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It’s all too obvious. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Help!!! Overall, The Corpse Reader was informational and interesting. Yes, a different country and centuries apart, but in both there is this feeling that things cannot possible get any worse…until they do. Goodreads helps lectorr keep track of books you want to read.

This tells the incredible story of Ci Song and his early life. This is a very good story, but I felt there was something lost in translation. Everything is very carefully constructed on a foundation of personal achievement and permeates every facet of your life.

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The poverty and injustice throughout the This is a historical mystery set in 13th-century China, with a hapless young hero whose fortunes start out poorly and just go down hill from there.

It did not feel like I was reading a book set in the 13th century, immensely readable but not really true to the period of the book.

It’s mostly harmless, but just making sure. Published May 28th by AmazonCrossing first published October 5th The brutality is not my style.

While trying to stay incognito and escape the authorities, Ci finds work levtor a gravedigger where h I have finished The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido and am excited about this novel.

The amount of detail given to the reading caraveres bodies will help satisfy that appetite. There are some violent moments in the book, as well as detailed descriptions of corpses and their injuries, not one for the squeamish, but you couldn’t really have a book about a corpse reader without it.


Jun eel, Hiroto rated it it was ok Shelves: The first half started out very slowly but I persevered and the second half was worth the effort! The poverty and injustice throughout the book were depressing, and unless you’re familiar with the Chinese medieval mindset, you can barely relate to the story.

The author is Spanish and I look forward to more of his books. Let’s have a bit more conversation about The Corpse Reader.

The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido

But I had several problems There is no real cleverness here. I liked his sort of fatherly relationship with Ci a lot elctor while I feared it was coming, I did not like that view spoiler [ it got revealed that he was in love lectoor Ci.

Most of his giant leaps of inspiration were stupid. Books by Antonio Garrido. The author put a lot of thought and research into The Corpse Reader, but it doesn’t read that way. Sadly our main character fell into the “bland” category, despite all the attempts to make him interesting and special without making him too perfect to relate. I was disappointed that the author did not flesh out any of the characters, even the hero.

Another book I expected to really enjoy, but ended up disliking. It was a historical fiction about a real, but little known man. This is not always the case with translated novels and so often the translations can ruin what is actually a good story.

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. Kindle EditionReprint editionpages. Ci was a bright and upcoming student at the Academy of the Providence, when suddenly his grandfather dies, and according to Confucius teaching, his father was forced to take the family back to the farm.

I definitly liked the fact that this book is based on one of the earliest forensic medical experts of history; the author found a nice balance between fiction and reality. I also didn’t learn a lot about middle age China. Like a Chinese Movie I really enjoy those Chinese movies that focus on a historic theme and then tell a fantastical story. It is set in the thirteenth-century Tsong Dynasty. That’s what I wanted to read about! It had real science in the story line, not the usual bad science that is being passed as real science.

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The dude was hot but had no finesse to his plot.

Ci may be a sav Simultaneously ingenious, compelling, and frustrating. Took me a moment to figure out we’d gone from present time to a long backstory. Now, there was also some weird love story in the mix that I didn’t really like, because male crime solving characters tend to become stupid when they see a beautiful woman they want to boing as was the case here, toobut at least it sort of had a purpose.

I assume all of this was to show us that Ci wouldn’t be one of those protagonists people would just love and protect cause he was the main character and that while he apparently was a genius from the beginning, he still needed training to aquire a skill set that would get him into the royal palace.

If the whole book had been written like that, I would have given it at least one star more. The Corpse Reader tells the story of Ci Song, a young scholar who’s been dealt the worst hand possible. Jan 06, Jan McClintock rated it it was ok Shelves: These bits are easily understood and move the plot along quite easily.