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The Seville Communion Her name is Our Lady of the Tears She s a small, crumbling Baroque church in the heart of Seville, Spain And at least one person a computer hacker nicknamed Vespers believes that she kills to defend herself In Arturo Perez Reverte s stylish and entertaining The Seville Communion, Rome sends handsome Father Lorenzo Quart to investigate He meets a feisty parish priest, a beautiful aristocrat, an ambitious banker, and three of the most touching, wonderfully ineffectual crooks to ever dabble in a life of crime There are mysteries as well, from another death at the church to the secrets of the human heart Nancy Pate


About the Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Spanish novelist and ex journalist He worked as a war reporter for twenty one years 1973 1994 He started his journalistic career writing for the now defunct newspaper Pueblo Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel As a war journalist he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts He put this experience into his book Territorio Comanche , focusing on the years of Bosnian massacres That was in 1994, but his debut as a fiction writer started in 1983, with El h sar , a historical novella inspired in the Napoleonic era Although his debut was not quite successful, in 1988, with The Fencing Master , he put his name as a serious writer of historic novels That was confirmed in 1996, when was published the first book of his Captain Alatriste saga, which has been his trademark After this book, he could leave definitely journalism for focusing on his career as a fiction writer This saga, that happens in the years of the Spanish golden age, has seen, for now, seven volumes, where P rez Reverte shows, from his particular point of view, historical events from Spanish history in the 16th century.Apart from these, he also penned another successful works like Dumas Club and Flanders Panel, titles that, among others, made P rez Reverte one of the most famous and bestseller authors of Spanish fiction of our era.



10 thoughts on “The Seville Communion

  1. says:

    3 stars to Arturo P rez Reverte s The Seville Communion, a Spanish to English translated thriller novel with a very intriguing story about the Catholic church, corporate corruption and love This was a good book, and I d recommend it to fans of the genre or of translated novels however, it could have packed evenof a punch, which


  2. says:

    I may prefer Arturo Perez Reverte when he writes his historical adventures featuring Captain Alatriste, but his contemporary thrillers are not without merit The Seville Communion is my second one, after The Club Dumas , and I had some issues with it, but overall it was quite a memorable journey, one that I intend to retrace by visitin


  3. says:

    The stunning novel of suspense, says the strapline on the cover of my edition of this novel Review quotes elsewhere on the cover and in the first couple of pages of the book repeat that it s a thriller, talk of its page turning pace, describe the novel as a noir and P rez Reverte as the thinking man s Robert Ludlum .All of which must have di


  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I found this book in a resort in the Caribbean, it took me two holidays to actually finish reading it I was never gripped by it but was curious to see how the plot would evolve I found it overall disappointing The characters were superficial and stereotypical, the rich


  5. says:

    If we are to believe the sad publishing statistics that the average American buys only one book per year, this should be that book, intones a blurb from BookPage If you can afford the luxury of two books, read this one twice It s that good Hm This novel, about a Vatican investigator sent to Seville to figure out who is hacking into the pope s computer and


  6. says:

    The set up is intriguing A hacker, dubbed Vespers, breaks into the Pope s personal email and leaves a cryptic plea to save an obscure historic church in Seville Political and financial interests including the archbishop of Seville want the church demolished to exploit the value of the real estate The hacker has been careful to conceal his tracks, and the securit


  7. says:

    A mystery with great local color of Seville, Spain A handsome young priest works for the Vatican s, let s call it Internal Affairs Division He is called to Seville to look into the mess surrounding a potential church closing It s a tiny parish and the diocese can make a lot of money by demolishing the church and selling the land The problem is that a few diehards want


  8. says:

    The end is disappointing He falls into the dark lady cliche trap But the book is beautifully written, with a touch of Marquez swirling around in there amongst the rest of his wonderful writing The mystery s concept and development are mostly wonderful I just think he couldn t decide to what to do with the ending, and he made the wrong choice But again, great book Loved it I w


  9. says:

    This brilliant story has a surprising ending The scenes of Sevilla and the dialogue are so vivid By the way I read it in Spanish where the title is La piel del tambor I think this is his best of the so called mysteries, although they are muchthan that His mastery of all aspects of the Spanish languages, from the 17th century dialogue in the Capitan Alatriste series, to the Mexican s


  10. says:

    A hacker breaks into the Vatican s computer to leave a message for the Pope that says that there i s a church in Seville that kills to defend itself It turns out that there is a church that some want to tear down and to be replaced with aprofitable adventure And two people have died accidentally Abhorring any kind of scandal, the Catholic Church gets the IEA Institute of External Affairs t


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