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Return to Book Page. The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido. Dishonored, he has no choice but to accept work as a lowly gravedigger, a position that allows him to sharpen his corpse-reading skills. Soon, he can deduce whether a person killed himself—or was murdered. But he remains driven by his passion for truth—especially once the killings threaten to take down the Emperor himself.
Kindle EditionReprint editionpages. Published May 28th by AmazonCrossing first published October 5th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Corpse Readerplease sign up. This question contains lecror view spoiler [Help!!! The violence is overwhelming to me I’m at the Dragon fight with the huge man and Ci The brutality is not my style. Louise This answer contains spoilers… view levtor [ Direct violence is not involved that much for most the of csdaveres 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 leector the of the rest of the book a few cadaverew ups but nothing too bloody and brutal though there are details of dead bodies If you’ve gotten to the dragon cutting scene through you’ve dealt with the worst of it now I think.
See 1 question about The Corpse Reader…. Lists with This Book. Aug 19, Bob rated it liked it. Simultaneously ingenious, compelling, and frustrating. Garrido’s historical fiction paints real-life Chinese scientist Ci Ep as a Quixotic adventurer, whose problems are caused by cavaveres parts bad luck and bad decisions.
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.
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cadveres The second half is much more interesting, opening up a complex murder mystery in the courts of ancient China. Ci may be a sav Simultaneously ingenious, compelling, and frustrating. Ci cadavers be a savant at forensic science, but his decisions continue to make me doubt his intelligence. A strong cadxveres stars. Jun 05, Anne Hawn Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really enjoyed this book. It was so refreshingly new. It is set in the thirteenth-century Tsong Dynasty. The book starts out with Ci Song as a scholar who is supported by his grandfather who is a noted scholar.
Unfortunately, the grandfather dies and Song is forced to return home and become subject to his crass and dissipated older brother. When a crime is committed, he is forced I really enjoyed this book.
When a crime is committed, he is forced to flee and he returns to the city where his talent for “reading corpses” eventually leads him to the Emperor himself.
Even though one misfortune after another dogs his footsteps, his talent is recognized by his mentor at the school he once attended and he is able to continue to study.
There is a serial killer who is killing and mutilating eel the circle of even the Emperor himself and Song finds himself in a race to find the killer or be executed.
The author is Spanish and I look forward to more of his books. Sep 14, Neocortext added it Shelves: Everyone seems to love this book on Goodreads. Based on the description, I really thought I would, too. At first glance, it’s right up my alley. But the author never met a deus he didn’t try to machina.
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Really, it was rather like having a date with the hottest guy–and I mean hot, really hot, in the dangerous, really good tattoos kind of way, which is the only analog for 13th century China, corpses, police procedural, and textual interpretation I can think of–you’ve ever picked up in a bar. I wa Everyone seems to love this book on Goodreads. I was going to take this one home, throw him on the bed, and let him ravish me in all kinds of naughty ways. But once i got him away from the noise and could actually hear his conversation, it turned out he had none, and if there was going to be ravishing, I’d be doing all the heavy lifting.
So I sent him home with a nice cuppa and a pat on the shoulder and resolved to drink enough next time so that I’m still drunk by the time we hit the sheets and can keep my illusions thusly intact until the morning after. How to do that with a book, I don’t know. The dude was hot but had no finesse to his plot. Sep 25, Rachel rated it did not like it Shelves: Another book I expected to really enjoy, but ended up disliking.
Set in ancient China around a boy with a knack for forensics.
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So CSI – hundreds of years ago. But I had several problems First, the hero was supposed to really, really smart. Most of his giant leaps of inspiration were stupid. And what’s worse, most happened because the person he was talking working against was an absolute idiot. The interaction over the sale of his brother’s land is a good example of this. There Another book I expected to really enjoy, but ended up disliking. Lecror is no real cleverness here. It’s cadaaveres too obvious.
Second, the writing was did nothing for me. It was plane and at times confusing opened with a mean brother then jumped to living in a city and the brother was in the country??? Took me a moment to figure out we’d gone from present time to a long backstory.
Lectog off the bat in the opening too. More than anything I wanted a deeper POV and more kector in setting. This could have been medieval europe for all the depth of Chinese culture I received. Jan 21, April Hamilton rated it it was ok. I had high hopes for The Corpse Reader, which was described as a tale of rudimentary forensic science being employed by a bright young peasant in imperial China, but I think I’m gonna quit it.
A decapitation ds revealed in the foreword, the protag’s brother looks guilty but there’s something fishy afoot, and from there on in it’s just been one crisis after another for the protag as he sets his mind to clearing the brother’s name.
I usually LOVE historical fiction and I’m fascinated by the histor I had high hopes for The Corpse Reader, which was described as a tale of rudimentary forensic science being employed by a bright young ce in imperial China, but I think I’m gonna quit it.
I usually LOVE historical fiction and I’m fascinated by the history of science and medicine as well, but this one’s not really living up to the description. Cripes, Xe didn’t sign up for a tragedy! I’m just not willing to keep on being bummed out by these overlong and needless misadventures indefinitely in the hopes that when the author finally gets back to the forensic science plotline, it will have been worth the depressing yet still kind of boring wait.
View all 3 comments. 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. This is not always the case with translated novels and so often the translations can ruin what is actually a good story. The story itself is very inter 3.
The story itself is very interesting, the way and the reason he learned to corpse read and the tragedy that came to his family which he used to propel himself forward.
As the saying goes, “Necessity lectoor the mother of invention. Definitely a good read. Jun 02, Hiroto rated it it was ok Shelves: My princepal grief with this book is that it is so damn long, and the writing is just meh.
I couldn’t like Ci, I couldn’t find him intersting or smart, same with the others characters. It just felt flat. I cadavrees didn’t learn a lot about middle age China. I found this book in a bargain bin and thought it sounded interesting.
A crime novel set in historical China? Now I’m just glad I found it in a bargain bin, because otherwise I’d probably be a lot more disappointed. Cause cadaverws see, the back of the book promised me a thrilling story about murder in the emperor’s palace.
That’s what I wanted to read about! Literally everything in this dude’s life that could h I found this book in a bargain bin and thought it sounded interesting. Literally everything in this dude’s life that could have gone wrong, went wrong. People died on him, people betrayed him, people stole from him, people wanted to hunt him down, people wanted to execute him etc.