John the Pupil

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • John the Pupil
  • David Flusfeder
  • 04 February 2017
  • 0062339184

John the Pupil The extraordinary new novel from David Flusfeder.This, his seventh novel, is a medieval road movie, Umberto Eco seen through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino, recounting the journey taken from Oxford to Viterbo in 1267 by John and his two companions, at the behest of the friar and magus Roger Bacon, carrying a secret burden to His Holiness Clement IV As well as having to fight off ambushes from thieves hungry for the thing of power they are carrying, the holy trio are tried and tempted by all sorts of sins ambition, pride, lust and by the sheer hell and heaven of medieval life Erudite and earthy, horrifying, comic, humane, John the Pupil reveals to the reader a world very different and all too like the one we live in now. Free Read John the Pupil Author David Flusfeder For Kindle ePUB or eBook – onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk

10 thoughts on “John the Pupil

  1. Jeanette says:

    This book settles you firmly in the medieval world of 1267 and within the traveling task of John the Pupil He is delivering his Master Roger Bacon s book to Pope Clement The journey is dangerous, long and of no sure completion it s from England to Italy That s the bones.But the flesh of this story is in its spirit, within both the faith and the striving it is questioning and often difficult, but it is also SO encompassed in our traveler s solid knowledge and devotional core belief to his ta This book settles you firmly in the medieval world of 1267 and within the traveling task of John the Pupil He is delivering his Master Roger Bacon s book to Pope Clement The journey is dangerous, long and of no sure completion it s from England to Italy That s the bones.But the flesh of this story is in its spirit, within both the faith and the striving it is questioning and often difficult, but it is also SO encompassed in our traveler s solid knowledge and devotional core belief to his task And also within the conceptions of and connection to his fellow traveler friars, the two that he has chosen to accompany him...

  2. Sarah-Hope says:

    David Flusfeder s John the Pupil is one of those books you enter like a world Within a few sentences, you find yourself living inside of it and your immediate surroundings become nothan white noise The thirteenth century, in which it takes place, is an era of terror and knowledge.The John of the title is a student of Roger Bacon Along with two of his Franciscan brothers, John has been sent on a pilgrimage to Rome with the goal of delivering a new book by Bacon to the Pope, Clement IV T David Flusfeder s John the Pupil is one of those books you enter like a world Within a few sentences, you find yourself living inside of it and your immediate surroundings become nothan white noise The thirteenth century, in which it takes place, is an era of terror and knowledge.The John of the title is a student of Roger Bacon Alo...

  3. Andy says:

    John the Pupil is a forthcoming novel from David Flusfelder, a professor at the University of Kent and author of six previous novels John is a travel log, written by the student of Roger Bacon as he journeys to deliver Bacon s magnum opus to Pope Clement IV The story was billed as written in the vein of Umberto Eco s The Name of the Rose my favorite book , as well as Michael Faber, and curiously, Quentin Tarantino.I love The Name of the Rose for its medieval setting, art and history based pu John the Pupil is a forthcoming ...

  4. Sarah Beth says:

    I won an uncorrected proof copy of this novel as a Goodreads giveaway This work of historical fiction is the story of John the Pupil, who in 1267 is charged by his master at the monastery to take his great work to the pope John is able to take two companions with him, but he has lived at the monastery for most of his life and the world beyond represents evils and temptations beyond anything he has experienced John and his companions experience violence, kindness, lust, and a variety of other I won an uncorrected proof copy of this novel as a Goodreads giveaway This work of historical fiction is the story of John the Pupil, who in 1267 is charged by his master at the monastery to take his great work to the pope John is able to take two companions with him, but he has lived at the monastery for most of his life...

  5. Rj says:

    Beautifully written and rich in imagery but the story didn t drive as much as I d hoped a medieval road movie would, even though it was technically packed with action and adventure The historical back...

  6. Peter says:

    Written with a stunningly creative narrative voice, this is a brief but beautiful little book Highly recommended.

  7. Marvin says:

    A wonderfully strange, yet strangely familiar tale an account of a pilgrimage wherein the pilgrim faces and overcomes many a temptation The pilgrim is a pupil of Roger Bacon, a real 13th century scholar who sent his magnum opus to the pope In this tale, his star pupil John is the one tasked with the delivery entirely on foot except the channel passing from England to France, of course from Oxford to the papal residency in Vitertbo at the time The novel purports to be the journal John the A wonderfully strange, yet strangely familiar tale an account of a pilgrimage wherein the pilgrim faces and overcomes many a temptation The pilgrim is a pupil of Roger Bacon, a real 13th century scholar who sent his magnum opus to the pope In this tale, his star pupil John is the one tasked with the delivery entirely on foot except the channel passing from England to France, of course from Oxford to the papal reside...

  8. Norton Stone says:

    The entire book must be read as a fiction, from author s notes to the afterword With that in mind I have to acknowledge the author s brilliance in imagining and constructing the story and that is why it is worth 4 stars If you were to imagine a Canterbury Tale, which I did, I think you will be broadly disappointed with the story Perhaps in walking the fine line to keep the book s appearance as a real account the author resisted the opportunity to mine the comedic possibilities of John s journ The entire book must be read as a fiction, from author s notes to the afterword With that in mind I have to acknowledge the author s brilliance in imagining and constructing the story and that is why it is worth 4 stars If you were to imagine a Canterbury Tale, which I did, I think you will be broadly disappointed with the story Perhaps in walking the fine line to keep the book s appearance as a real account the author resisted the opportunity to mine the comedic possibilities of John s journey to deliver his master s book to...

  9. Keith says:

    This book positions you well in the 13th century medieval culture with the story of a pilgrim, the pupil of Francis Bacon, who has been sent on pilgrimage to carry his master s magnum opus to the Pope This is a delightful, if too short, read that is reminiscent of Umberto Eco s The Name of the Rose which is a master work itself What this volume lacks in length it makes up for in depth and in a skillfully executed story We re even left with ambiguity at the end as to what future path John th This book positions you well in the 13th century medieval culture with the story of a pilgrim, the pupil of Francis Bacon, who has been sent on pilgrimage to carry his master s magnum opus to the Pope This is a delightful, if too short, read that is reminiscent of Umberto Eco s The Name of the Rose which is a master work itself What this volume lacks in length it makes up for in depth and in a skillfully executed story We re even left with ambiguity at the end as to what future p...

  10. Kathy says:

    I liked the cover I did not find this book enjoyable Within the first 17 pages the young man has gone from boy picked up from village due to his intellectual potential, put under tutelage of Roger Bacon with others who fall away through the years and sent out into the world with two other students under false flag of penitents John the Pupil expresses one wish after all these years of isolation from the world having been essentially locked up in a tower for a decade that he would like to take I liked the cover I did not find this book enjoyable Within the first 17 pages the young man has gone from boy picked up from village due to his intellectual potential, put under tutelage of Roger Bacon with others who fall away through the years and sent out in...