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Sep 25, Rachel rated it did not like it Shelves: Is it sounding familiar yet? I listened the the audio book version of this and the lectkr wasn’t bad, but i question the author in making two main characters have such similar names that while spelled differently came across as sounding the same out loud.

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Dec 30, Pat Cummings rated it it was amazing Shelves: This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Help!!! And what’s worse, most happened because the person he was talking working against was an absolute idiot. People died on him, people betrayed him, people stole from him, people wanted to hunt him down, people wanted to execute him etc.

I really don’t want to give too much away in regards to his family and why he must flee but the story is harrowing and only someone as bright and resourceful as Ci is able to overcome the odds set up against him.

As I stated earlier, this story had most of the elements of literature that I like.

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Evilenko or Citizen X. Like a Chinese Movie I really enjoy those Chinese movies that focus on a historic theme and then tell a fantastical story. The first half documents a trouble-prone journey and you start to get angry at Ci’s insistence on trusting the wrong people and making the wrong choice.

It had spy vs spy elements ccadaveres it. Louise This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ Direct violence is not involved that much for most the of the rest of the book a few punch ups but nothing too bloody and brutal though there are …more Direct violence is not involved that much for most the of the rest of the book a few punch ups but nothing too bloody and brutal though there are details of dead bodies There is no real cleverness here. The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido.


Literally everything in this dude’s life that could have gone wrong, went wrong. As the saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention. Can he solve the mystery? But he remains driven by his passion for truth—especially once the killings threaten to take down the Emperor himself.

I feel this is essential to the full experience and enjoyment of this work.

The author is Spanish and I look forward to more of his books. First, the hero eel supposed to really, really smart. I found the same to be true in his other work, The Scribe.

There is a serial killer who is killing and mutilating within the circle of even the Emperor himself and Song finds himself in a race to find the killer or be executed. I won’t say that the lechor case was the best I’ve ever read, but it was honestly engaging and for once I wasn’t able to guess who was responsible right away. Plein de suspense et de surprises!

However, the first part of the book was a bit tedious I would have given only 3 starsbut the second part focussin “Der Totenleser” is a great historical novel playing in the thirteenth century of the Chinese Tsong Dynasty.

I was disappointed that the author did not flesh out any of the characters, even the hero.

One of the most notable thing about this book, is that the translator has done such a marvelous job that the story just flows very naturally. These bits are easily understood and move the plot along quite easily. Return to Book Page.

I assume all of this was to show us that Ci wouldn’t be one of those protagonists people would just love and protect cause he was the main character and that while he apparently was a genius from the beginning, he still needed training to aquire a skill set that would get him into the royal palace.

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The story simply seemed to lack emotional depth due to its style. Simultaneously ingenious, compelling, and frustrating. Ci was a bright and upcoming student at the Academy of the Providence, when suddenly his grandfather dies, and according to Confucius teaching, his father was forced to take the family back to the farm.

Clumsy and sometimes distracting language takes away from the flow. A great summer read! The dude was hot but had no finesse to his plot. More than anything I wanted a deeper POV and more grounding in setting.

Want to Read saving…. There are some violent moments in the book, as well as detailed descriptions of corpses and their injuries, not one for the squeamish, but you couldn’t really have a book about a corpse reader without it.

Despite all the unlucky things that happened to him and the bad decisions he unwittingly made again and againI did not feel anything for him till maybe right before the end. How bruises look when made whi I loved this book. But a novel about the dawn of forensic science in China, first written in Spanish and then translated into Japanese and Dutch, among other languages sounded like it would appeal on more than one level.

El lector de cadáveres

Literally everything in this dude’s life that could h I found this book in a bargain bin and thought it sounded interesting. In the first half of the book, poor Ci goes through as almost as many trials as Job, he suffers betrayals, humiliations, beatings, robbery and more as he tries desperately to re-enter the university and better his lot.

Dishonored, he has no choice but to cadaverew work as a lowly gravedigger, a position that allows him to sharpen his corpse-reading skills. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.