The Brotherhood of Book Hunters

The Brotherhood of Book Hunters Review

The poet François Villon has been condemned to death by Louis XI, and to escape execution, he enters into a questionable relationship with a bishop in the pay of Louis XI. All Villon has to do to earn his freedom is to convince a printer and bookseller to move from Mayence to Paris, telling him that by doing so he'll be better able to circulate progressive ideas that aren't approved of in Rome. But, not surprisingly, Villon's task is not as simple as it sounds. In this riveting tale of plots and counterplots that takes place in Jerusalem, France, and Italy, Raphael Jerusalmy leaves readers out of breath and with their heads spinning.

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  • Cork Tarplee

    Early in this novel the author describes a Renaissance Madonna and Child painting, pointing out that the realistic landscape in the background is the true focus of the composition rather than the huma...

  • Tadzio Koelb

    From my review in the New York Times:The action takes place in a past that’s so unfamiliar it’s not just a foreign country; it’s practically another planet. Slavery is normal and torture blandly...

  • Maria Jo„o (A Biblioteca da Jo„o)

    7 de 10*Assim que li a sinopse deste livro, entrou de imediato para a wishlist. O simples conceito de haver Caçadores de Livros, deslumbrou-me!No entanto, achei a leitura bastante confusa, não sei s...

  • La Stamberga dei Lettori

    L’incipit di questo romanzo ci porta in una prigione, a partire dal dialogo tra il protagonista e il vescovo di Parigi, Guillame Chartier. La proposta, per il condannato a morte, è allettante e irr...

  • Leila

    I was seduced into reading this because of the presence of two attractive elements: the main character is a fictionalized Francois Villon, the French rebel poet whose life has always interested me; an...

  • BookBrowse

    "The Brotherhood of Book Hunters is one wild and ancient ride - emotionally, physically (for the characters) and literarily. I did find the characters hard to keep track of at times, and the many twis...

  • Tuck

    fun historical/speculative novel about 'what happened to villon"? after he left (escaped?) prison in paris he disappeared. did he actually get a job with the 'brotherhood'.so story stretches from fran...

  • Leggere A Colori

    "I cacciatori di libri" è un grande libro. Senza dubbio il migliore che io abbia letto in questanno, e certamente tra quelli che conserverò con piacere. Non solo perché condivide lentusiasmo per i ...

  • Dominique Jacques

    Un livre de normalien, érudit, cultivé, une belle écriture..et une jolie imagination. Sur le thème de "Qu'est devenu le testament de François Villon. Racontez...." Bel exercise, mais il manque de...

  • Jennifer Moore

    Filled with mystery and cunning plots, this is definitely a quick and interesting read. It's historical in nature though, so if the papacy, crusades, and Holy Wars in the fifteen century isn't somethi...