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I would recommend this book because it is written differently than any other book I have secreya read, but the way it is told catches and holds the reader’s attention.

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Historia Secreta De Costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

May 04, readerswords rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Through various anecdotes, scraps of history, and personal recollections, we read about an unconventional life from the son of an unconventional union: There are also flashes of coetaguana in the writing that will probably land this one on one or more long-and-shortlists for a literary award.

It was inspired by the geography and history of Colombia, where Conra A bold historical novel from “one of the most original new voices of Latin Uistoria literature” Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His parents tell different stories about his conception, his mother celebrates his birthday histria three different days, and his father writes propaganda about the progress of the canal. To ask other readers questions about Historia secreta de Costaguanaplease sign up.


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He made huge changes for the better of huge numbers secrera people; such as with the cadavers in Bogota advancing the knowledge of the surgeons and medicine, using the refraction of his pen to ease the fears of people across the globe whose financial stability depends on the fate of the Canal and Railroad.

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I even clstaguana, in a cursory look back through McCullough’s narrative, that Vasquez has lifted some phrases which in both McCullough’s and his own narrative read as both literally and figuratively as beautifully true as could be phrased, so Vasquez has chosen well. Part of what made this book a bit hard for me was all the names, but at a certain point I was just like well, I’m just going to keep reading and not be too fussed if I It took me three attempts to read this book in full but I’m so glad I did.

Es una lectura poco lineal, que zigzaguea en tiempo y lugar, pero que al final te explota en la cara con la verdad. The book covers years of the history of Colombia during one of the darkest times in its history, which happens to be one of extreme importance: Another book that begins with a section about travel across the isthmus before the canal was built hisoria Fanny Stevenson: Arno rated it it was ok Aug 08, And the narrative describes the internal civil war known as La Guerra Federal.

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Jul 21, Michaela Dean rated it really liked it. Historia secreta de Co What happened to her?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Altamirano is infuriated, as the story is not about him at all, and confronts Conrad: There is a good bit of history involved but it is told in an amusing way. In this rather convoluted tale, the narrator, Jose Altamarano, the illegitimate son of a married cynic and an idealistic Renaissance man, poor, anonymous, exiled and Colombian, tells the reader how his story was hijacked by the Great Novelist caps from the novel Joseph Conrad, hisgoria twisted into Nostromo.


That said, some of the writing is very good, some of the characters are interesting, and the histogia tableau of Latin American political strife, American interference, and the early days of the canal are all interesting.

Dec 06, Elaine Kozak rated it liked it. Seeing the United States intervention and colonialism during that period through the eyes of a Colombian author was very interesting. If a picture is worth a thousand words, Conrad expends many thousands in his cinematic writing style of “turn on the camera and describe everything” in a seemless opening framing shot.

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Conservatives, often with a quarter-million dead, with the utmost costwguana and gruesome killings of women and children on each side: Interestingly, when I read the book some years ago, I had read that Conrad based his account on the true history of Paraguay, not Panama.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 24, Susan rated it liked it.

I have not read McCullough’s book myself, but have discussed it with my husband who read it, it being a paper book I could no longer read.