Friday, October 24, 2014

The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander

For our November 6th Book Discussion Group we were to read The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander


Drawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, Robert Alexander re-creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov as seen through the eyes of their young kitchen boy, Leonka. Now an ancient Russian immigrant, Leonka claims to be the last living witness to the Romanovs’ brutal murders and sets down the dark secrets of his past with the imperial family. Does he hold the key to the many questions surrounding the family’s murder? Historically vivid and compelling, The Kitchen Boy is also a touching portrait of a loving family that was in many ways similar, yet so different, from any other.


REVIEW:
The book is excellent!  I must say if it was not for the book group I really do not think I ever would of picked the book to read. But I am so glad I did! The book is one of those books I don't think I will ever forget. 

I found myself caught in the story - wanting more and more about the Tsar, his family, the Russian government and of course the Kitchen Boy.

I don't want to say much about the story line - It is so important that you experience the book - you will be amazed!

The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander is available at AMAZON 

29 comments:

  1. Ok, I am convinced. I will add it to my reading list :)

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  2. This sounds like a great read. I love period pieces, and I love books that take a different look at actual events. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I like period books, too! It definitely sounds like a great read.

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    2. Same here! I'm always interested in period pieces, and the Romanovs fascinate me. It sounds like a book I would love.

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  3. I love reading these types of stories and learning about different cultures and countries. Its fascinating to me.

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  4. It doesn't sound like my normal reading pleasure but it does sounder interesting.

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  5. This sounds like an interesting book! I will have to add it to my To Read pile.

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  6. Is this based on a true story? I love books that have a little history involved!

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  7. I always love reading about the Romanovs. Sounds like I need to add this to my reading list.

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  8. This sounds like a great read. I love reading these types of books I should check it out!

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  9. This sounds like a very interesting read! I may have to add to my TBR list!

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  10. Sounds like a good book to curl up with on the couch!

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  11. Sounds like a great read. Adding it to my radar.

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  12. I gotta read this as I'm fascinated with the Romanov's.

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  13. Sounds like a really good read! I like the point of view!

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  14. I love to read. This sounds like a great book. I will have to add it to my read list.

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  15. This books sounds interesting but sadly I am so back logged with books that I don't have time to read the fun ones.

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  16. I love the Romanovs and their dark history. It has always fascinated me and I hope they have some Rasputin notes in the book as I would love to hear some 1st hand accounts of him!

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  17. This sounds like an interesting book. It would be nice to see the story from this perspective.

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  18. Don't you love when a book you might not have picked turns out to be good? I guess that's a big perk of a club...branching out to try new things sometimes. :) I'm glad you loved the book.

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  19. I would love to read this, though I might have some trouble getting through it! When we learned of this family and their murders in high school, I burst into tears over it.

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  20. I love historical fiction, and this sounds like a fascinating story. Adding it to my reading list.

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  21. Historical books are my favorite, besides biographies. I will have to pick up a copy of this. I'm due for a new book to read.

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  22. These are the kinds of books I like to read besides nonfiction. Looks like it's going on my wish list.

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  23. Sounds like a great book. Wish I had time to read books.

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  24. I love finding new books and authors! Thanks for posting this!

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  25. Sounds like a great book! Adding it to my TBR list!

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  26. This looks like a really great book. I'll have to check this out.

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  27. Sounds like a good book to read. I'll have to add it to my growing list.

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