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The Camelot Papers By Peter David,

  • Title: The Camelot Papers
  • Author: Peter David
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A powerful ruler who s considered by many to be simple minded and vacuous and has serious father issues A no nonsense, polarizing woman who favors pants suits and pursues dubious agendas involving social needs A remarkably magnetic leader of men with a reputation as a skirt chaser A scheming, manipulative advisor who is constantly trying to control public perceptions AA powerful ruler who s considered by many to be simple minded and vacuous and has serious father issues A no nonsense, polarizing woman who favors pants suits and pursues dubious agendas involving social needs A remarkably magnetic leader of men with a reputation as a skirt chaser A scheming, manipulative advisor who is constantly trying to control public perceptions A man seen as the next, great hope for the people, except there are disputes over his background and many contend he s not what he appears to be George W Hillary and Bill Karl Rove Obama Try Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and Galahad.Whatever you think of the state of today s politics, The Camelot Papers shows you just how little matters have changed in the past thousand years or so The Camelot Papers presents a fresh perspective on Arthurian legend by using modern day sensibility and combining it with a classic tale to bring a new insight into iconic characters.The story is told from a unique perspective that of Viviana a.k.a the seductress Vivian in other tales , here revealed to be a bright, knowledgeable young woman who was sold into slavery and winds up behind the scenes in Castle Camelot Just like many incendiary political tell alls of modern day, no one is better positioned to comment on the foibles of those on high than someone who is far below Learn here, for the first time, the down and dirty royal secrets that plagued Camelot as told by someone who was actually there, and adapted by acclaimed New York Times bestseller Peter David Full of sensationalism, startling secrets and astounding revelations, The Camelot Papers is to the realm of Arthur what the Pentagon Papers is to the military something that all those concerned would rather you didn t see but you can see it now.
    The Camelot Papers A powerful ruler who s considered by many to be simple minded and vacuous and has serious father issues A no nonsense polarizing woman who favors pants suits and pursues dubious agendas involving soc

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    1. 2.5 stars This is an amazingly frustrating book it has so much potential, and for the most part wastes it.Problem 1 is the genre itself this is yet another fractured fairy tale a la Wicked, in this case doing the alternate take thing on Camelot in the form of a journal from a slave girl who happens to get caught up in the palace intrigue Now I m admittedly not a huge fan of that gimmick, but books like this are the reason why half the time, it seems to think that the entire point of an exercise [...]

    2. Having read Peter David s previous variations on the Arthurian cycle Knight Life, One Knight Only , I found myself drawn to this book Having the cover look like the cover of a tabloid magazine certainly helped my decision to purchase it, as I knew something amusing was within.On the surface, you have Viviana, a slave, writing about the goings on in Camelot, and all the behind the scenes goings on And on that level, this is an amusing story.It s also a satire of how modern popular and political o [...]

    3. Wow, does this have a deceptive cover.The tabloid parody cover image combined with the author, who often indulges in madcap humor and bad puns, led me to expect a comic romp This ist that Deeply cynical, this has in common with David s bitter Sir Apropos of Nothing, minus the puns It s pretty much devoid of humor, in fact.It s a clever enough retread of the rather worn Arthurian legend, though I particularly liked the complicated relationship between Morgan and Guinevere Other characters, such [...]

    4. The Camelot Papers follows Viviana, a young woman sold into slavery and brought to Camelot As a servant who can read and write, Viviana at least initially goes unnoticed by those of rank in the castle, and is thus able to record the true events of Arthur Pendragon s rise to power For those that are familiar with his Knight Life series, this book is not in any way related to that earlier series I am a huge fan of Peter David s work from way back when, so I was pretty excited when I learned that h [...]

    5. So, after the rather mediocre experience of my last book, I went for what I hoped would be a good literary palette cleanser, and got it with this fun book that was a heck of a lot fun than the last book I read by the same author, the Oliver Twist spinoff Artful.But first, a note on the cover I have no idea who designed it, but the implication of the book as some sort of medieval set tell all tabloid book, with direct references to a certain Monty Python movie, is inaccurate This book is not a l [...]

    6. The story of King Arthur and Camelot are so well known that another mere retelling seems completely superfluous Fortunately, Peter David seems to agree, and instead gives us the true story, as told through the diaries of Viviana, Guinevere s slave handmaid Through her point of view, we see a Camelot that is very different than the traditional version, and yet one that feels very plausible.In the end, the story is a commentary on how public perception, historical perspective, and the media put th [...]

    7. Vivianna is certainly a rare commodity in the days of Camelot a literate woman More, a literate woman sold into slavery by her father Upon her arrival at Camelot, however, her life as mere chattel begins to take some amazing, compelling, and at times disturbing twists that allow her to rise to the status of the the queen s handmaiden Of course, the very fact that she can read and write immediately places her under suspicion from the other slaves, making her pariah even among the lowest class in [...]

    8. When I picked up Peter David s The Camelot Papers, I expected a short and humorous tabloid like book Imagine my surprise when I realised that it was a journalised narrative of life at Camelot told by the most unexpected character David provides a believable and enjoyable view of many well known characters that will keep Arthurian fans hooked While reading this book, I giggled, laughed out loud, and almost choked on my drink at least twice, so I definitely regretted that it ended.I rarely laugh s [...]

    9. I received The Camelot Papers in a book bundle and it took me ages to get to it I was immediately drawn in by the original one of a kind cover but sadly the cover was misleading and nothing that was listed as a scandal was even in the story.Viviana is a young slave girl who is sold to the castle in Camelot Resentful of her father for selling her into slavery Viviana has learned how to survive despite the horrible conditions she has had to endure Hoping for a slightly better life in the castle Vi [...]

