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The Etruscan Hardcover – 1 Dec 1994


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Buccaneer Books (Dec 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568494858
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568494852
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,289,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By satus on 22 Feb 2012
Format: Hardcover
Somewhat disappointing translation, condencing 600+ pages into 381, missing several sentences and even major themes. Even taking the typeface size into consideration, what happened? I have read and re-read, several times, this book in its original Finnish language and just loved it. A very rare insight into Etruscan culture which must have taken a lot of research as well as a riveting love/hate/passion/destiny story, told from the point of the person who experienced it.

Still enjoyed it despite of the price and would dare to say that I found it as good as the 'Sinuhe the Egyptian' - must say loved that one too.

Would recommend all Mika Waltari books, they all have a surprising twist in the tale and are meticulously researched. Enjoy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Wild on 9 Feb 2007
Format: Hardcover
I read this book after being blown away by the structure, historical narrative and fantastic story telling of Mika Walteri's The Egyptian (or Sinuhe as it also known). This is not a genre I would normally choose but after having it recommended to me I read it and was so impressed I have been singing its praises ever since. However The Etruscan although a worthy piece of work in itself does not stand up to the previously mentioned The Egyptian, it's faults lie in the fact that it is in many ways cut from the same cloth, with a formula that seems to tick the boxes that made his other work a runaway success in his native Finland. Yet the fact remains that subjects such as identity and belief are plotted through an almost carbon copy of events, accompanied by similar relationships and outcomes. If the historical setting is your incentive for reading this then I'm sure you will enjoy it, it's a good story. If on the other hand you wish to introduce yourself to Walteri's work, read the superior The Egyptian, if you have read that and wish to further explore his work, heed this advise and maybe try one of his others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Shargal on 5 Sep 2010
Format: Hardcover
Very well written. Good historical background. Most of the figures are well caractherized, Provides an insight into Etruscan culture that is very sldom found.
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