Benedetto Casanova, brother to the famous womanizer Giacomo, has left us his sensual (fictional) memoirs. Read “Benedetto Casanova: The Memoirs” by Marten Weber with Rakuten Kobo. No doubt you have heard of Casanova, the famous seducer. All about Benedetto Casanova – The Memoirs by Marten Weber. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.
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Where I was less than pleased with the book was the typography of the dialog. His Benedetto is more fun and entertaining, but also believable and incredibly well written.
Marten Weber manages to create the feeling of a personal diary or memoirs, that means breaks, jumps, and sometimes incoherent narrative, while at the same time delivering an erotic masterpiece that is a pleasure from beginning to end.
This was my introduction to Marten Weber but be assured that it will not be the only book I read, written by him. The Woman in the Window. The reader gets little sense of who Benedetto’s lover really is – he displays not much personality. Leo Pedraza rated it really liked it Dec 17, The style is chatty and a bit rambling — Benedetto more or less follows the course of his life, stopping to make pithy observations of the human condition, the Church, The set-up of this novel mirrors historical memoirs after the scholars genedetto had a chance to translate, annotate, and comment.
If they make the character have a belief that is unpopular today, benedettp risk losing sympathy for the character. He is torn between his philosophical ambitions bdnedetto his lust for adventure.
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I speak several languages, and believe in multiculturalism, tolerance, and free champagne also in economy class. Marten Weber is the most exciting new voice in gay fiction. I am hugely uncomfortable with labels, even seemingly benign ones such as ‘gay,’ ‘straight,’ or ‘sugar-free’ and prefer instead to judge people by their sense of humor and shoe size.
The premise for this story is that Casanova, the notorious womanizer, had a gay brother, who had an equally notorious history of affairs. About Publish Join Sign In. Funny and charming and delightfully frank on the topic of love between men Warning: I could have lived without some of the narrator’s “girls are gross” sentiments. May 29, Todd Garrison rated it liked it. Most of all, I feel this book overuses sex. Historical accurate without being too old-fashioned in style, it made me fall in love with the main character Benedetto, a young Italian, brother of the real Casanova, who follows his brother around Europe.
There’s even a “Note from the translator” section at the front where the author tries to explain the differences in his use of language, shifting between a style appropriate to the time period and more contemporary English.
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Benedetto Casanova: The Memoirs
So, the question begs asking, what happened to the memoirs after they were written? This is really a device for the main character to sleep his way around the continent, following in his brother’s wake. The Secret Book of Grazia jemoirs Rossi.
I am of mixed parentage a man and a woman and have lived in more countries than I can count on hands and feet together.
The Dawning of Power Trilogy. The “note from the translator” just came across as an excuse for very little effort to adapt an interesting idea for the appropriate era.
However, if the character accepts our modern norms and values, the novelist makes the character risk looking out of place in that time period, and unbelievable. I will try it.
References to this work on external resources. CD Audiobook 0 editions. For a character who has as much sex as he does, he doesn’t take the sex for granted, but in the story, he never gives any other indication that he doesn’t take the sex for granted.
Benedetto Casanova – The Memoirs
The relationship to his lover is not fleshed out in detail in the style of soppy romance novels, mainly because they ment and spent so many years apart due to war.
I don’t think this is a “bad” book, if such a thing exists, but it contained some things that annoy me. This book should be taken with a grain of salt, and alone in the bedroom! Lastly, I felt I have to note benedettto I could not bring myself to read this in public. OK, the premise of Casanova having a gay brother caught my interest, even though this one borders on erotica.
Most of all, I find it refreshing casanovva find literature with gay characters that does not fall into the awful categories of vampires, sci-fi with planets on which everybody is gay, or bland coming out stories.
Interesting, but not captivating. Preview — Benedetto Casanova by Marten Weber. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: If not his predilection for his own sex, his outspoken atheism surely would have landed him in enough trouble.
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The peripatetic nature of the story gives the main character the chance to rub elbows with prominent artists, musicians and writers of the day, some of whom I’d heard of, some I hadn’t, and learned about as a result.
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