    10. It s hard to believe my motivation in buying the book was to support the author s recovery from a stroke, but there you have it Would that I was introduced to this masterpiece in another way, though, because I absolutely adored it Even without understanding the political satire laced within, the story stands strong on its own as ostensibly yet another Arthurian tale Viviana as our narrator and literate slave carries us through the day to day workings of the castle through her eyes Normally I m a [...]

    11. This was entertaining, though the cover is definitely misleading as to the style of the book The book consists of excerpts from the journal a slave girl in Camelot, so doesn t read like a tabloid or newspaper at all.However, the cover does clue you in that, for whatever reason, the author decided to get into some very thinly veiled 9 11 commentary in the second half of the story I mean maybe the first half was some other type of commentary on the civil war that I didn t get, but when an assassin [...]

    12. A fascinating look into an alt history of er well the Camelot legend The story is told from the point of view of a slave s journal in Camelot Her observation on station in life , the interactions of the knights, court intrigue, and ultimately falling up the ranks into better lot in life, but pulled into the suck for aristocratic life There s quite a bit of allegory on modern politics, women s rights, discussion on the nature of perception based on where in the heap you are, treatment of those be [...]

    13. These found papers run a bit chaotic and forced, with some coincidences that force the reader outside the world too many times to count.Viviana is a slave who has had a really educational upbringing but her father sold her into slavery for some reason never fully explained While she has adopted the survival mindset of a slave, she still had enough spunk to attract the attention of the royalty and ultimately find herself the handmaid of the queen.Viviana develops nicely throughout the length of t [...]

    14. This is a lot of fun So glad the journal of Viviana was discovered so that we can get the true version if what happened at Camelot Writer Peter David gives us a funny and yet serious view of world of Camelot seen through the eye of the slave Viviana All of the usual suspects are here There are times where it gets a bit silly, particularly if you ve ever read any actual medieval history It was not meant to be a realistic portrayal Instead it is a thinly veiled piece of political humor For me it g [...]

    15. First of all I must admit that I don t know the legends of King Arthur and Camelot very well, so quite sure there were many details missed on me Nevertheless the concept is entertaining enough even for people with superficial knowledge of the stories.On the other hand, when the book presents itself as the real history, it would be much impressive if it actually read as historical fiction, not just another retelling of the legend Some of the ideas expressed by the characters are much too modern [...]

    16. I purchased the ebook as part of a fantasy bundle, and wasn t expecting much, based on the cover art maybe a slightly amusing parody, at best I opened it for a casual browse after finishing the books I d bought the bundle for and put it down a few hours later, having devoured every word.Vivid, accessible characters, a great narrative voice and an amazingly fresh treatment of Arthurian myth, the only fault I could ascribe would be in common with all great stories it ended far too soon.

    17. Despite the rather garish cover and teaser, this is a relatively straightforward Camelot tale, told from the perspective of the slave Viviana, inadvertent confidant to the major players Arthur, Guinevere, Morgan, Mordred, Merlin of the Arthurian cycle Mordantly entertaining, and with a few not so subtle references to modern political affairs an entertaining and engaging view of Camelot and its denizens.

    18. As several reviewers have mentioned, it s not what you expect from the cover I was expecting light parody, and it was dark satire That said, it was excellent I can see the parallels to modern politics, and, while that s not ordinarily my thing, I enjoyed it here I have read many Arthur reinterpretations, and this one was quite different, but I wasn t always sure where David was taking it, and I enjoyed the uncertainty.

    19. I enjoyed this short piece of fantasy It was very balanced Good background, character development, humor, violence, romance, plot twists, set up for stories to come It wasn t as epic in terms of goodness or quality, not length as some of the books that I ve read, but it just felt extremely balanced and, because of that, fun to read.

    20. A very tongue in cheek look at the story of Camelot and King Arthur as told by a slave maiden in the castle Very funny at times and also very poignant This exactly what I would expect from the twisted skull of Peter David Fun read.

    21. I thought it was rather funny It got a bit long winded toward the end, but an ok read for leisure Don t expect much though, it is the author s attempt to twist everything you thought you know about the Arthurian legend on its head.

    22. I did not know what to expect of this book as I bought it in a Humble Bundle Truly Epic Fantasy Bundle, for the Neil Gaiman short story But this one, was fantastic Very different, very interesting characters, very well written I greatly enjoyed it, and you will too.

    23. A lot of fun this book, extremely well humoured and entertaining, telling the story of King Arthur and his court from the point of view of someone who saw all that as absurd and not in the least heroic.

    24. I really enjoyed this take on the authorial legend Really changing up the usual perfection of the characters to make them human instead of archetypes The style of the book to be a journal written from a slave s point of view really made the book interesting.

    25. I very much enjoyed reading this I ve always been a sucker for anything Arthurian , and I love how this story has combined the familiarity of the legends with a new point of view and some interesting and often amusing twists on the characters.I ll be reading of Peter David s work D.

    26. This was probably my favorite of the book bundle.A bit cheeky, definitely quirky, and a fun twist on the traditional Arthur tale Who d have thought Lancelot was afraid of blood, Galahad was a mute, or Arthur was dim witted

    27. A very clever take on the Arthur legend Funny and smart Laughed out loud several times while reading it Not at all what I expected.

    28. Well written, light and entertaining.A rewriting of Arthurian times from a different perspective To re read.

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