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Author Topic: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte  (Read 7328 times)

Offline Mephysto

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Re: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2010, 09:16:35 PM »
Resurrecting the Auldatristthread with the notice to all of us non-Spanish speakers (or, in this case, readers) who could not enjoy the last book ("Corsarios de Levante") in its original language when it came out back in 2006 - rejoice, for at last, the English version - "Pirates of the Carib Levant" - is out.

Since my Spanish is not that good (read: Non-existant), I cannot comment on the quality of it as a translation, but I like the book very much in its own right; it is a fluid, lively and fascinating read. Definitely recommended for all ye fellow connaisseurs of fine Moor-slitting, Lutheran-sticking, English-stabbing galley swine literature.
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Offline richarDISNEY

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Re: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2010, 01:55:09 PM »
I dunno...

Having read a few other of his books in English, I was not that impressed with his writing style...
I'll check out the movie though.
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Offline Aaron

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Re: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2010, 02:29:51 PM »
I saw that the other day and immediatelle added it to my list. I love the other books in the series.

Offline Cory

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Re: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2010, 02:48:41 PM »
RichardDMB, be warned, the movie packs a lot of scenes in with very little story to connect them - it is more like an homage to the books than a stand alone film.
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Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2010, 06:14:50 PM »
Patiently hoping the DVD will one day make it to the "World Cinema" shelf at HMV - but every time I've asked they have never heard of it.
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Offline Galloping Major

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Re: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2010, 09:27:18 AM »
Patiently hoping the DVD will one day make it to the "World Cinema" shelf at HMV - but every time I've asked they have never heard of it.

It's on Amazon if your patience runs out and you wanted to order it:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_11?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=captain+alatriste&sprefix=captain+ala


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Offline mweaver

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Re: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2010, 08:04:48 PM »
I have read and enjoyed the first two.  Need to pick up the next in the series.

 

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