Review of Tilted Windmills by Ann M. Beardsley

Statues of Don Quixote (left) and Sancho Panza...

Statues of Don Quixote (left) and Sancho Panza (right) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Don Quixote fighting a windmill on hi...

English: Don Quixote fighting a windmill on his horse, Rocinante. In the background Sancho Panza next to his donkey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  1. Tilted Windmills by Ann M. Beardsley is part comic novel and part tragedy. Ann presents Don Quixote as an idealistic noble man whose deceased wife is Dulcinea. He is not “tilting at windmills”; it is the windmills that are tilted. As Professor Torig Ali suggests about Cervantes was doing, Ann’s rendition of the story attacks the catholic church and it’s expulsion of Jews and Muslims during the inquisition. Some of the original attributes of Don Quixote are found in other characters in Ann’s book. The churches later attitude toward science are also part of this story. The tragedy in Ann’s story is her own invention and make the reader glad not to be living in Spain during those dark days.
    http://www.amazon.com/Tilted-Windmills-Ann-M-Beardsley-ebook/dp/B00CJWFW14/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384103900&sr=8-1&keywords=Tilted+Windmills

    Tilted Windmills
    Imagine Don Quixote as an intelligent detective in 1603 Spain who is simply pretending to be crazy–because being declared insane just happens to be the best way to finagle his entrance into the dreaded Santuario de San Jose to rescue his childhood friend. Sancho accompanies him to keep him from …
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One thought on “Review of Tilted Windmills by Ann M. Beardsley

  1. annmeeker

    Wow! I just found this. Thank you so much! I appreciate your taking the time to read AND review the book. If I can do the same for you, just let me know. (And TW was fun to write–I’m glad some of the humor came through.)

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