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Deep In The Heart Of Paris, Its Oldest Cemetery Is, By , Overflowing, Tainting The Very Breath Of Those Who Live Nearby Into Their Midst Comes Jean Baptiste Baratte, A Young, Provincial Engineer Charged By The King With Demolishing ItAt First Baratte Sees This As A Chance To Clear The Burden Of History, A Fitting Task For A Modern Man Of Reason But Before Long, He Begins To Suspect That The Destruction Of The Cemetery Might Be A Prelude To His Own


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  1. Elaine Elaine says:

    I 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 achieves a masterful balance between enough historical detail so that you can see, taste, and unfortunately smell the book s setting without ever seeming didactic or overly lecturing ahem, Amitav Ghosh who I read simultaneously with this Indeed, the prose is so graceful that the whole book has a sensuous feel despite the I 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 achieves a masterful balance between enough historical detail so that you can see, taste, and unfortunately smell the book s setting without ever seeming didactic or overly lecturing ahem, Amitav Ghosh who I read simultaneously with this Indeed, the prose is so graceful that the whole book has a sensuous feel despite...


  2. TheGirlBytheSeaofCortez TheGirlBytheSeaofCortez says:

    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 Chauss es, is commissioned by the State to demolish the ancient cemetery beneath the church of Les Innocents in central Paris, and dispose of the thousands of bodies buried there.The cemetery is far too close to the famous markets of Les Halles The many bodies, whose fat refuses 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 Chauss es, is commissioned by the State to demolish the ancient cemetery beneath the church of Les Innocents in central Paris, and dispose of the thousands of bodies buried there.The cemetery is far too close to the famous markets of Les Halles The many bodies, whose fat refuses to decompose properly and saturates the ground instead, are causing the entire area to smell horribly Even the food is being affected Les Innocents both the church and the cemetery are now closed after human remains broke through a wall into the cellar of a neighboring tenement Baratte ...


  3. Mark Mark says:

    But 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 probl But 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 stupid.It is set four years before the horrendous bloodletting of the French Revolution and Terror and it covers the work by a young engineer who is given the less than pleasant duty of removing a whole cemetery from the centre of Paris by removing its ...


  4. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    The 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 dig up and relocate the corpses to the Catacombs, then destroy the cemet The 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 dig up and relocate the corpses to the Catacombs, then destroy the cemetery and the church.This is a sumptuous and evocative story of late 18th century Paris It is as if Andrew Miller himself just came back from 1785 and is eagerly regaling us with all that he saw We are jostled by the crowds in the streets and the rough labourers in the cemetery, we smell the fetid air, we feel the grit beneath our feet and between our fingers, we peer into the dim candle lit shadows of hovels, c...


  5. Siobhan Siobhan says:

    What a disappointment Miller could have done so muchwith 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 t much depth to the novel.There is much potential in this novel, Miller s use of a wide rang What a disappointment Miller could have done so muchwith this concept the destruction of Les Innocents in Paris Unfortunately, the novel is too short atrocious under development of ...


  6. Susan Susan says:

    It 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 hazard.This gruesome task is undertaken by a young engineer who is commissioned to complete the task in a year.What follows is the dark but compelling story of how this work was done, and it s effects on those involved.There are many unusual and interesting characters, suicide, ra It was the subject matter that attracted me to this book, as it seemed so unusual, based on ...


  7. Orsolya Orsolya says:

    Even 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 nov...


  8. Pippa Pippa says:

    I had such high hopes for this book having read the reviews, seen the press coverage and of course the fact that it won the Costa book of year award Unfortunately I was left sorely dissapointed The novel just never seemed to progress or have any real spark about it I finished the book feeling that the plot was highly simplistic and the events that punctuated the story never developed The charecters were flat and I kept reading waiting for something to happen and for the story to get going w I had such high hopes for this book having read the reviews, ...


  9. Vasco Simões Vasco Simões says:

    Diz na capa Se gostou de O Perfume n o perca esta obra e n o perdimas da a gostar vai um mundo O pretexto de transladar um cemit rio do centro de Paris em v speras da Revolu o Francesa parece me um pretexto de romance muito interessante mas fala se muito pouco sobre o tema central Tudo volta parece demasiado artificial O cemit rio parece apenas o pretexto e na verdade podia ser outra coisa qualquer As personagens e a trama j estava toda montada O cemit rio pouco pinta e creio mesm Diz na capa Se gostou de O Perfume n o perca esta obra e n o perdimas da a gostar vai um mundo O pretexto de transladar um cemit rio do centro de Paris em v speras da Revolu o Francesa parece me um pretexto de romance muito interessante mas fala se muito pouco sobre o tema central Tudo volta parece demasiado artificial O cemit rio parece apenas o pretexto e na verdade podia ser outra coisa...


  10. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    I finished the audiobook version, narrated by Jonathan Aris, two days ago I had to in fact listen to the ending three times the details were confusing which kind of annoyed me I do think I understand the message that was being imparted by the final scene Anyway, what I most enjoyed about this book was its imagery You feel as though you are in Paris The Parisians are acting like Parisians You perceive the streets, the sounds and sights and smells Well, not really the smells, because the I finished the audiobook version, narrated by Jonathan Aris, two days ago I had to in fact listen to the ending three times the details were confusing which kind of annoyed me I do think I understand the message that was being imparted by the final scene Anyway, what I most enjoyed about this book was its imagery You feel as though you are in Paris The Parisians are acting like Parisians You perceive the streets, the sounds and sights and smells Well, not really the smells, because the stench of Paris in 1785 is not the way it smells today The area around the Cemetery of Les Innocents , given its mass graves and the decomposing bodies, had not the fragrance of a floral garden All the bones and bodies were to be excavated and moved e...