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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2006, 09:13:16 PM »
I loved it...gritty ending :(, but still good nontheless ;)

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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2006, 12:52:40 PM »
It was pretty good. The ending was really...suprising.. :-/ I'm still not sure if i got it completely.  ;D Someone needs to explain it to me.
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« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2006, 03:30:41 PM »
Remember his wife May   that was Maria   The old man wasnt Leonid  "The Kitchen Boy", But a Bolshevik guard  sent to kill Maria .     I  LOVED the book :)

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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2006, 09:50:38 PM »
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It was pretty good. The ending was really...suprising.. :-/ I'm still not sure if i got it completely.  ;D Someone needs to explain it to me.
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2006, 11:55:36 PM »
It is pretty tacky to tell the ending before others have read it.
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #65 on: June 26, 2006, 08:51:56 PM »
oops sorry :-[   lol  wasnt thinking

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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #66 on: October 27, 2006, 08:36:34 PM »
I have so many other books from the library and I've renewed it one too many, so I don't think I'll be finishing it this time.  So, what happens?




Okay, I read ahead and apparently Maria DID escape and marry her rescuer, but what happened to Alexei, and the actual kitchen boy?  What's going on?
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« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2006, 02:22:12 AM »
EXTREME SPOLIERS...

I think Maria manged to scramble out of the back of the truck and brought Alexei with her, he was already dead and was buried in the garden of a convent.

The narrator was never really the kitchen boy, he was a soldier in 'the house of special purpose' and was so shamed about it that he pretended he was the kitchen boy throughout the story to his grand-daughter. She found out the truth from the now extremely old novice from the convent who helped them escape, she tells her everything.

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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2006, 08:43:45 AM »
And Maria Nikolaevna lived, married Lyonka/Volodya, and became Katya's grandmother.  8)
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2006, 10:34:47 AM »
Ah, thanks.  I thought it was something like that.
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2006, 12:27:57 PM »
Robert Alexander's books are a bit of an enigma to me. They're not inaccurate, but I think they're far-fetched. I can be quite a stickler when it comes to historical fiction, but darn it all, his books are still fun to read! How's he do that?  ;)
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2006, 06:20:26 PM »
I Loved this book

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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2006, 05:52:39 PM »
I have "The Kitchen Boy". I thought it was kind of interesting. Some people think it is Marie missing from the grave (I don't know what to think about it, therefore I have no opinon).

In the story, Marie was supposed to be a hemophilia carrier. Her son, Paul, must've been a sufferer, which would make his daughter Kate, a carrier. Marie's granddaughter, Kate (Katia) has two kids: twins, a boy and a girl. The boy has hemophilia.
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #73 on: February 14, 2008, 12:58:54 PM »
It's been at a year or so since this topic has been posted, but I'm going to give a response since I just finished it.  I loved the book, and it had an interesting twist at the end.  The only gripe that I had--which I would consider minor, and probably comes from being a Religious Studies major--is where Alexander mentions how the empress "prayed to their icons."  I don't think an Orthodox Christian would care much for that.  You don't pray to the image.  You pray to the person that the image represents.
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2008, 09:07:29 PM »
For a Robert Alexander-like historical try Crimson Snow: The Last Desperate Days of Imperial Russia

http://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Snow-David-Shone/dp/0979892309/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-7736454-3150236?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1191508601&sr=8-1
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