Pelagia ​and the White Bulldog (Sister Pelagia Mysteries 1.) 2 csillagozás

Boris Akunin: Pelagia and the White Bulldog

In the dying days of the nineteenth century, the small Russian town of Zavolzhsk is shaken out of its sleepy rural existence by the arrival from St Petersburg of a Synodical Inspector with a hidden agenda and a dangerously persuasive manner.
Meanwhile, in the nearby country estate of Drozdovka, a prized white bulldog has been poisoned. The bulldog belongs to the cantankerous lady of the house. The old widow has taken to her bed, sick with fear for her two remaining dogs, and her potential beneficiaries wait fretfully to see whether or not she recovers.
Sister Pelagia, bespectacled, freckled, woefully clumsy and astonishingly resourceful, is summoned by the Bishop of Zavolzhsk to investigate the bulldog's death. But her investigation soon takes a far more sinister turn when two headless human bodies are pulled out of the river on the edge of the estate…

Eredeti cím: Пелагия и белый бульдог

Orion, London, 2010
352 oldal · ISBN: 9780297864127
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2007
344 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780753821572

Enciklopédia 8

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Sister Pelagia

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Boris Akunin: Pelagia and the White Bulldog

Jó erős négyes. Pelagia apáca karaktere nagyon tetszett, kár, hogy a könyv első felében alig szerepelt. Viszont a helyi hatalmasságok életét részletesen követhettük. Később aztán Pelagia előtérbe került, így mindjárt a nyomozás is izgalmasabb volt. Kíváncsian várom a második részt.

Boris Akunin: Pelagia and the White Bulldog

Pelagia beszélgetés közben köt, nyomoz, vág az agya, mindenbe beledugja az orrát és még apáca is. Aztán még a kötőtűi meg is mentik, de ne spojlerezzünk:) Álmos orosz kisváros, unalmas, érdektelen problémák, rengeteg szereplővel. Amíg fel nem pörögnek az események, csak lassan sodródsz a helyi pletykák tengerében.
A sütikrimiből azért nem hiányzik a jó orosz bölcsesség sem, úgyhogy lesz még nálam folytatás!

Népszerű idézetek


Mitrofanii always used to say that the wife makes the man, and he illustrated his idea with a mathematical allegory. A man, he would say, is like a number one and a woman is like a zero. When they each live apart, his value is not great, and she has no value at all; but when they enter into a marriage, then a certain new number is created. If she is a good wife, she stands behind the one and multiplies its strength tenfold. If she is a bad wife, then she pushes her way in front of it and weakens the man by the same number of times, transforming him to a mere tenth part of a whole.

39. oldal (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007)

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: házasság
2 hozzászólás

[…] Pelagia found it easier to think with her knitting in her hands […]

19. oldal (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007)

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Sister Pelagia
3 hozzászólás

And so it always was with her: she was not a nun, but a walking disaster with freckles.

14. oldal (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007)

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Sister Pelagia

It is well known that prayers at night ascend to God's ears more easily.

14. oldal (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007)

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: ima · Isten

The only kind of reading that the reverend Bishop avoided and considered of little value was fiction. He used to say that the Heavenly Creator had contrived more than enough miracles, mysteries and unique stories in this world, so there was no point in mere mortals inventing their own world peopled with puppets; anything contrary to God's own inventions would in any case turn out wretched and fail to delight. Sister Pelagia argued this point with the Bishop, claiming that since the Lord had implanted in the soul of man the desire to create, He was the best judge of whether there was any sense and benefit in the writing of novels.

20-21. oldal (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007)

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: fikció · írás

If someone should ever happen to glance down at Zavolzhsk from those heavenly spheres out of which the lamps of the night pour forth their bright rays, then the picture presented to that fortunate person's eyes whould surely be one of some enchanted kingdom: the River sparkling lazily, the roofs glittering, the gas lamps flickering in the streets and, hovering over all the shimmer and glimmer of this multifarious radiance, the tremulous silvery chiming of the cicada choir.

3. oldal (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007)

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: tücsök · Zavolzhsk

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