickling sensation in my rectum. Also there’s a glarring spot where Charles isn’t capitalized.
Jan 16, Carlos Mock rated it really liked it Shelves: Until the creepy forty year old professor and the naive convent raised sixteen year old started having sex. Also disappointing is that the historical setting is just that: Interesting reinterpretation of “Juana the Mad” from a woman’s perspective.
The historic story portion of the plot I found very interesting.
The Scroll of Seduction
Nov 24, Barb added it Shelves: Their passion for each other is created as Manuel, with the excuse of teaching a history lesson, dresses Lucia in Queen Juana’s dress and takes her back five centuries to Spain in the ‘s. The Scroll of Seduction by Gioconda Belli. Things would have happened much more slowly in real life.
Great history on Queen Juana the Mad from Spain.
El Pergamino de La Seduccion
They didn’t serve to endear the main character to the reader and they certainly didn’t do anything to move the story forward.
I think it’s meant to be a sort of vindication of Juana, but the whole examining the interiority of the historical figure seemed kind of forced and the narration was plagued with stereotypes.
As a parallel story, it also tells the story of Lucia, an orphan from Central America, who is studying in a boarding school in Madrid. I agree with another reviewer who thought the story of Lucia and Manuel was unnecessary.
The first is decidedly creepy I think mostly for the way it’s presented, because I have certainly read much creepier things than a relationship between a year-old and an older man and it hasn’t put me off of the book ; the second had a lot of potential, but fell kind of flat, at least in the part that I read.
Here the novelist takes us through the historical events and we are meant to understand the feelings of Juana as she confronts the political machinations of her day.
However, the story is indeed about seduction, and there’s multiple instances of it. That and the fact that I found the book rather boring made it so I couldn’t read more than 40 or so pages. She has been living in both Managua and Los Angeles since The problem lies with the present tense characters: I thought the way the author had the main character Lucia describe her body was strange especially when she tells the reader about her belly button.
El Pergamino de la Seduccion EPB: Una Novela by Gioconda Belli (1 star ratings)
Open Preview See a Problem? The library card you previously added can’t be used to complete this action. The seduction part of the story would have been just fine if it weren’t for the strange and disorganized way the story was told. Young girl with nothing on her mind than mounting an old fart, plus both too ignorant or careless to even consider some sort of protection.
Those at court who could not fathom Juana as heir ed the throne of the most important pa of its day conspired against her and began to question her sanity. Availability can change throughout the month based on the library’s budget. A tad on the odd side.
I really wanted to finish it, but it is irritating me more and more as I go on. Also disappointing is that the historical setting is just that: Siempre me ha fascinado la figura de Juana. The worst book I have ever read.
Por ello mismo, me hubiera gustado que la historia fuera solo sobre el personaje de Juana. Your session has expired. Raquel rated it did not like it Aug 21, Returning in just before the Sandinista victory, she became FSLN’s international press liaison in and the director of State Communications in Interessante e ben narrata la storia di Giovanna la pazza: I would love to know what happens, but without having to think about the sex between those two.
Try refreshing the page. It seemed to me that this book was divided into two stories. The seduction part of the story would have been just pergamio if it weren’t for the strange and disor A Pretty Cover Can Only Take Me So Far I was very curious about “Juana the Mad” and was looking forward to reading that portion of this story.