[Reading] ➸ Benedetto Casanova By Marten Weber – Buyprobolan50.co.uk

Benedetto Casanova WINNER OF THE 2011 RAINBOW LITERARY AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION No Doubt You Have Heard Of Casanova, The Famous Womanizer, And Maybe You Have Seen The Movie, Or Read The Account Of His Life But Did You Know He May Have Had A Gay Brother Benedetto, A Few Years Giacomo S Junior, Was Pressed Into Service Of The Church To Follow The Famous Lover Of Women Through The Courts Of Europe On The Way He Had Amorous Adventures With Countless Men, But, Unlike His Brother, Fell In Love And Kept Alive A Romantic Relationship With A Strapping German Soldier Over Time And Distance His Memoirs Were Discovered Only In 1881, When An English Traveler Rummaging Through A Private Library In Rome Found Them Glued To The Pages Of A Book They Were Written In Italian And Have Never Before Been Published In English Marten Weber Delivers A Wonderful Translation Of This Challenging Text, Full Of Linguistic Cunning And His Usual Talent For Breathtaking Eroticism.


10 thoughts on “Benedetto Casanova

  1. says:

    Funny and charming and delightfully frank on the topic of love between menWarning This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS Rating 10 10PROS Weber is an incredible writer He has a wonderful command of the English language his turn of phrase is often pithy and succinct, and he makes use of a large vocabulary that had me using my Kindle s dictionary function fairly regularly I often found the narrator s comments hilariously funny Benedetto is, quite simply, adorable Funny and charming and delightfully frank on the topic of love between menWarning This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS Rating 10 10PROS Weber is an incredible writer He has a wonderful command of the English language his turn of phrase is often pithy and succinct, and he makes use of a large vocabulary that had me using my Kindle s dictionary function fairly regularly I often found the narrator s comments hilariously funny Benedetto is, quite simply, adorable Loving and kind hearted and na ve without being annoying, not to mention wholeheartedly devoted to the man he falls in l...


  2. says:

    This was my introduction to Marten Weber but be assured that it will not be the only book I read, written by him So glad I read Benedetto He will remain in my memory for the remainder of my days Give it a go You won t be sorry.


  3. says:

    2011 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention 5 from at least 1 judge


  4. says:

    WonderfulReview by Charly Anchor Rating 10 10PROS Weber is an incredible writer He has a wonderful command of the English language his turn of phrase is often pithy and succinct, and he makes use of a large vocabulary that had me using my Kindle s dictionary function fairly regularly I often found the narrator s comments hilariously funny Benedetto is, quite simply, adorable Loving and kind hearted and na ve without being annoying, not to mention wholeheartedly devoted to the m WonderfulReview by Charly Anchor Rating 10 10PROS Weber is an incredible writer He has a wonderful command of the English language his turn of phrase is often pithy and succinct, and he makes use of a large vocabulary that had me using my Kindle s dictionary function fairly regularly I often found the narrator s comments hilariously funny Benedetto is, quite simply, adorable Loving and kind hearted and na ve without being annoying, not to mention wholeheartedly devoted to the man he falls in love with, even when the two are apart for a period of many years with nothingthan a few letters exchanged between them now and then It s obvious that the author researched the story s historical time period in depth He paints a well rounded and sumptuously detailed picture of a large number of European cities during the 18th century And the best part, for me, is that Weber details not just the parties and the op...


  5. says:

    I thought I was simply reading a fun, trashy, campy romance novel, but it ended up being an enjoyable work of historical fiction that was well rehearsed and filled with a wide array of delightful characters, many actual historical figures.


  6. says:

    The set up of this novel mirrors historical memoirs after the scholars have had a chance to translate, annotate, and comment The ruse is extremely well done the book could easily be mistaken for a real memoir, complete with forwards and translator s notes, and little breaks in the text where a fragment of a page has been lost The style is chatty and a bit rambling Benedettoor less follows the course of his life, stopping to make pithy observations of the human condition, the Church, The set up of this novel mirrors historical memoirs after the scholars have had a chance to translate, annotate, and comment The ru...


  7. says:

    I got this book in a giveaway on Goodreads, and I could not actually finish the book I don t think this is a bad book, if such a thing exists, but it contained some things that annoy me Most of all, I feel this book overuses sex Every now and then, the book will depict a sex scene that lasts about three fourths of a page The sex is quickly over, and topic changes drastically There s little examination of the sex itself, or sex as a state of being It feels as if the sex is described, and I got this b...


  8. says:

    On the positive side, the writing is good, and the premise an interesting one this is the fictive memoir of Giacomo Casanova s gay younger brother Benedetto At times it gathers enough momentum to be a page turner But something was just a bit off about this book for me I found it strongest in the first pa...


  9. says:

    Marten Weber is the most exciting new voice in gay fiction His novel Shayno should win a price and be on the New York Bestseller list His Benedetto isfun and entertaining, but also believable and incredibly well written Historical accurate without being too old fashioned in style, it made me fall in love with the main character Benedetto, a young Italian, brother of the real Casanova, who follows his brother around Europe The parallels to Casanova s memoirs are obvious, and the book c Marten Weber is the most exciting new voice in gay fiction His novel Shayno should win a price and be on the New York Bestseller list His Benedetto isfun and entertaining, but also believable and incredibly well written Historical accurate without being too old fashioned in style, it made me fall in love with the main character Benedetto, a y...


  10. says:

    OK, the premise of Casanova having a gay brother caught my interest, even though this one borders on erotica It is suggested that the author is merely the translator of a manuscript recently discovered There s even a Note from the translator section at the front where the author tries to explain the differences in his use of language, shifting between a style appropriate to the time period andcontemporary English.However, I simply could not keep focused on the timeframe in which this OK, the premise of Casanova having a gay brother caught my interest, even though this one borders on erotica It is sugg...


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