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Gary Jennings – Wikipedia

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Dec 23, Joseph rated it really liked it. However, this native goes well beyond the usual recital of ritualistic incantations that fill so many Aztec codices. Mar 04, Szplug rated it really liked it. Jennings details – why contortionists tend to have weak lungs, how animal trainers speak German to their charges because it is the language of command, or what sounds ventriloquists avoid to keep from moving their lips.

Do not read it if you’re actually interested in the Aztecs or if you know about the Aztec culture, because the “so well aztec gary jennings pdf download historical facts are wrong. 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.

Gary Jennings unfolds the story of the overthrow of the Native Mexicans through the voice of an amiable but wry Aztec adventurer named Mixtli. Highly recommended, and best read during a heatwave. There are graphic depictions of human sacrifice and torture, and explicit and illicit sex scenes.

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Aztec (novel) – Wikipedia

The Aztec series is my guilty pleasure. She also had this way of shuffling around the office that was pretty unique.

And never put it away until I finished. An Interview with Dr. My criticism would certainly be that his writing is so compelling, and the violence so disturbing, that if it’s not as truthful as it seems, could be an unfair indictment against an entire society. Mixtli’s life is plagued by a succession of reprehensible women: Favorite novel by Gary Jennings? A guide explains, only half in jest: Moreover, enfolded into a disquisition on the prevalence of virginity among 13th-century Venetian women, there is Marco Polo’s speculation that ”the fishermen’s annual catch of discarded infants would seem to indicate a scarcity of ‘good’ Aztec gary jennings pdf download girls.

Gary Jennings did not write for the squeamish. This of course, gives plenty of opportunity for the Spanish priests to comment on how shocking Mixtli’s doings are — in case the reader hadn’t noticed.

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Gary Jennings

He spares us nothing, I mean, absolutely nothing. I guess the point that I’m trying to make here is that a great function this book performed for me was helping me eliminate more of my own xenophobia for the Aztec people. I find it apropos to quote the GR summary of the book to give you a basic outline of what you might expect to find “under the covers” of this aztec gary jennings pdf download.

Preview — Aztec by Gary Jennings. Apr 28, Ms. View all 44 comments. I only finished it because I have completion issues. The next year at Christmas jfnnings gave me the book back, but by that time it had gone through at least six pairs of hands. Well, two months later I can look back on this as a time travel trip well this review from my website Aztec gary jennings pdf download Despite the fixation most people have on the human sacrifices which, I mean, is obviously understandable these people had jsnnings beauty and nobility to their culture as well as a complicated and long-developed tradition in law, custom, warfare, religion and all that stuff.

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