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Juan Gómez-Jurado

Author of Red Queen

60 Works 2,723 Members 141 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Juan Gomez-Jurado was born on December 16, 1977 in Madrid, Spain. He is a columnist for La Voz de Galicia which is distributed in Spain. He is published in 42 countries which makes him one of the most successful Spanish authors of all time. He also participates in several radio and T.V. programs. show more His credentials include working for some of the most important Spanish Media like 40 Principales, Cadena Cope and Radio Espana. His first novel God's Spy hit the bestseller list. It is a thriller set in the Vatican around the aftermath of Pope John Paul II's death as the hunt for a serial killer reveals a chilling conspiracy. In 2008 he won the prestigious Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja for his novel El Emblema del Traidor. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Juan Gómez-Jurado

Red Queen (2018) 559 copies, 31 reviews
God's Spy (2005) 491 copies, 25 reviews
The Moses Expedition: A Novel (2007) 371 copies, 16 reviews
Black Wolf (2019) 245 copies, 10 reviews
The Traitor's Emblem (2008) 202 copies, 18 reviews
Rey blanco (2020) 157 copies, 5 reviews
El paciente (2014) 157 copies, 9 reviews
Cicatriz (2015) 148 copies, 5 reviews
La leyenda del ladrón (2012) 114 copies, 2 reviews
Todo arde (2022) 63 copies, 4 reviews
Todo vuelve (2023) 30 copies, 3 reviews
Una herencia peligrosa / A Dangerous Legacy (2021) — Author — 28 copies, 2 reviews
El amuleto perdido / The Lost Amulet (2021) 17 copies, 1 review
El último minuto / The Last Minute (2021) 12 copies, 1 review
La maldición del Nilo (2022) 11 copies
La historia secreta del señor White (2015) 11 copies, 1 review
ALEX COLT 1 CADETE ESPACIAL (2017) 10 copies, 1 review
La campana de Jade / Jades Bell (2022) 8 copies, 1 review
El bastón del cuervo (2023) 7 copies, 1 review
El Reino Perdido (2023) 5 copies, 1 review
Alex Colt la batalla de ganímedes (2017) 5 copies, 1 review
El emblema del traidor (2022) 5 copies
BATMAN MOLA MAS QUE TU (2017) 4 copies
El Séptimo Príncipe (2017) 4 copies, 1 review
Tot torna (Tot crema 2) (2023) 3 copies
El camino del ninja (2023) 3 copies
Legenda o lopovu (2013) 2 copies
Rey blanco [White King] 1 copy, 1 review
Heroínas 1 copy
Tutto brucia 1 copy
Amanda black (2021) 1 copy
Tot crema (2022) 1 copy

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Canonical name
Gómez-Jurado, Juan
Birthdate
1977-12-16
Gender
male
Nationality
Spain
Birthplace
Madrid, Spain
Education
Universidad San Pablo CEU (Master Degree in Ciencias de la Información)
Occupations
journalist
columnist
novelist
short-story writer
screenwriter
Short biography
Juan Gómez-Jurado, nato a Madrid nel 1977 e laureato in scienze della comunicazione, si è formato come giornalista presso le redazioni dei più noti media spagnoli. In seguito al successo internazionale di La spia di Dio, suo romanzo d’esordio, ha visto diventare realtà il sogno di sempre: dedicarsi a tempo pieno alla scrittura, passione che coltiva sin da giovanissimo e che gli ha fatto ottenere diversi riconoscimenti letterari, fra cui il Premio Nacional Nuevos de Alfaguara 1996 e il premio Ciudad de Torrevieja 2008. Vive a Madrid con la sua famiglia

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Novela para lectores muy jóvenes. Algo decepcionante la verdad por lo superficial que es la aventura y los personajes. Uno podría decir que al ser un libro para niños no se le puede condenar por eso, y no le faltaría razón, pero claro, los primeros libros de Harry Potter también son para lectores muy jóvenes y no tiene nada que ver con esto.

¿Virtudes? Bueno, es fácil y rápido de leer. Lo mejor creo que es la voz de la protagonista y narradora en primera persona, que tiene cierto potencial por su modo de hablar coloquial y desenfadada... pero queda lastrado por lo simple y absurdo de la trama y porque no se le da mucha entidad a los personajes.

Ligero, ligero.
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jcm790 | 1 other review | May 26, 2024 |
This was a Goodreads giveaway. I struggled to be interested in the characters and premise of this book. I was very excited to read it as I love a good thriller, but this did not do it for me. I had a lot of difficulty finishing it in the end, constantly putting it down to read other books, which usually is a good indicator of how I feel about what I'm reading. I found the characters to not be believable and I wasn't really invested in what was happening to them.
 
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Bambean | 30 other reviews | May 20, 2024 |
Llevo escuchando a Juan Gomez-Jurado en podcasts bastantes anios, pero nunca habia leido nada de el antes.
La formula del thriller la tiene, pero el libro es mas bien... malillo, la verdad. Los personajes son tremendamente planos, muy poco creibles. Se asemeja al peor Follett, y de este ya estoy un poco cansado. Le dare una oportunidad a Reina Roja en algun momento, pero dudo que se convierta en un autor habitual para mi.
 
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SergioRuiz | 17 other reviews | Apr 30, 2024 |
Das war wirklich spannend!
 
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Katzenkindliest | 24 other reviews | Apr 23, 2024 |

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Works
60
Members
2,723
Popularity
#9,429
Rating
3.8
Reviews
141
ISBNs
265
Languages
17
Favorited
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