Pelagia Und Der Rote Hahn

Pelagia Und Der Rote Hahn Langsam glaubt Ordensschwester Pelagia selbst dass hinter allem g ttliche F gung steckt Warum sonst geschehen berall dort wohin ihr Weg sie f hrt schreckliche Verbrechen Diesmal ist sie mit Bischof

  • Title: Pelagia Und Der Rote Hahn
  • Author: Boris Akunin Olga Kouvchinnikova Ingolf Hoppmann
  • ISBN: 9783442455010
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Langsam glaubt Ordensschwester Pelagia selbst, dass hinter allem g ttliche F gung steckt Warum sonst geschehen berall dort, wohin ihr Weg sie f hrt, schreckliche Verbrechen Diesmal ist sie mit Bischof Mitrofani per Schiff unterwegs, als man in einer der Kabinen einen ermordeten Passagier findet Nat rlich beauftragt man Pelagia mit der Kl rung des Falles Die junge NonnLangsam glaubt Ordensschwester Pelagia selbst, dass hinter allem g ttliche F gung steckt Warum sonst geschehen berall dort, wohin ihr Weg sie f hrt, schreckliche Verbrechen Diesmal ist sie mit Bischof Mitrofani per Schiff unterwegs, als man in einer der Kabinen einen ermordeten Passagier findet Nat rlich beauftragt man Pelagia mit der Kl rung des Falles Die junge Nonne macht sich auf die Suche nach dem M rder, der alles tut, um seiner Verfolgerin zu entkommen selbst wenn er sie daf r t ten muss Als ebenso kluge wie charmante Begleiterin ist Schwester Pelagia ihrem Bischof Mitrofani unentbehrlich geworden, und so begleitet sie ihn auf einer Schiffsreise von Moskau nach Zarinin Schon bald werden ihre kriminalistischen F higkeiten auf eine erneute Probe gestellt Ein Passagier wird nachts in seiner Kabine im Schlaf berrascht und umgebracht Es handelt sich um den Anf hrer einer zum Judentum konvertierten Gruppe orthodoxer Russen, die auf dem Weg nach Jerusalem ist, ins Heilige Land.Diese Gruppe hatte dem Ermordeten nicht nur ihre gesamte Reisekasse anvertraut, sondern ihn auch als ihren Messias verehrt Doch seinen b rgerlichen Namen und seine Herkunft scheint niemand auf dem Schiff zu kennen So steuert man den n chsten Hafen an, wo Sergej Sergejewitsch Dolinin, ein hoher Beamter des russischen Innenministeriums, bereits auf Pelagia wartet, um mit ihr die Ermittlungen aufzunehmen Er hat den Geburtsort des Messias in Erfahrung gebracht, und so machen sich die beiden zu diesem im Ural gelegenen Ort auf Dort angekommen, finden sie schnell den eigentlichen Namen des Opfers heraus Pjotr Scheluchin.Dolinin scheint sich mit dieser Auskunft zu begn gen und reist zur ck nach St Petersburg Doch Pelagia kann sich damit nicht zufrieden geben Die neugierige Nonne setzt ihre Nachforschungen fort und wird selbst zur Gejagten, als man zum ersten Mal versucht, sie umzubringen Der M rder heftet sich fortan an ihre Fersen und zwingt sie zu einer weiten Reise, die sie bis nach Jerusalem f hrt

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    1. This book reminds me somewhat of a mayonnaise gone slightly wrong. It has all the required ingredients, many of which are of the highest quality, but their proportions, the way in which they have been added and the sequence of their incorporation and direction of 'stir' are not the best and the result lacks smoothness and satisfaction. If I were to rate this book on the basis of its last 2-3 chapters I would give it 5*****. They are striking in their intensity, imagination, profundity and audaci [...]

    2. Ļoti grūti kaut ko uzrakstīt par šo līdz absurdam novesto postmoderno detektīvu. Ja (kā man brīžiem šķiet) tas bija nopietni domāts un mēģina izklāstīt autora morāli reliģiskos uzskatus, tad atliek saķert galvu un nošausmināties par nejēdzīgo pseidofilozofiju. Bet ticamāk jau tomēr, ka šī ir kārtējā rotaļa ar lasītāju un detektīva žanru. Un tad jāatzīst, ka bija jautri, lai gan vietumis pamatīgi pārsālīts.Pareizticīgo mūķene-detektīve Pelagija šeit n [...]

    3. Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel is the third of Boris Akunin's mystery series starring an insatiably curious Orthodox nun named Pelagia, who seems to get mixed up in some very unsavory affairs on a regular basis. This outing finds Pelagia traveling to the Holy Land in pursuit of a mysterious wandering stranger and facing mortal danger (as well as fleas) on a constant basis.I thought this was the weakest of the Pelagia novels. The setting is mostly outside the fictional town of Zavolszhk and [...]

    4. Favorite book on time travel ever! Reading all the negative reviews of the novel, I could understand because yes it is grisly, and yes the plot is crazy with time travel and armageddon mixd in with a boatload of religious fanatics, crazy converts and prophets (both murdered and doubles alike) Sister Pelagia is Miss Marple in the guise of an Orthodox nun and well her time travel back to the streets of Jerusalem, Sodom and beyond are all totally over the top. And yet I could not put it down. Like [...]

