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Apart from that, maybe because of the overall more gritty and hopeless funny that this was much more despondent in character than Dias del Arcoiris! The main characters are an experienced and very talented thief and a young thief who wants to learn from him and work with him. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
El Baile De La Victoria
Be the first to ask a question about The Dancer and the Thief. The characters are simply drawn and in the context of Chile they tell a story both of the people of Chile and of the nation.
It’s a plot driven suspense novel with a bit of a love story thrown in for good measure. And it was marvelous fun every time I read about a Santiago commonthing to point at the page and go “ohhh, I know that!
It is a fast read though, and a huge hit abroad — I thought it was j I heard the Antonio Skarmeta interviewed on NPR and thought this book sounded interesting. I hope it will encourage me to pay attention to when such possibilities are right in my own hands. Refresh and try again.
El estilo me deja un gusto agridulce. This is a most delightful read! Sep 10, Cordelia rated it it was ok. Their plan for an ambitious and daring robbery is complicated by the galvanizing presence of Victoria Ponce, a virtuosic dancer and high-school dropout whose father was a victim of the regime.
I know three of the characters just got out of prison, but is a sex scene with little left to the imagination necessary in every other chapter? Don Nico is released from prison, only to find out that the world has changed. Don Nico is released from prison, only to find out that the world has changed. Also, there’s the very good chance that, if I read this in Spanish, I might not have realized how much sex there was in this.
In addition, the sophisticated gentle thief who is adept at cracking safes, Vergara Gray, is so charming.
Nos atrapa desde el principio y rebosa de calidad literaria. I have mixed feelings about this book. Open Preview See a Problem? Mientras se deciden en hacer el trabajo la vida les trae complicaciones que deben resolver antes del robo.
I have to say this book started out interesting but a few chapters in and it really started to annoy me.
El baile de la Victoria by Antonio Skármeta
If the book does not meet your expectations that does not mean it is a bad book. The ending was a let-down and I couldn’t get invested in any of the characters. However if I had to recommend a book by him, this would have been “The postman” which is a really good book! I felt I was watching a very cheap, very very cheap, Latin telenovela. I am surprised about that. Mientras se deciden en hacer el trabajo la vida les trae complicaciones que deben resolver antes del robo.
Apr 07, Hannah rated it it was ok. Entre esas complicaciones, la vida de la joven Victoria esta en peligro. From tothe year he left Chile first to Buenos Aires and later to West Berlinhe taught literature at the University of Chile. Jun 16, Maria Rebeca rated it it was ok.
His wife, who he hasn’t see in five years, refuses to be back with him and he has no money. Skarmeta is a nice writer and he uses nice sense of humor at times. He tells a story near the end of the book that made the whole book worthwhile. Three quarters of the way I began to like it again, buuut I did not like the ending. In this it delivers. When I first finished the book, I felt this way, but on reflecting on the conclusion, I fe I liked the lyrical language and descriptive pieces, especially the short chapter where Angel is riding the horse.
Like any good translation of a great work, this one provides an opportunity to enjoy a unique voice, and get great insight into a foreign setting Santiago, Chile. He hosted a television program on literature and the arts, which regularly attracted over a million viewers. From tothe year he left Chile first to Buenos Aires and later to West Berlinhe taught literature at the University of Chile.
Glielo ha descritto, e donato, un amico carcerato, troppo vecchio per portarlo avanti. I think it was how vividly the characters and their emotions and thoughts were described. Though the story is sometimes tongue in cheek it also gives a bleak picture of Chili after Pinochet was ousted. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. With prisons overflowing in Chile, the president declares a general amnesty for all nonviolent criminals.
He tells a story near the end of the book that made the whole book worthwhile. And Angel wants to him to return to his days as an expert thief to pull off a grand robbery. Some of you might find it predictable.
I agree with Marv, it starts off well then becomes tedious. The story is extra good, I think, but then I don’t read enough plot driven stuff to be much of an expert on that.