Voltaire's Calligrapher (Paperback)
Harper Perennial, 9780061479885, 149pp.
Publication Date: October 5, 2010
"Richly reminiscent of Umberto Eco, the headlong pace of this dark fantasy--combining elements of mystery, historical fiction, horror and the splinter genre clockpunk--will let readers swallow the entrancing story in a single gulp." --Kirkus Reviews
Pablo DeSantis, the internationally acclaimed author of The Paris Enigma, is back with a wonderfully inventive, deliciously sinister thriller set in the chaos and opulence of 18th century Paris, where the malevolent remnants of the Dark Ages battle the progressive elements of the modern age. Anyone wondering where to turn after Neal Stephenson's Anathem and The Baroque Cycle or Matthew Pearl's The Dante Club will thrill for the exquisite language and deep intrigue of Pablo De Santis' Voltaire's Calligrapher.
Praise For Voltaire's Calligrapher…
“While the prose is richly reminiscent of Umberto Eco, the headlong pace of this dark fantasy--combining elements of mystery, historical fiction, horror and the splinter genre clockpunk--will let readers swallow the entrancing story in a single gulp.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Those who believe that calligraphy is a sedentary art have not yet read Voltaire’s Calligrapher, Pablo De Santis’ wonderful novel. De Santis has written a historical thriller that isn’t the usual guided tour of the past...His narrative is deliciously and admirably sinister.”
-La Nación Revista, Buenos Aires
“Voltaire’s Calligrapher reminds us of Alexander Dumas’ novels because it never underestimates the reader’s intelligence.”
-La Voz del Interior, Córdoba