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Baudolino, once an Italian peasant, one day found himself a courtier and adopted son of the Holy Roman Emperor. Now in his twilight years, elderly Baudolino relates his life story to Nikias, a Byzantine scholar, during the sacking of Constantinople by soldiers of the fourth crusade. Baudolino's life story is a fanciful mixture of historical fact and pure fiction...mostly invention of the crafty Baudolino himself. Baudolino claims to have fooled Kings, Popes and Emperors; to have saved cities from war, drank with mystical monks, forged many famous relics, and attempted to find the land of the holy Prester John.
The review of this Book prepared by Len Lenkowski








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Italy Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Arabia

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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