E–pub (Los informantes) Por Juan Gabriel Vásquez

I made it 34 of the way through this book Another reviewer used the term soldiered on and it s an apt description of my own exhaustion Characters refuse to come to life surprising tragic turns Frost at Midnight fail to be tragic or surprising endless episodes of constipated reflectionail to move either the mind or the imagination Written with an obvious and deliberate intensity it succeeds in being intensely inert It appears to have been written by an unfortunately articulate zombie From Gabriel V suez s The Informers annoyed me at times It sagged in the middle but is beautifully written and engaging enough to continue on The plot centers on Colombia during and just after World War II as Germans both Jews and Nazis arrived and sought refuge The main character Gabriel Santoro published a book on the topic based on the story of a Princess Baby, Night-Night familyriend His The Pentagon Papers: Making History at the Washington Post father aamous professor of rhetoric trashed the book publicly and the novel is about Gabriel gradually understanding whyColombia had US provided blacklists Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution for Nazi sympathizers which is critical to the story Oneamily in particular was informed on and the ather s career and life destroyed The overarching theme is that we choose to say some things and keep other things hidden and that words or the absence of them have tremendous and sometimes terrible conseuences imprisonment murder suicide That sounds banal but V suez is very absence of them have tremendous and sometimes terrible conseuences imprisonment murder suicide That sounds banal but V suez is very at avoiding cliches and weaving it into the extreme "violence of Colombian political history Jorge Eli cer Gait n is a recurring reference Gabriel constantly has to ace a " of Colombian political history Jorge Eli cer Gait n is a recurring reference Gabriel constantly has to ace a rom many different people You oblige people to know what they might not want to know Why p 275 He has no good answer. Cuando el periodista Gabriel Santoro publicó su primer libro no pensó ue la crítica más destructiva uera a ser escrita por su propio padreEl tema parecía inofensivo la vida de una mujer alemana ue llegó a Colombia poco antes de la Segunda Guerra Pero el padre de Santoro se sintió traicionado ¿Por ué En el libro hay algo ue Santoro no había previsto Entre las Nini frases se esconde un secretoAhora Santoro ha empezado a descubrir cuál es Mientras se interna en el corazón de la vida de su padre mientras revela los secretos del presente otras cosas irán saliendo a la luz lasormas en ue la guerra ue ocurría al otro lado del mar invadió la vida de uienes estaban de este lado; los sucesos de la década de los cuarenta ue en Colombia «destruyeron I Love My Dad (Disney Princess) familias trastocaron vidas arruinaron destinos»Los informantes es una apasionante historia de traiciones privadas y públicas de tensionesamiliares ue abarcan a toda una sociedad Pero es sobre todo un examen sin concesiones de uno de los episodios más ambiguos y menos explorados de la historia colombiana recienteReseñas«Una poderosísima historia.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez ↠ 1 SUMMARY

Th and Central America which look So Much Like First World But much like the Flight, Vol. 7 first world but is notThe story is set within the German and Jewish diaspora to Latin America and involves the decision to imprison many German immigrants including nationalized citizens in concentration camps during World War II While there is not a natural inclination toeel pity or the descendants of that most destructive race at that horrible moment in history the author movingly tells the tale of some of those poor souls who like most Japanese Americans were done a grave injustice The interactions between the German Jews and their Gentile countrymen are ascinating since they largely ignored the inconvenient act that the Holocaust was occurring across the ocean and instead ocused on their common immigrant experience which is hard to describe but so Camp Rex familiar to myirst generation lifeThe story is also about the constant betrayals which routinely occur in our lives between athers and sons lovers riends and total strangers It uestions whether you can ever really know or trust anyone and whether anyone could really trust you if you were completely honest with them about yourself and all the things you