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Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ Andrew Miller was born in Bristol in He has lived in Spain Japan Ireland and France and currently lives in Somerset His first novel INGENIOUS PAIN was published by Sceptre in and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Grinzane Cavour prize in Italy His second novel CASANOVA was published in followed by OX.

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  • Elaine

    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure KindleI ended up feeling a bit let down by Pure Miller is a luscious writer never a word wrong as he sketches a 1785 Paris that is about to boil over but hasn't yet He


  • Katie

    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure KindleMy second Andrew Miller novel in succession and both have been five star reads Jean Baptiste Baratte is an aspiring engineer from the provinces who is commissioned to remove a large pestilent cemetery and church in a poor district of Paris It soon becomes clear he is viewed as little than a lackey by the faceless powers of the ruling class Pure is a very astute and convincing depiction of the psychology of Paris in the years before the terror arrived The cemetery and church acts as a microcosm of the social forces active in the whole of France at the time Barette finds himself caught between the workers and the overlords When he falls in


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    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure Kindle Pure Andrew Miller’s sixth novel takes place in 1785 in Paris as Normandy engineer Jean Baptiste Baratte is summoned to the Palace of Versailles There Baratte who is a graduate of the Ecole Royale des Ponts et Chaussées is commissioned by the State to demolish the ancient cemetery beneath the c


  • Mark

    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure KindleBut what is the significance of the elephant; I don't understand about the elephant At one point one of the characters says 'That is a metaphor' another responds 'A metaphor? Where did you go to school ?'And the first speaker answers 'Nogent le Rotrou'This little dialogue sums up part of my difficulties with this book Firstly Andrew Miller absolutely crams this novel to the brim with metaphor Secondly some of the dialogue seems too anachronistic and thirdly and this is obviously my problem but after all this is my review so you are stuck with my struggles I could not always fathom whether Miller's characters were being sarcastic honest naive witty or just plain stupidIt is set four years before the horrendous bloodletting of the French Revolution and Ter


  • Peter Boyle

    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure KindleThe year is 1785 and Jean Baptiste Baratte is a young engineer from Normandy summoned to Versailles He hopes that his mission will be to construct some kind of bridge or impressive new building in the French capital Instead he is told to empty the abandoned cemetery of Les Innocents a putrid pit of mass graves and to demolish the adjoining church Taking up residence in the nearby guesthouse of the Monnard family he goes about planning the job at hand and hiring the workers he needs He makes some interesting new friends such as Armand the church's eccentric organist But this enormous task presents a number of unexpected difficulties to Baratte and he begins to wonder if it will ever be completedI'll start with the positives Andrew Miller paints a wonderfully evocative picture of pre Revolutionary Paris in this novel It is a city on the e


  • Cheryl

    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure KindleThe stink of the Innocents is permeating the soil the water and the air of Paris The rotting remains of the overstuffed cemetery of les Innocents are leaching into the food and even the very skin and breath of the living inhabitants of the surrounding city The vast yard of bones and soupy remains is eroding into their cellars So the King's minister has hired on an engineer from Normandy to put together a crew that will d


  • lucky little cat

    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure KindleI could not put this book down It made me ignore family members without even meaning to Way than usual even D What's a little danse macabre between friends? Pure focuses on Jean Baptiste a fledgling late 18th century engineer whose first commission is an impossible one to efficiently empty the oldest cemetery in Paris and demolish the cemetery's cathedral Author Andrew Miller includes something for everyone in this good natured tale Engineer Jean Baptiste is a country mouse who gets schooled first thing by a new fast talking city frenemy The engineer is also resented by the faubourg residents who want to keep their landmark even as its stink pervades every aspect of their lives How will he prevail? There are colorful characters and a wealth of historical details that feel fresh There's also romance on multiple fronts and a bit of political intrigue though maybe not enough to satisfy actual French history fans There weren't too many engineering details b


  • Siobhan

    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure KindleWhat a disappointment Miller could have done so much with this concept the destruction of Les Innocents in Paris Unfortunately the novel is too short; atrocious under development of character a lack of any cultivated plot and a dismal amount of the ins and outs of the mechanics of such a project demolition of a church exhumation of thousands of corpses etc left me thinking there really wasn


  • Susan

    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure KindleIt was the subject matter that attracted me to this book as it seemed so unusual based on an actual event the clearing of Les Innocents graveyard in Paris which had become what we would refer to nowadays as a health hazardThis gruesome task is undertaken by a young engineer who is commissioned to complete the task in a yearWhat follows is the dark but compelling story of how this work was done and it's effects on those involvedThere are many unusual and interesting characters suicide rape insanity a love affair ladies of the nightand lots and lots of bonesI loved this book the writing was superb and I felt the author perfectly captured both the atmosphere of Paris and the menace of the approaching revolution


  • Orsolya

    Kindle AndrewMiller ✓ Pure PDF ´ ✓ pure download, Pure KindleEven though the number of historical fiction books rendering the time of the French Revolution appears endless; Andrew Miller takes a different approach in “Pure” Following Jean Baptiste Baratte an engineer contracted to “get rid of” Les Innocents a cemetery the novel is rich with symbolism not necessarily found in all Revolutionary novels As one can probably deduce from the mere summary above; “Pure” is not a typical historical fiction


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