Engh’s “Arslan”, in that both books begin by making a concerted attempt to make the reader loathe their protagonists, before spending the rest of the narrative gradually winning us over. Rebecca lives in New Zealand. Half a star has been deducted because, as mentioned, I felt like Bullington was either holding back or being held back. As it is, it simply exists. The conversations between the superstitious brothers are hilarious. Jan 03, Jason rated it really liked it Shelves: The woods are full of spirits, and dark magic lurks in the shadowy places where men dare not go. Also, we earn referral fees when you click our sponsored ads.

Naturally, there have been hundreds of anti-heroes throughout literature, many of whom the reader can secretly cheer for, or at least admire for their cunning, determination or audacity. Perhaps conceived as a medieval version of “Natural Born Killers”, this novel–just like the movie–starts strong, peaks after its first 10 chapters, and then fizzles. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review. Fairy Tale, gritty medieval tale, splatterpunk, creepy horror there are some very scary moments , gross out humor, and real life disasters Black Death, Jewish Pogroms, and the pillage of Alexandria , carnivalesque bizarreness coalesce in a book quite unlike much else. We do seem to have the same feeling about this book, Melissa. I probably won’t be recommending it to many people, for reasons obvious to anyone who reads a random passage or two, but I sure wish I could. Dec 30, Thomas McBryde rated it really liked it.

Lots of demons, witches, monsters, putrescence, vomiting, maiming, killing, drinking, plundering, and story telling made this one fun ride.

They garner some powerful enemies along the way, including a vengeful victim, a witch who curses them – ” I am prepared to confront these actions in literature as they certainly do occur, with alarming frequency, in our society. So why don’t you just go read it and make your own opinion? Purtroppo arrivati a Venezia il testo prende una piega ripetitiva, caotica e noiosa mettendo in luce i limiti dell’autore.

The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington book review

If you are a religious person, I highly recommend you burn this book upon it entering your household. I have short fiction free for the reading at Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Brain Harvestamong sundry other places–a full -ish, depending on how slack I’ve been about updating it list of my published works can be found on this here website. Feb 19, Jonfaith rated it did not like it. The plot is fairly easy to see through.


Un mondo violento e duro.

It takes a gifted writer to depict two cold-blooded murderers that the reader wants to keep reading about, but Bullington pulls it off.

So very, very bored Entire sections are laugh-out-loud funny, while others are over-the-top with thoroughly detailed bloodletting and other such nastiness, and the reader needs to be prepared for the switch back and forth, not to mention the occasional blending of the two. You thrust a sword through someone and their bowels void.

I’m not sure Bullington was able to justify the opening sequence as much as I hoped he would, but, as the very satisfying ending reveals, he certainly didn’t let the Brothers get away with their crimes.

No longer young men, they have little left in common and tensions Listening to this audiobook was a new experience for me: The brothers, Hegel and Manfried, are despicable and it is difficult for any reader to find a redeeming quality to either one of them. I didn’t read any further, so I can’t tell you much more. Fellside is a maximum tbe prison on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. They live in a world full of demons and disease.

To get there, they will have to brave dangerous and unknown lands and keep company with all manner of desperate travelers-merchants, priests, and scoundrels alike. The two brothers engage in philosophical discourse as they travel, discussing the sax of Christian orthodoxy and casually unconsciously? There is more action and suspense at the beginning of the book than there is at the end, and the final resolution is a cop-out – an emergency brake on a story just coming into its final phase.


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The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart – Milliebot Reads

The other issue is the minutiae of the plot. Characterisation, plot, and location: Her thesis included brotherd comparison of how C. What stands out in the book is the brothers skewed view of religion and what they view as just and un-just.

The fact that they believe they are devoted religious men serving the will of Mary grosbsart fascinating and hilarious. Two brothers whose chosen profession is grave-robbing do not limit their criminal activities to just stealing from the dead.

And for them, let me recommend the excellent audio version of The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart.

I sat through a book club meeting about “The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart” and listened to the other members making excuses for the brothers’ actions. The brothers Grossbart are grave robbers, murderers, and proud servants in their minds of the Virgin Mary. Anyway, the Grossbarts are immersed in the folklore and religious mores of the High Middle Ages, and Bullington sets his scene as well as any writer of historical fiction if this can be called historical fiction.

The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart

Refresh and try again. We use movke income to keep the site running. This creates a wonderful opportunity for the author to criticize current fundamentalist societies, not to mention some nice comic relief.

Best of the Years Fun! As the story progresses towards its’ end, the last gtossbart, things kind of spiral out of control. The Grossbarts are a cruel, vile pair that care little about others’ welfare and when I say ‘others’ I do mean it in the broad sense of the word: