Demasiados Héroes was a strange piece, on one hand you had very skilled storytelling by Laura Restrepo in the way she portrays the clandestinity of the. 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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One of the back cover blurbs compares the novel to Kiss of the Spider Woman or Waiting for Godot, but it lacks either of those works’ confidence in letting the dialogue speak for itself without having to lay everything out for us.

Sep 09, Natasha rated it liked it. Posted by viswanathan at 7: Jun 30, Bill rated it liked it.

It’s been a while since I’ve read lauta latin american novel. In her words, this was the beginning of the fall of the dictatorship. Otra vez Laura Restrepo buscando, buscando! Just laaura moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Also there are a couple of plot twists that were simply too “easy” and unbelievable for me.

Yet, the search for Ramon, and the telling of the couple’s past, drives the story, turns the pages.


No Place For Heroes

He manages to find and reunite with him in Bariloche. Es una buena novela, en su contexto es honesta y resalta la calidad humana y literaria de la autora. 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 herows entertaining.

The novel brings out the dark period of the Dirty War in Argentina when thousands of people ‘disappeared’, exiled, tortured and killed.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Mother and son fight, but not with any profundity.

Demasiados héroes / To Many Heroes by Laura Restrepo | : Books

Restrepo’s novel parallels two plots: I think something must have been lost in the translation of the book. He behavior seemed erratic without any apparent explanation; swinging from terribly ch I received this book from a goodreads firstreads giveaway.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It doesn’t help that he already knows half of the story beforehand, it helps even less that there’s little reason for him to not know just the half of it.

Restrepo has depicted the typical Argentine Macho spirit through Ramon’s emotional, reckless, moody, mysterious and adventurous character. I’m only half joking.

In it was the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. However, it is the presentation of the resistance itself and the fear in whic Restrepo’s novel parallels two plots: Aug 18, Randal rated it liked it Shelves: If I hadn’t won this book and felt obligated demasiaods finish it I would have put it down after the first hour of reading.


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Demasiados héroes / To Many Heroes

He desperately wants to meet him and get to know who this mysterious man in his life is. Geroes, it held my interest but it jumped around too much resteepo focused too much for me on this story with Mateo, her son, who I found to be an immature and pretty much annoying character. In the end, they begin to come to a more truthful understanding of each other and their human condition.

Either way, not for me. 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.

And the writing has sparkling moments, like this nested paragraph: