La Caverna De Las Ideas/ The Cave of Ideas by Jose Carlos Somoza, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Be the first to ask a question about The Athenian Murders .. La caverna de las ideas ist bislang das einzige Buch, das ich von Somoza gelesen habe, und so. The Athenian Murders is an historical mystery novel written by Spanish author José Carlos Somoza. Originally published in Spain under the title La caverna de las ideas (The Cave of Ideas) in , it was translated into English in by Sonia Soto. The Athenian Murders is Somoza’s first novel to be published in English.

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Diagoras, the boy’s erastes and tutor at the Academyenlists the help of a “Decipherer of Enigmas” a detective named Heracles Pontor to learn more about Tramachus’s death. His teacher,Diagoras, guilty for not protecting him, joins forces out of guilt with Heracles Pontor, the caglos of Enigmas” to unravel just what really happened to his student.

The Athenian Murders

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But the Translator, who has read us, discovers the ultimate meaning of our existence.

The translator finishes the work calros to have the same realization: Jan 05, Shatterlings rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a philosophical progression. Quotes from The Athenian Murders. As the translator explains, eidesis is: It was a trick and I fell for it. We start with a modern ideae translator of an ancient text laying out what happened. The first victim, a student from the Academy, is supposedly killed by wolves while out hunting and his heart torn from his body.


Sinuhe, el Egipcio Mika Waltari. A very clever book.

La Caverna De Las Ideas/ The Cave of Ideas

My preference of reading historical mysteries oa me to read this story, but nothing prepared me for the twists and turns I have discovered within this pages. Their investigation takes them all over Athens, from mystery cult worship services to a symposium hosted by Plato. It’s just a shame the very fine ideas couldn’t have been better realized.

Somoza’s cave-like book was quite the entertaining and thought-provoking detective story. Unusual structure, superb and intriguing, one of the most original new novels of fiction, intelligent and full with philosophy Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

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Jul 22, Scurra rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first is ls name, the second the definition, the third the image Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views lqs the reviewers.

The manuscript being translated is the exciting story of a young man named Tramachus, a student at Plato’s Academy, who is suspiciously killed. Somoza doesn’t have a delicate touch, and his footnote-writing translator doesn’t convince most of the time.


It would be fun to look for eidetic images in books unless they have something to do with figs. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Return to Book Page. About halfway in, I gave up trying to figure out how it would end and just let myself enjoy its twists and turns.

Caberna enlists the help of Heracles Pontor, “known as the Decipherer of Enigmas”, and the two of them look into the death, which turns out to be more puzzling josse originally imagined. I was handed this book by a friend and started reading it without knowing anything about it, not even having read the backcover.

What a wonderful chance encounter it became. Dec 20, Madhulika Liddle rated it it was amazing. Moreover, I’d add another couple of titles that came to mind while reading this: Eine kleine Kostprobe, gleich von der ersten Seite: While the mystery itself is pretty straight forward with it twists and turns, the parallel contemporary story that works along with it —the foot noted part — gives more interesting twists that kept me intrigued and the pages turning.