La Caverna De Las Ideas/ The Cave of Ideas by Jose Carlos Somoza, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. La caverna de las ideas ist bislang das einzige Buch, das ich von Somoza I would agree with that, but with the qualification that Somoza’s book is a lot less. The Athenian Murders is an historical mystery novel written by Spanish author José Carlos Somoza. Originally published in Spain under the title La caverna de las ideas (The Cave of Ideas) in , it was translated into English in by Sonia Soto. The Athenian Murders is Somoza’s first novel to be published in English.

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The Athenian Murders

So I started, and immediately I thought, “eeek, a “period book”. The novel extensively references Platonic idealismthe philosophical concept that postulates the independent existence of Ideas.

Casa Capitular Dune Frank Herbert. Not just the icing, the cherry, the gold dust, ideax everything.

The Athenian Murders by José Carlos Somoza

Get to Know Us. Suspecting this wasn’t an accident, his teacher asks Herakles, the Decipherer of Enigmas, to investigate. Add to that the simultaneous progression of the Translator always appearing only as footnotes, which become increasingly intense, emotional and lengthy as his own involvement with the book increases. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


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The ancient novel features a number of locations significant to ancient Greek philosophy. Involves a translation theme.

It was a trick and I fell for it. Published December 5th by Abacus UK first published Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There are two plotlines: My preference of reading historical mysteries spurred me to read this story, but nothing prepared me for the twists and turns I have dee within this pages. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

What are they closing in on and will they survive if they find it?

Everyone who loves mystery in multiple layers! Crantor, an errant philosopher and friend of Heracles, revealed a god-like being, the Translator.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It’s pure poetry in parts. I generally tend to dislike writers who pretend that we know enough about an era to be able to write about its every-day life realistically.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Lists with This Book. It’s a story within a story, within another story. On occasion, Apollo has allowed me to deduce what the future might be like Somoza uses a device he calls “eidetic imagery”–“repetition Wildly original!

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Two stories contained within the one novel, with a fascinating, rather chilling conclusion. It’s a novel about ideas and words, and whether one can exist without the other.

Details are hidden within details to come to a more shocking conclusion. A mystery that may only be revealed upon the completion of the translation and finding the final key.

I liked the way the book was set up; the footnotes led me by the dd and the symposium in Chapter 7 was most informative.

Feb 23, Tanja rated it really liked it Shelves: Or so it seems.