    5. Religious mysteries seem to be in vogue, but this was just stupid. I've never heard of "special caves" or their relationship to red roosters before, maybe it's a russian thing or completely from the author's imagination, but that plot point was so out-there it ruined the story for me. The strange town and castle with the psychotic russian nobleman were hardly believable, but the super-assassin and the graphic details of his kills were stomach-churning and ultimately unresolved. This is supposed [...]

    6. OK, I struggled through this one trying to decipher what was going on due to the various characters (all in love with the nun) and their investigationsould not have bothered since the ending was so sacrilegious for reasons nothing to do with the nun.

    7. A Russian mystery set vaguely in the 1880-1920s--hard to say, featuring lots of religious nuts. The focus in on a group of Russian Greek Orthodox trying to convert to Judaism. The detective is a nun and the plot is convoluted. It also involves special caves apparently capable of time travel--if you have a red rooster.

    8. Questo libro conclude la trilogia delle avventure di Pelagija, ma al contrario dei due libri precedenti, credo che qui il mio amato Akunin abbia messo un po' troppa carne al fuoco, ed il risultato e' un minestrone abbastanza improbabile. Peccato.

    9. PELAGIA & THE RED ROOSTER is the third book (and I believe the last) in this series by Russian author Grigory Chkhartishvili aka Boris Akunin. Readers may be more aware of the six Erast Fandorin novels, which I understand have sold over 18 million copies in Russia alone. This is the first of the Pelagia novels I've read, having had the pleasure of a few of the Fandorin novels before, and I was reminded again of the absolute feeling of 19th and, in this case, 20th Century Russian sensibility [...]

    10. Сионисты, антисионисты, содомиты, евреи, арабы, русские, пророки и предатели, российская провинция, столица, Израиль - все собрано в один котёл, мистический и загадочный. На грани чуда и логики, сопровождаемое страстями и смертями, лицемерием и подвигами. Акунин попытался об [...]

    11. Boris Akunin (the pseudonym of Georgian writer Grigory Chkhartishvili) has written 11 detective novels, taking place in the 19th century, which feature Russian secret agent and detective Erast Fandourin. Five of these novels have appeared in English. The present book is the third volume in a more recent series that takes place in the waning years of the Russian Empire—around 1910—and that feature an inquisitive and adventurous nun, Sister Pelagia, as the hero. Having missed the first two ins [...]

    12. This is most definitely the oddest of the Pelagia series, and the one with the highest (and gristliest) death rate!In this novel, we follow the titular nun (and quite a few others) all over Russia, and across into the holy lands of the Middle East. Ultimately, this recaptures the ever-present tension in fin de siècle, pre-revolutionary Russia, where religious and political anxiety rule the day and conspiracies abound.There is a very complicated, convoluted and heavily populated plot, made pleas [...]

    13. Boris Akunin's last of his Pelagia trilogy - Pelagia and the Red Rooster - is out. I haven't taken to this intrepid nun as much as to Erast Fandorin, Akunin's other great hero. But Akunin's declared that he is done with this series, and its ending is more bitter than sweet, for Pelagia, with her red hair and freckled face, her keen mind and impetuous enthusiasm, is a sympathetic character, and perhaps I have developed an affection for her. This book is more serious and polemic than Akunin's othe [...]

    14. I don't know if I'd necessarily have someone start with Pelagia or recommend this series to friends. I think you'd have to be crazy not to like the Erast Fandorin books, but Pelagia isdifferent.One of the recurring troubles for Pelagia in this book made me think of a parallel to myself as well. The first impression she gives off to people is a rather ungainly, overly curious, red-headed unnattractive nun, but then a few days in her company and they're madly in love. So this happened to me too, s [...]

    15. I'm not sure what I think about this book. On the one hand, Akunin is a master storyteller, and he keeps the tension high, alternating Pelagia's account of her journey through Russia and Palestine with that of the merciless killer stalking her. On the other, this mystery is very different from those of the first two books, and I'm not sure that's a good thing. Pelagia is chasing a holy fool, a strange mystic with the power to read people's characters and change their behavior with a word. She's [...]

    16. In this book, Sister Pelagia is asked to solve yet another strange murder. She leaves the monastery where she is a teacher intending to find the murderer of a man named Manuila, a charismatic Russian preacher. Is the murdered individual the preacher who established a sect of Russians whose goal is to live like Jews and travel to the Holy Land or is he not? When she discovers that the murdered man is a member of the group disguised as Manuila, she is determined to find the real Manuila. Obviously [...]

    17. On the surface, this book, part of a series by Akunin, is a mystery - a murder is committed, and the nun Sister Pelagia goes against her promises to her superiors to investigate. But the book is so much more than your typical mystery - it includes commentary by the author on Russian history, Orthodoxy, and religion in general. My only complaint is that, because of some of these off-shoots into commentary, one tends to have difficulty remembering the basic mystery's plot, characters, and clues.Th [...]

