Minerva V. Perez

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (11 of 12)
Location: Barcelona
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,174,683 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 12
La Sombra del Viento (Vintage Espanol) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Hacía tiempo que tenía ganas de leer este libro pero sólamente por curiosidad, para ver porqué se ha convertido en un "best-seller" y ha sido traducido a tantísimos idiomas. No esperaba nada de su lectura y tal vez por eso, ahora que lo he leído, estoy tan contenta de haberlo hecho en lugar de haber dejado pasar más tiempo y tal vez acabar ignorando el libro y no leyéndolo nunca.
Ruiz Zafón logra evocar la Barcelona de mi bisabuela y mis abuelos con gran talento. La novela es muy envolvente, te transporta. Si conoces Barcelona puedes sentirte paseando por sus calles en un viaje en el tiempo. Si no has estado en Barcelona,… Read more
The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon
The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a wonderful story. The characters are beautifully described and believable, they have been given detailed physical appearance (you can see them, smell them, almost touch them) and a deep psychological dimension (one would like to shout at them or cry with them). The author skillfully makes the plot rich with details about science, society, colonization, religion... with such a rhythm that it is difficult to put the book down.
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Blake's character isn't relevant in the story. I thought the writer would give more volume to the character (like she did with Vermeer in "Girl with a pearl earring") and I was expecting more about the artist and his drawings and paintings, not just references to his poetry. I found the plot boring (particularly the first half of the book).