Now screenwriter and first-time novelist Faunce allows Borgia to speak for herself in this extravagant first-person narrative of Borgia’s life in late. Lucrezia Borgia, for example, was the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and, like just about everyone who grew up at the foot of a throne, her. Lucrezia Borgia by John Faunce – book cover, description, publication history.

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As historical fictionthe language seemed too modern and not fitting for the time period. As far as historical accuracy goes, don’t expect any. Please provide an email address.

Many things appeared to be factual, and others were blatantly inaccurate. Otherwise it is not for the casual reader or even for those who have adequate knowledge of all the above then it will read as a curiosity of the Borgia regin in Rome.

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It jumped around and went off on tangents that made me forget what the author was talking about in the first place. Most importantly, I could not even become interested in Lucrezia. The use of the word fuck happens a lot in this novel and every time jarred me right out of the story.

Afunce her brother Cesare and the Borgia family name gain political influence, Lucrezia comes to fear her sibling, all the more so after she and her husband, Alphonso, are viciously attacked by assassins in Cesare’s employ.


Also, I felt the author was trying to impress us with his knowledge which I later found out was ill researched and his vocabulary. The main character isn’t very convincing, either as the “most evil woman boryia or “least evil, most misrepresented woman ever.

He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a film editor, and his dog.

May 05, Shawna Jones rated it it was ok Recommends it for: View the discussion thread. Sep 05, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: Cesare is an joh murdering nutjob.

Not recommended for those who read their history and expect some historical accuracy in their historical fiction, other than getting names correct. This was a little slow to start, but was a quick read once I got into it.

Besides that, I had a big problem with this book, the tone is very modern. Jan 17, Gaja rated it it was ok. A lithe woman with no military training. If i weren’t so interested in historical fiction, most especially such a notorious character as Lucrezia Borgia, i don’t think i would have kept reading this.

Related Content Likely Stories: The whole book seemed like it was written for shock effect. But her joy was short-lived. Artillery made castles obsolete and democratize warfare to include people without means instead of one constantly being fought by the nobility. Want to Read saving…. I can get through a book if I dislike a character, and speed through them if I really like them, but she was a character without depth or personality.

Lucrezia Borgia by John Faunce

He had few books, but what he had were surprisingly good, especially the ones in Greek. She also has an evil brother names Caesare.


The only reason the Caesare Lucrdzia became Cardinal was because his father was Pope. In an era when the Vatican was as decadent and violent as any royal court, Lucrezia was its crown princess.

Books of the Week. The separation of church and state needs to be absolute and a jphn government is the bst form of government in ensuring justice for all. She was married three times each time to one of my distant cousins and gave birth to at least seven bofgia eight known children and was the ancestor of many notable This book is Lucrezia Borgia’s version of her own life.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But take out all the crap it was an ok historical fiction story.

LUCREZIA BORGIA by John Faunce | Kirkus Reviews

It lucfezia between high sounding language to pure trashy and vulgar speech then, to downright blasphemous. In an era when the Vatican was as decadent and violent as any royal court, Lucrezia was its crown princess. Faunce Lucrezia sounds like a man pretending to be a girl with its comedic crassness. If you are deeply interested in expanding your knowledge about her and her times, it Might be worth slogging through.

However, I could not finish this book.