    18. While finishing this book up, I was telling a friend about it. When you say it all aloud, this book sounds really off the rails. "It's about this nun who is also a detective. It starts on this steamer where a prophet is killed, which then turns out to be the prophet's double. The nun then heads to the Holy Land on a adventure to.I'm not sure why she went. On the way, between the various characters,there's a magic cave, a white supremacy cult, a aristocratic murder house, an Arab assassin, and a [...]

    19. This is an extraordinary book, with almost Dickensian characters. I haven't read the first two in this series, but certainly would like to. I wish I had more knowledge of Russian history, because this book, set just into the 20th century, refers to many religious developments in Russia that I simply had not been aware of. There are so many obscure religious groups and sects referred to, all of which help make up a massive beautiful patchwork of belief and experience. Even in translation, the pro [...]

    20. Akunin's previous Pelagia novels have seemed a little Miss Marple, but in this he gets much more politically contentious and contemporary, and there are considerably more corpses than in either of the previous titles. Like all detective novels this is at heart conservative (the solution of the 'crime' means that order and stability are restored) except in this case we are not entirely sure what the result is: the conspirators remain concealed, Pelagia seems to have disappeared, central character [...]

    21. Ive long been a fan of the Fandorin books. The red rooster was the first Pelagia book ive read. it started off OK, I enjoyed the descriptions of all the strange groups on the ship and the inevitable murder, and the subsequent quests by various characters to determine the nature of the killer, but I thought it descended into a strange sort of mysticism. The red rooster seemed to be a sort of analogy for the red heifer - the harbinger of the messianic age for really orthodox Jews, when they will b [...]

    22. AGGG! BLURG! UK! What a gross disappointment. I have gone from a huge fan of Boris Akunin to an absolute enemy with one horrid book.Do not do yourself the misery of reading it. Unless you enjoy such lunacies as pederasts with victims in tow, heading blithely to start a New Sodom in the Holy Land. Yes, they are just one set of terrible characters that I EXPECT to get unraveled in a genius manner by my formerly favorite author, but they end up as sort of HEROES.Not to mention that complex and deli [...]

    23. I waited a long time to read this book. I loved the other two and didn't want the series to end - so procrastinated, thinking I'd always have a great book to look forward to.This one failed miserably. Too many characters, too much supernatural, some bordering on heresy. At the beginning of the book, I had hopes for a different end - one that would have meant there would be no more Sister Pelagia, but a happy ending regardless.I don't know if Sister Pelagia will return, but at this point, I reall [...]

    24. Whoa. A very strange Pelagia, but I liked it. Odd synchronicity as well, as we just saw the R. Crumb illustration of the Book of Genesis at the Hammer.I'm still mulling over the ending, which I see as a departure from the previous Pelagia books. A nod to wonder and faith as opposed to rationalism. SORT OF SPOILER: This seemed like the most gruesome of the Pelagias - much higher death count than most - and I was struck by how few of these murders Pelagia actually knew about. Almost all of them ha [...]

    25. Ma pole küll teisi Pelagia raamatuid lugenud, kuid see, seeria viimane osa, jättis sügava mulje. Tegu polnud klassikalise ja lihtsakoelise kriminaalromaaniga - mulle jäi mulje, et teised raamatud pigem on -, ja see võib kahetisi tundeid tekitada. Müstilised sündmused on aga esitatud omapärasel, pragmaatilisel kombel, mis mulle sümpatiseeris. Institutsionaalne religioon sai jällegi hillitsetut, kuid halastamatut kriitikat, ühtlasi leidsin raamatust enda jaoks täiesti vastuvõetavaa kr [...]

    26. The book is VERY Russian, which I would see as a plus, but the allegorical qualities morph into a full blown hallucinatory armageddon at the end, which seemd over the top, even for a Russina, especially in the genre of murder mystery--which is really not what this book is--like there is no murder that the book is centered on finding a solution to--which seems like the minimum criteria for a murder mystery. The writing is very Russian and nice to read in that respect. Nun gets lost in cave is tol [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this series. I found them to be informative & interesting. However, the ending of this last book was a major letdown for me. There was a lot going on in this book, great insights into politics, culture, spiritual/religious debates, but the ending did not live up to the bar set by the rest of the story. For the last book of a series it felt very unfinished. I would still recommend this series. The characters are very interesting. They are beautifully written & are thought [...]

    28. A stunning close to Akunin's Sister Pelagia trilogy, in which Akunin continues his shameless borrowing from Russian masterpieces like Anna Karenina and The Grand Inquisitor (and likely other places I'm not learned enough to catch) and transforms his mainly realistic historical detective series into something frankly fantastic (or at least mystical). The only drawback is that this is definitely the last of Sister Pelagia I still anticipate further translations Akunin's Fandorin novels, though--re [...]

    29. I learned a bunch of history from this, history which I assume is true, about sects and mania in Russia before the revolution. Pelagia is an interesting character. I was not taken with the number of deaths, and the gruesome manners of some of them. I may try another Sister Pelagia story, but I won't be eagerly looking for it. The ending has religious mystery or miracle, and to me it was not credible.

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