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❮Reading❯ ➵ Pure ➭ Author Andrew Miller – G-couture.co.uk Deep in the heart of Paris its oldest cemetery is by 1785 overflowing tainting the very breath of those who live nearby Into their midst comes Jean Baptiste Baratte a young provincial engineer chargedDeep in the heart of Paris its oldest cemetery is by 1785 overflowing tainting the very breath of those who live nearby Into their midst comes Jean B.

Aptiste Baratte a young provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing itAt first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of hist.

Hardcover  ☆ Pure Kindle ↠

Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ Andrew Miller was born in Bristol in 1960 He has lived in Spain Japan Ireland and France and currently lives in Somerset His first novel INGENIOUS PAIN was published by Sceptre in 1997 and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Grinzane Cavour prize in Italy His second novel CASANOVA was published in 1998 followed by OX

10 thoughts on “Pure

  1. Elaine Elaine says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure KindleI ended up feeling a bit let down by Pure Miller is a luscious writer never a word wrong as he sketches a 1785 Paris that is about to boil over but hasn't yet He achieves a masterful balance between enough historical detail so that you can see taste and unfortunately smell the book's setting without ever seeming didactic or overly lecturing ahem Amitav Ghosh who I read simultaneously with this Indeed the prose is so graceful that the whole book has a sensuous feel despite the macabre aspects of the plot and ghoulish settingWhy only a 3 then? Well because the book's touch is so light as to seem insubstantial While the sketch like approach often works the portrait of Heloise in particular before she moves in with Jean Baptiste is a powerful miniature the whole book ends up seeming incomplete or inconsequential perhaps intentionally as we are waiting for the cataclysm to


  2. Katie Katie says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure KindleMy second Andrew Miller novel in succession and both have been five star reads Jean Baptiste Baratte is an aspiring engineer from the provinces who is commissioned to remove a large pestilent cemetery and church in a poor district of Paris It soon becomes clear he is view


  3. TheGirlBytheSeaofCortez TheGirlBytheSeaofCortez says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure Kindle Pure Andrew Miller’s sixth novel takes place in 1785 in Paris as Normandy engineer Jean Baptiste Baratte is summoned to the Palace of Versailles There Baratte who is a graduate of the Ecole Royale des Ponts et Chaussées is commissioned by the State to demolish the ancient cemetery beneath the church of “Les Innocents” in central Paris and dispose of the


  4. Mark Mark says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure KindleBut what is the significance of the elephant I don't understand about the elephant At one point one of the characters s


  5. Peter Boyle Peter Boyle says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure KindleThe year is 1785 and Jean Baptiste Baratte is a young engineer from Normandy summoned to Versailles He hopes that his mission will be to construct some kind of bridge or impressive new building in the French capital Instead he is told to empty the abandoned cemetery of Les Innocents a putrid pit of mass graves and


  6. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure KindleThe stink of the Innocents is permeating the soil the water and the air of Paris The rotting remains of the overstuffed cemetery of les Innocents are leaching into the food and even the very skin and breath of the living inhabitants of the su


  7. lucky little cat lucky little cat says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure KindleI could not put this book down It made me ignore family members without even meaning to Way than usual even D What's a little danse macabre between friends? Pure focuses on Jean Baptiste a fledgling late 18th century engineer whose first commission is an impossible one to efficiently empty the oldest cemetery in Paris and demolish the cemetery's cathedral Author Andrew Miller includes something for everyone in this good natured tale Engineer Jean Baptiste is a country mouse


  8. Siobhan Siobhan says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure KindleWhat a disappointment Miller could have done so much with this concept the destruction of Les Innocents in Paris Unfortunately the novel is too short atrocious under development of character a lack of any cultivated plot and a dismal amount of the ins and outs of the mechanics of such a project demolition of a church exhumation of thousands of corpses etc left me thinking there really wasn't much depth to the novelThere is much potential in this novel Miller's use of a wide range of characters from various walks of life could have allowed him to open up some really interesting narratives This opportunity was missed however The most interesting character is the eccentric Armand who seems to be surplus to the actual job being done making me think he was added to the novel later in order to make the novel interesting If it wasn't for Armand there would be no humour at all For Miller Armand also ticks the French Revolution box but that's on


  9. Susan Susan says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure KindleIt was the subject matter that attracted me to this book as it seemed so unusual based on an actual event the clearing of Les Innocents graveyard in Paris which had become what we would refer to nowadays as a health hazardThis gruesome task is undertaken by a young engineer who is commissioned to complete the task in a yearWhat follows is the dark but compelling story of how this work was done a


  10. Orsolya Orsolya says:

    Hardcover ☆ Pure Kindle ↠ pure mobile, Pure KindleEven though the number of historical fiction books rendering the time of the French Revolution appears endless Andrew Miller takes a different approach in “Pure” Following Jean Baptiste Baratte an engineer contracted to “get rid of” Les Innocents a cemeter


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