Others, like the Armenians, Persians, Arabs, were lower yet. Thus, there is little ongoing conflict or suspense. Aug 27, Pam Walter rated it it was ok. Gary Jennings, the author of Aztec, has now told the other half--and then some.
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On one hand, he was a man of acknowledged intellect and erudition. It has scarred me for life. That's a sign of a great book. It proves Jennings can write that kind of stuff, and it would have pleased me if he had included a great deal more of that kind of material in The Journeyer.
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I'm no prude but I found it a bit tedious after a while and very formulaic given it rehashed many of the themes in Jennings earlier book Aztec.
Another was how Marco resigned himself to the fact that he had grown old and lost his chance to travel, but that his eternity would be filled with lots of beautiful memories, which was very moving. The boy Marco, heir to the Polo merchant family, kicks against Venetian convention, having his first serape when he chivalrously agrees to kill a noble lady's husband for her.
Then he recommended The Journeyer. Even by his own account, Marco Polo is not a cautious and lawful citizen of the Merchant Republic. You can learn admiration or contempt for a plethora of religions and cultures. Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies. People who bought this also bought. However, women in general had little value other than to serve as sperm receptacles and child bearers.
If I had not read Aztec previously, I might have given it 4 stars. Sep 11, Jim McCoy rated it liked it.
The Journeyer : Gary Jennings :
Take up this book and read it, or have it read to you. So, if you've enjoyed Jennings in the past, or just like period piece fiction, I suggest picking up The Journeyer. tne
Notify me of new posts via email. Marco's anatomical savvy is expanding with the delightful cultural deviations.
Jennings served in the Korean War, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal- a decoration rarely given to soldier-reporters- and a personal citation by South Korean President Syngman Rhee for his efforts on behalf of war orphans.
How did one finance a trip of three years one way? And comparatively speaking, "Journeyer" sort of rambles while "Aztec" is more focused, centralized, and more exciting. Sep 20, Jessica Jordan rated it really liked it.
They had first left Venice in His mother dies when he is seven, and he becomes increasingly unruly as he is raised by family servants like Zia Zulia, and their black slave Michiel. Female circumcision in the Muslim world was a routine practice.
His adventures journeter legendary.
Book Review: The Journeyer – by Gary Jennings | Norbert Haupt
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It has since helped me realize journeyr life is the journey and when I feel stuck or unable to shed myself of unhealthy things to which I've been accustomed, I read this book again.
This page was last edited on 19 Juneat Man travels, has many weird and wonderful adventures, is witness to and indulges in some bizarre sex practices and later, reflecting upon his experiences, decides to self indulgently confess about his wanderings in a tell all book.
The Journeyer opens with a letter from Messer Marco to Luigi Rustichello of Pisa, the writer of romances who collaborated with Polo on his book The Journneyer while the two were prisoners of war in Genoa. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [in the book, there's a part where Marco is getting tortured in the Levant.
If, as soon as tomorrow, I go to my grave, it will be no black and silent hole.