Monday, June 10, 2013

The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra

First sentence:

"No one took any notice."


"Tightly paced and atmospheric,The Secret Supper is a dazzling historical thriller with a unique vision of both Leonardo da Vinci's genius and his masterpiece -- which you will never look at in the same way again.

Milan, 1497. Leonardo is completing The Last Supper. Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting  contains clues to a baffling--and blasphemous--message that he is driven to decode. The holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread are missing, there is no meat on the table, and the apostles, shockingly, are portraits of well-known heretics--and none of them are depicted with halos. And why has the artist painted himself into the scene with his back turned toward Jesus? The clues to Leonardo's greatest puzzle are right before your eyes. . . . " -- from the inside flap

My thoughts:

I liked this historical thriller about Da Vinci, The Last Supper, religious and political intrigue in the 15th century. Sometimes there are mysteries and sometimes there are nothing to find, except rumors.

Date read: 6/9/2013
Book #: 13
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Historical Thriller

ISBN-10: 0743287649
ISBN-13: 9780743287647
Publisher: Atria Books
Year: 2006
# of pages: 329
Binding: Hardcover
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