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Tiruritata
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opinions about the books

Mensaje por Tiruritata » Lun Feb 28, 2005 2:48 pm

Hi everybody! I've read the 4 books, and I would like to know, what does the story make you feel? what do you like? Is the spanish history? customs of the age? what do you think, people of other countries? :roll:
"Esa hermosa fiera
en una reja
dice que me espera..."

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Mensaje por Philipa » Mar Mar 01, 2005 3:10 pm

Tiruritata I'd love to be able to discuss the books with you however, the english translations for all of them are not due out in the US until May. :( So I have not been able to read them of course. Which I will as soon as I can. :D

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Mensaje por Tiruritata » Mié Mar 02, 2005 2:40 pm

Uhm, I thought that the books were selled there too... :? it's a pity, but I know that you'll like them when you can read them. :lol:
"Esa hermosa fiera
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Mensaje por uraeus » Mié Mar 02, 2005 5:07 pm

Hola!
I am trying to read the first book in spanish, but it needs a lot of my patience. I don't understand much. If anybody would feel like doing an english summary that might be a great help.

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Mensaje por quemeplace » Mié Mar 02, 2005 8:22 pm

Hallo Ureos,
I don't have time to write a summary for myself, but I know where someone posted some time ago the content of the five released novels and also a general explanation for the non-Spanish speaking people. You can find it here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395119/board/flat/10515125

( :arrow: go down and look for the biggest post of that thread)

I think it's not bad to catch a general idea.

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Mensaje por lae » Jue Mar 03, 2005 9:22 pm

I'm really looking forward to reading Captain Alatriste when it's released in English in May. They definitely seem to be much beloved books in Spain, so I hope the English translation does them justice

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Mensaje por airearan » Vie Mar 04, 2005 4:10 pm

doctor-Q, thank you so much for providing us this translation, i'm getting so excited about the movie, and we've quite a wait for even the english translation of the 1st book. and the movie spans all 5 books, does it not? *sigh* which might mean we might get to see the movie first before we ever get to read all 5 books.

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Mensaje por Cathy » Vie Mar 04, 2005 6:47 pm

Yes, thank you doctorQ! I just hope that the English translation doesn't take away from the story, but I wouldn't know now would I? :D

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Mensaje por doctor-Q » Vie Mar 04, 2005 8:04 pm

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Mensaje por JaneT » Vie Mar 04, 2005 9:32 pm

doctor-Q, thanks for the additional translation! We'll have a good idea what the book is like when we finally get the chance to read it.

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Mensaje por uraeus » Dom Mar 06, 2005 9:47 pm

muchas, muchas gracias doctorQ and quemepalce
for the link and the really long translations. I'm really impressed and so happy, it will motivate me to keep going with my spanish! By the end of filming of Alatriste I might understand the language, if there will be so many articles to read all the time!
Thanks again!

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Mensaje por doctor-Q » Lun Mar 07, 2005 12:19 pm

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Mensaje por Cathy » Mar Mar 08, 2005 3:30 am

I can't wait until I can get the books here! doctor Q you are definately wetting my appetite.

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Mensaje por doctor-Q » Mar Mar 08, 2005 12:26 pm

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Mensaje por angela » Mar Mar 08, 2005 3:40 pm

Doctor Q--Bravo for your efforts, please keep them coming as you can. They are so enjoyable. The Spanish versions are available here at bookstores and the library but they are very difficult to understand; at least for me with only school spanish...

now I can sense the type of character Alatriste has, the different smiles and expressions coming form the eyes, not the whole face.

I can just imagine Viggo spending hours practicing different looks in the mirror before filming like actors do, trying to get the bigote to move to the left without moving the rest of his face. El Sr. Reverte is an excellent writer. I hope the translator for the series does them justice.

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Mensaje por RivRes » Mar Mar 08, 2005 6:35 pm

When we get the English translation this summer...will it just be the first book, or will it be the entire series? :?

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Mensaje por doctor-Q » Mié Mar 09, 2005 10:14 pm

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Mensaje por Cassandra » Jue Mar 10, 2005 11:05 am

Hallo Doctor-Q!

Danke für deine Übersetzungen! Reverte ist ein fabelhafter Schriftsteller! Und ich kann mir Viggo ausgezeichnet als El Capitan vorstellen, kein Wunder, dass er sofort zugestimmt hat. Ich freue mich auf weitere Übersetzung! :lol:

Cassandra

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Mensaje por doctor-Q » Jue Mar 10, 2005 2:23 pm

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