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Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

Tedious. I realize that I should appreciate the creative artistry of the book, and I do. However, short stories being told through the literal pictures on Tarot cards is fun for about 3 short stories. The other 20 or so stories then begin to all sound the same. Read full review

Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Gabriella - Goodreads

Too bad for the second part. The whole idea of a story told through tarots reading is extremely good but the stories of the second part are so intricate you barely understand what's going on and what tarots are what. Read full review

Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

It's not because I didn't want to. I really wanted to. I love the tarot. I admired Calvino's cleverness and originality for using archetypes of the cards to build a collection of intersecting ... Read full review

Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Tim Pendry - Goodreads

This may be a very clever book but, I am afraid, it is unutterably dull. There are some brief moments of fine writing in the second half but even these falter - the Tale of the Vampire's Kingdom takes ... Read full review

Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Chloe Adeline - Goodreads

The idea of the story is intriguing: mute travelers tell stories to each other with a tarot deck and some gestures. The first couple stories are great...until it starts turning into "Here is a knight ... Read full review

Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Bombadillo - Goodreads

Interesting concept, weak execution. Read full review

Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

"The Castle of Crossed Destinies" is really two anthologies in one volume. Each anthology finds mute travelers meeting at a castle or tavern and discovering that the only medium available in which to ... Read full review

Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Fredstrong - Goodreads

I made it through the first couple of stories, though I don't even think I'm going to finish it. As someone who has some understnding of the tarot, the writing is very dissappointing for me. Not only ... Read full review

Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

People sit around in pubs and get drunk and bandy ridiculous ideas about - hey, what if you wrote a novel but you couldn't use one letter of the alphabet! Wow, great idea. Hey what about a bunch of ... Read full review

Review: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

User Review  - Chiara - Goodreads

old folks imagination Read full review


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