Written by: Mary Hoffman
Release date: October, 2011
Source: Received from Cari
Michelangelo's statue, David, is famous around the world. Millions flock to
In this epic tale, acclaimed author Mary Hoffman imagines the story of Gabriele, a naive but incredibly handsome young man who is hired as Michelangelo's model, only to find himself drawn into a world of spies, political treachery, and murder. Set against the vibrant backdrop of
Everything that has to do with art or the history of it, I want to read.
Gabriel was a great character. He was naïve, did not always do what was right, thought 90% of women, but was very caring and seriously in to deep. I liked Michelangelo, but I would loved if there was more telling of him. The funny part, where I actually shook my head, was when Leonardo Da Vinci entered the story. His character was described as he was the gay guy from Modern Family, hilarious & kind of weird to think of Leonardo Da Vinci that way.
The plot was great, but at times a bit confusing. All those words & different groups that fought each other was too much and I couldn’t keep them apart. I’m glad that Gabriel found out that they all had their own colours and from then it went smoother.
The story is told by an older Gabriel and I really enjoyed that. It made it more real and he really told about his younger years in
Love historical fiction? I recommend you read David!
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