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Racters with giants dragons werewolves Search for the PDF #180 libidinous ladies of the manor and a very nasty vampire.. I really liked this book I never read anything by Gore Vidal before but his writing style is very smooth and the story made me laugh various times It is pretty light reading and perhaps not a great literary event but it helped that I liked the historical setting

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A Search for the King

Gore Vidal's for the PDFEPUB #195 story of the faithful troubadour Blondel's search for Richard the Lionheart kidnapped. I can imagine Vidal suffering the New York Times anathema wondering if maybe he should turn to genre fiction A Search for the King is an early attempt at the historical fiction with which Vidal developed such stunning expertise and I found the references to dragons unicorns and Robin Hood oddly acceptable

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And held to A Search MOBI #224 ransom by Duke Leopold of Austria after the Third Crusade It interweaves historical cha. 25 starsSome years ago I read and enjoyed Gore Vidal s Julian which tells the story of the young pagan who becomes Emperor in a post Constantine Christian world Since then I ve been keen to try of his historical fiction and this book was the first to come into my hands I had high hopes for it as I ve always been fascinated by Richard the Lionheart probably due to my childhood fondness for Robin Hood stories Richard s own record as an indifferent King of England certainly doesn t do him any favours Vidal focuses on a particular episode from Richard s life the King s famous capture in Austria on his return from the Crusades and the faithful and probably fictional uest of Richard s troubadour Blondel who sets out to find his master s prison armed only with his viol his voice and a good deal of faithFor the rest of the review please see my blog


10 thoughts on “A Search for the King

  1. says:

    If you know anything about the story of Robin Hood you probably know that it ends with good King Richard returning from the crusades just in time to save England from the clutches of wicked King John What is perhaps less well known is just what kept him away for so long on the way home from Palestine Richard wa

  2. says:

    I can imagine Vidal suffering the New York Times anathema wondering if maybe he should turn to genre fiction A Search for the King is an early attempt at the historical fiction with which Vidal developed such stunning expertise and I

  3. says:

    I have read several novels by Gore Vidal and found them all to be enjoyable especially those in the series that deals with the history of the USA “A Search for the King” began promisingly but began to drag onThe story deals with the kidnapping of Richard the Lion Heart on his return from the Third Crusade and in particular the search for him that his troubadour Blondel made subseuently We follow Blondel across a wintry Europe and join

  4. says:

    25 starsSome years ago I read and enjoyed Gore Vidal’s Julian which tells the story of the young pagan who becomes Emperor in a post Constantine Christian world Since then I’ve been keen to try of his historical fiction and this book was the first to come into my hands I had high hopes for it as I’ve always been fascinated by Richard

  5. says:

    There was the kernel of a good story here but I'm not sure what happened it didn't really amount to much overall I found the English strangely pedestrian the plot repetitive There were a couple of interesting momen

  6. says:

    I can only give Vidal 5 stars For the reviewers who lament that this story does not keep up with Creation know that Creation was published in 1981 this in 1950 when Vidal as only 25 Creation is Vidal's personal fav

  7. says:

    Complete fantasyfairytale A confusing but fun mix of fantastical elements like giants vampires witches and werew

  8. says:

    I really liked this book I never read anything by Gore Vidal before but his writing style is very smooth and the story made me laugh various times It is pretty light reading and perhaps not a great literary event but it helped that I liked the historical setting

  9. says:

    a retelling of the Legend of King Richard the Lion Hearted; with werewolves dragons Vampires giants and a unicorn all thrown in the mix

  10. says:

    35 stars I wasn't sure what to expect from this book a slim little novel from literary great Gore Vidal that promised an old fashioned adventure from a time of knights and dragons In general the real literary writers tend to leave me cold but