: Demasiados héroes / To Many Heroes (Spanish Edition) ( ): Laura Restrepo: Books. Una novela sobre el conflicto generacional y la distancia entre madre e hijo con la dictadura argentina de fondo, de la mano de la ganadora. The novel ‘No place for heroes’ (Demasiados heroes) by the Colombian author, Laura Restrepo, resonated more with me since the story is.

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Holed up in the same hotel room, mother and son share a common goal, yet are worlds apart on how they perceive it. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Lists with This Book. Anything goes as this volatile pair battle it out: Perhaps this book lost something in translation, or perhaps it just isn’t my style.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Share your thoughts with other customers. The novel really builds until the end, and there’s a final lakra that is worth the wait. Part of me wanted to credit it to the conflicting emotions he was going through regarding his father, but it didn’t come off as genuine. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This during a moment in Argentine history called the “dirty war. Se que los finales abiertos son un desafio a la imaginacion del lector, pero de todas formas, a mi me faltaron explicaciones a la conducta de Ramon para poder encontrarle un buen final a esta historia.

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Lucky for me this story of a mother and son is much much better than the description would have you believe.

I don’t know if this is intended by the author because he grew up femasiados a father figure so he might not know how to act as a man, but for me as the reader, it became tiresome to try to mentally place him in the story.


Her back-and-forth storytelling keeps the pace moving. I resttepo an advance readers copy of this book, but put off reading it because the description on the back of the book which, incidentally, is the same publishers description here was so dumb.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. She did not just imagine Argentina. Talese first published May 1st However, once the story begins to progress, especially through various flashbacks, I found myself drawn into the scenes about secret meetings, spies in the revolution, and the constant fear the characters lived under. Also, Restrepo sometimes herroes to underline her themes in ways that felt heavy-handed.

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English Choose a language for shopping. She has inspired me to read some of her other works.

This story and the story of the abduction and recovery of the son at an early age by the father form the other two narrative strands. The real life of Laura Restrepo is also as fascinating as her novels.

She cannot find the words to explain to her son why his father suddenly laurs a threat. Un hijo que es fruto del amor lqura dos “subversivos” y que crece en ausencia de su padre por esas cosas de la vida, porque simplemente el amor entre Lorenza la madre y Ramon el padre un dia se termino. I would give somewhere between 2 and 3 stars.

Another issue that I had was the mother simply told the story. However, it is the presentation of the resistance itself and the fear in whic Restrepo’s novel parallels two plots: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Restrepo is noted as a critically acclaimed author numerous times on her past works. Read more Read less. View all 8 comments. ComiXology Thousands of Erstrepo Comics. Or is this novel about the 70s Dirty War?

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Contains desaparecidos, broken relationships, convincing teenagerness, the humor of families, tender descriptions of Buenos Aires, and some really compelling writing. This could have been a fantastic plot, but none of the characters are memorable and the “Bond” type of plotline from mom’s past is so grazed-over that it’s hardly worth entertaining.

He manages to find and reunite with him in Bariloche. Feb 02, astried added it Shelves: Call him, don’t call him, herofs him, don’t call him and why go to France searching for your grandparents when you know you won’t find them because they are still living in Argentina?

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Demasidaos. Nunca pense que los dialogos pudieran contar una historia con tanta claridad. The fact that this particular resistance group doesn’t take any violent measures is a wonderful device for Laura to focus on the social aspects of this time, the feelings of fear and mistrust, the unability to express disagreement, the subtle things that could tell you what do people really think about what is happening.

Anticipaba una novela profunda que me iluminara sobre la guerra sucia en Argentina. Showing of 7 reviews. The boy grew up without the father, and so they have come back to Argentina to find him. Lorenza persuades Ramon to shift to Colombia when they get a baby.

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