El Medico

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By Chrissie (Sweden) · ★★☆☆☆ · May 09, 2013
I thought perhaps the easiest way to synthesize my feelings towards this book was to answer the following 5 questions:

When did the story take place: The first half of the eleventh century.

Who were the central characters: Rob J Cole, his friends and employers and later his wife (Mary Culle... ...more
By Lauren (Rockville, MD) · ★★★★★ · April 02, 2008
Noah Gordon is my new favorite author. I read The Physician after I read The Last Jew. Both were phenomenal.

The Physician is long, but I read through it quickly. I could hardly put it down! The novel is set in the middle of the eleventh century. Gordon transports readers to another time, setting... ...more
By Salma · ★★★☆☆ · May 13, 2014
تحديث: إضافة الحديث عن الفيلم المقتبس من الرواية

رواية... بل هي حيوات مفعمة بالألوان و الأحداث و التشويق و المعلومات... هي قصة الفتى روب.ج البريطاني الذي نشأ يتيما في بيئة القرن الحادي عشر حيث تدرب ليصير حلاقا-جراحا... و لكن حلمه كان أن يسافر لأصفهان ليدرس الطب على يد ابن سينا، و لأن ذلك كان أمرا... ...more
By Dov (Israel) · September 22, 2008
I’m a modern military history buff, and until I read this book I hadn’t had the slightest intrest in medieval social portraits. Well, Noah Gordon opened my eyes. I travelled through medieval Europe with Rob J. Cole (as I would later do with his descendant Shaman in America) all the way to Persia.... ...more
By Tom (Denver, CO) · ★★★★☆ · April 24, 2007
Noah Gorgon's ability to transport you back into the dark ages is a result of talent and insightful research.
This is a story of a young man born in London during the reign of King Knute and his transformation throughout his life to become Hakim, the Persian word for Physician. For a Christian, to... ...more
By Inés Izal (Toledo, Spain) · ★★★★☆ · April 22, 2014
Mi querido padre, que es muy amante de la novela histórica, me recomendó hace muchísimo tiempo que leyera este libro, pero viendo las casi 800 páginas que lo componen, me daba "pereza-miedo-vaguería"
Pensaba que iba a ser un aburrimiento en mayúsculas por el tiempo en que Noah lo escribió, mucho d... ...more
By Ahmad (Tehran, 28, Iran) · ★★★★☆ · May 16, 2014
داستان حکایت یک جوان انگلیسی است که از شهر لندن به ایران و شهر اصفهان میرود. در محضر «حکیم الحکما ابن سینا» علم طب را فرامیگیرد. پا به پای حکیم به درمان بیماران میپردازد و تا پیش از وفات «ابن سینا» همراه وی است. خلاصه داستان: «رابرت جریمی کول» شخصیت اصلی داستان، در شرایطی سخت در لندن به دنیا می آ... ...more
By Carmo (Portimão, 8500-454, Portugal) · ★★★★★ · August 03, 2014
Rob J. tinha um dom.
Desde criança que Rob. J. pegava nas mãos dos doentes, e podia sentir se a morte estava próxima. Sentia também uma grande curiosidade em relação às doenças; como surgiam, como evoluíam, o desejo de encontrar a melhor forma de aliviar o sofrimento e, se possível, curar os doent... ...more
By Jeane (Denver, CO) · ★★★★★ · June 09, 2013
I've completed the entire trilogy and highly recommend it. The Physician was the lead-in to a multi-generational story that is well researched and beautifully written. I'm ready to read all three again. ...more