have said and done Is honesty really the best policyThe writing is excellent if often lengthy and without convenient punctuation paragraphs or pauses But this makes it all the effective since it seems so natural like you are listening to your own mother sister or Touch of Enchantment friend confess their sins or complicity in some great offense As a result the book creates aeeling of extreme honesty which is increasingly rare in literature or anywhere else today probably or good reasonHighly recommende. Con un comunista de Philip Roth Los informantes ha dado con el cauce idóneo para advertir ue en el juego de profanar la memoria histórica vale cualuier trampa» Javier Aparicio El País Madrid«Similar a La mancha humana en orma trampa» Javier Aparicio El País Madrid«Similar a La mancha humana en orma personalidad la novela también es parecida en su intención a Austerlitz la obra maestra de W G Sebald y éste no es un elogio peueño Una excelente novela de un nuevo escritor» Jessica Nero Waterstone’s Books uaterly Reino Unido« Una impresionante novela de traición venganza y redención» Sebastian Shakespeare The Literary Review Londres«Vásuez demuestra dominio de la técnica y el lenguaje El examen de las consecuencias ue un solo acto puede tener no sólo para el ue lo comete sino también por efecto dominó para los demás nos trae al territorio de Expiación de Ian McEwan Su segura construcción narrativa y el vívido retrato de un amplio abanico de personajes construyen un relato extraordinario» Nick Caistor The Guardian Londres«Brillante novela literaria sobre la culpa y la pena y el arte o la necesidad de olvidar Esto es literatura en su estado más pur. ,
The last part of the book is worth getting to as the characters try to make sense of why some people choose to say some things and refuse to say others Although I was not as crazy about The Informers as I was about some of Vasuez s other novels it included the gifts of ascinating history and character development that Vasuez has displayed in The Sound of Things Falling Reputations and The Shape of the Ruins I read Juan Gabriel Vasuez s The Informers as Part Of My Around of my Around World in 80 Books challenge Pee Wee Scouts treasury (Pee Wee Scouts, for the country of Colombia It has been so highly reviewed and I was very much lookingorward to it particularly so when I read Nicole Krauss thoughts I ound it uite intriguing at irst but it certainly took me a little while to get into the low of the prose Whilst the novel is both well written and translated I did not really eel compelled to read on whenever I put it down At no point did I actually High Heat feel as though The Informers grabbed me it constantly had aeeling of detachment despite the irst person narrator The sections seemed uite disjointed in that all of Them Felt Separate From One felt separate rom one For me The Informers did not uite come together and I am oscillating at around the 25 star mark as its rating If you have not been to Latin America you really should go It can be hot or cold jungle or desert urban or Rural Spanish Or Portuguese Spanish or Portuguese or Indigenous or any infinite number of other variables However the one constant everywhere is the eeling that anything could happen at any time and none of it would surprise you in the least This book captures that uniue eeling which the author attributes to Colombia but really exists everywhere in Sou. Sobre los años inmediatamente posteriores a la Segunda Guerra Mundial Los informantes es testimonio de la riueza de la imaginación de Vásuez así como de la elegancia y sutileza de su prosa» Mario Vargas Llosa«Una vuelta de tuerca a la violencia colombiana para mostrarnos su aspecto más insólito y desconocido Ficción y realidad se entremezclan como nunca en una novela perturbadora y apasionante» Alfredo Bryce Echeniue«Un estudio brillante y aterrador» John Banville«Para uien ya haya leído las obras completas de Gabriel García Máruez y esté a la busca de un nuevo novelista colombiano Los informantes de Juan Gabriel Vásuez es un magnífico descubrimiento» Colm Tóibín«Una de las mejores y más auténticas novelas escritas por un autor colombiano en los últimos tiempos» Diego Gándara ué leer Barcelona«La lectura histórica ue brota de un conflicto personal el paisaje de ondo de una caza de brujas en los aledaños de la Segunda Guerra el anatismo político y un secreto merodeando en la biografía del protagonista son aspectos ue sustentan la afinidad de esta novela con Me casé. Los informantes