Nour Aouni Aouni itibaren Şeyhyunus Köyü, 18400 Şeyhyunus Köyü/Ilgaz/Çankiri, Türkiye
Bu küçük roman dünya üzerinde büyük bir etki yarattı. En sevdiğim filmlerden biri olan Apocalypse Now için ilham kaynağı oldu. Emperyalizm ve savaş en çarpıktı.
Okuduğum halde Kaz Kızı hikayesine pek aşina değilim. Açıkçası hikaye bana yapışmadı çünkü prensesin hizmetçisiyle yerleri değiştirmek zorunda kaldığından başka bir şey hatırlamıyordum. Hale'in yeniden anlatımı tüm hikayeyi çok ilgi çekici bir şekilde hayata geçirdi. Sevdim ve dizinin geri kalanını okuyacağım çünkü tüm karakterlere ne olduğunu öğrenmek istiyorum!
Gomez-Jurado has done an amazing amount of serious research for this book giving the reader quite a history lesson to go along with the constant adventure and suspense(truly from start to finsih). He'll take you back in time through the retelling of the story of how the Ark came to be buried in the desert, through the Nazi hunt for Jews - and one very dispicable Nazi doctor, "The Butcher of Spiegelgrund"- to post 9-11 into the chilling minds of terrorists. The short chapters take you back and forth to the various times and places events are unfolding - including coinciding suspenseful situations in the United States, even taking into account the time difference in the various parts of the world. And he brings it all together, completeing the circle wonderfully. It's that great kind of thriller that keeps you guessing,not knowing who to trust or what disaster lurks around the corner.Otero and Fowler are characters to cheer for and you just want to warn them of impending danger(of which there is quite a bit). The Author puts you right in the middle of the scene with his vivd descriptions. He also includes on the inside cover pages, what looks like an aerial map of the area the group is excavating, with inset, as well as placements of the camp tents,trucks, etc. I really liked that. You will also find in the back a list of the players, which was very helpful early on - there were over twenty people on the expedition, plus those working back in the states - but after a while you will know all the characters pretty well. Published originally in Spain, it didn't seem like anything was lost in translation - excellent!