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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #75 on: June 09, 2008, 07:32:30 AM »
I'm not even sure if I replied to this thread before, which I probably did...But it doesn't matter, hopefully! I just re-read "The Kitchen Boy" for what I think is the fifth time. It was still as fresh and intriguing as it was when I first read it! I'm not much for giving reviews for movies OR books, but I will say that Robert Alexander's portrayal of the royal family, as well as their situation in Ekaterinburg, seems realistic enough! The story's ending (and central idea) is very obviously historical fiction, so readers shouldn't go into reading this book thinking that everything is going to be exactly right. It's a fiction, therefore the "fanciful" concepts in the story are used simply to embellish the story.

Anyway, I'm writing this very early in the morning and really am not thinking with a clear head, so I apologize if all of this sounds like gibberish. I just love this book to death, not because I think of it as a biography, but because it's so obvious how much passion and devotion is in the writing. It really is a great read! If I haven't already, I recommend it once more! :)

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« Reply #76 on: June 09, 2008, 02:44:14 PM »
Agree with Grand Duchess Marishka,
book is really good. It is first one I read about R-ovs.
Mr. Alexander really good describes their last days. I cried when he descibed(Leonid) murders in cellar. Especially Aleksei's one. So sad.
But ending is really suprsing....Maria survived and married to that guard, Volodya.
But R.Alexander said : I imagine story....what if kitchen boy survived....what if he survived next day, week, year? We know only he was tall, Aleksei's only playmate, and night july 16/7th 1918 he spent in guard's House near Ipatiev, and he wore ulster....(Or Popov House, I am not certain.....)
Sorry gor bad translate into English, I read that article somewhere on another-- not English web.
Upshot-----good book, I commend it everyone who is interested in Romanov story and their last days.
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #77 on: June 11, 2008, 07:41:53 AM »
Agree with Grand Duchess Marishka,
book is really good. It is first one I read about R-ovs.
Mr. Alexander really good describes their last days. I cried when he descibed(Leonid) murders in cellar. Especially Aleksei's one. So sad.
But ending is really suprsing....Maria survived and married to that guard, Volodya.
But R.Alexander said : I imagine story....what if kitchen boy survived....what if he survived next day, week, year? We know only he was tall, Aleksei's only playmate, and night july 16/7th 1918 he spent in guard's House near Ipatiev, and he wore ulster....(Or Popov House, I am not certain.....)
Sorry gor bad translate into English, I read that article somewhere on another-- not English web.
Upshot-----good book, I commend it everyone who is interested in Romanov story and their last days.

Hehehe, I know I already put in my two cents, but I have to agree with Nena about agreeing! :-D Hahaha, just kidding! I actually just wanted to acknowledge that he is absolutely right about the last Romanov scenes in the book--the murders and then the burial...Absolutely heart-wrenching. I think I've cried every time. Obviously this isn't the book that you can pick up and expect to feel cheerful about after finishing it, but it really does invoke A LOT of emotion.

There, I promise I will say no more! :) (Maybe)

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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #78 on: June 17, 2008, 05:16:18 PM »
I been very curious about this book ever since I herd about it, sadly I have not yet found it in any library's or bookstores. I'm also little hesitant to read this because what I read on amazon; this being based on a Fictional Book. Does this story follow the historical line? Also I read that there making a movie of this book!

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« Reply #79 on: June 18, 2008, 02:42:27 AM »
I been very curious about this book ever since I herd about it, sadly I have not yet found it in any library's or bookstores. I'm also little hesitant to read this because what I read on amazon; this being based on a Fictional Book. Does this story follow the historical line? Also I read that there making a movie of this book!

A movie? That sounds exciting!!

The Kitchen Boy is told through a boy named Leonka's point of view. Leonka was the kitchen boy who stayed with the Imperial Family until he was sent away from the Ipatiev House on July 16th, 1918. It talks about the Russian Revolution and the imprisonment of the Imperial Family, and also the mystery of the two missing bodies. The novel has a couple of twists towards the end.

Try looking at the novel's official website: The Kitchen Boy

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« Reply #80 on: June 18, 2008, 08:12:04 AM »
Interesting thing, that Maria and Aleksei are really missing children, discovered in 2007. As The Kitchen Boy says.
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #81 on: June 18, 2008, 08:22:46 AM »
Very good website for a change. Think I might buy this as so many members have said positive things about it.


I been very curious about this book ever since I herd about it, sadly I have not yet found it in any library's or bookstores. I'm also little hesitant to read this because what I read on amazon; this being based on a Fictional Book. Does this story follow the historical line? Also I read that there making a movie of this book!

A movie? That sounds exciting!!

The Kitchen Boy is told through a boy named Leonka's point of view. Leonka was the kitchen boy who stayed with the Imperial Family until he was sent away from the Ipatiev House on July 16th, 1918. It talks about the Russian Revolution and the imprisonment of the Imperial Family, and also the mystery of the two missing bodies. The novel has a couple of twists towards the end.

Try looking at the novel's official website: The Kitchen Boy
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #82 on: June 18, 2008, 08:46:33 AM »
I been very curious about this book ever since I herd about it, sadly I have not yet found it in any library's or bookstores. I'm also little hesitant to read this because what I read on amazon; this being based on a Fictional Book. Does this story follow the historical line? Also I read that there making a movie of this book!

A movie? That sounds exciting!!

The Kitchen Boy is told through a boy named Leonka's point of view. Leonka was the kitchen boy who stayed with the Imperial Family until he was sent away from the Ipatiev House on July 16th, 1918. It talks about the Russian Revolution and the imprisonment of the Imperial Family, and also the mystery of the two missing bodies. The novel has a couple of twists towards the end.

Try looking at the novel's official website: The Kitchen Boy

Yeah, I'm alittle worried though how they are going to make it :-[
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Re: The Kitchen Boy
« Reply #83 on: July 07, 2008, 10:46:19 AM »
I just read this book. Good, but a little confusing towards the end. But then I got it.
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« Reply #84 on: July 07, 2008, 11:15:53 AM »
I love this book, if read it four times, i am getting addicted to it,  it is the first book i red about the Imperial Family, that was not a biography but a real novel. I loved the moment when Alexei and Leonka were running after the mouse, i really was laughing then, and then i came to the execution and it was hard to read, i was sad while reading it, and when they came to Alexei's murder i started crying and kept crying after i finished the book. It really touched me and its interesting that it really were Alexei and Maria that were missing, i loved the ending, Maria and the Bolshevik soldier bounded by one night, surprising ending, but really good. I can't wait to read Rasputin's Daughter and The Romanov Bride, but to be honest i'm waiting for the translated version. And since there are plans to make The Kitchenboy into a movie, it is possible they translate those books too.

But there is nothing sure about the movie, its only in the beginning stadium, but you can read more about that in the thread about the possible up-coming movie of the book.
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