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Όνομα ταυρομάχου

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this is an alternate cover edition - ISBN 10: 9607073274

Οι θησαυροί που κλάπηκαν από τους Ναζί κατά τον Δεύτερο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο βγαίνουν στην επιφάνεια μετά την πτώση του τείχους του Βερολίνου. Ένα απάνθρωπο κυνηγητό αρχίζει. Η Στάζι, οι πρώην ναζί, οι ασφαλιστικές εταιρείες, τα μεγάλα συμφέροντα, και ένας λατινοαμερικάνος που το όνομά του θυμίζει ταυρομάχο...
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Paperback, 202 pages
Published 2003 by Opera (first published January 1st 1994)
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Gregory
From http://weeksnotice.blogspot.com/2011/...

If you like Paco Ignacio Taibo II, then you may well like Luis Sepúlveda's The Name of a Bullfighter. In fact, Sepúlveda thanks his friend Taibo. The book is so similar in style: hardboiled crime fiction that is much more intent on evoking images, even very political ones, than on creating intricate plots. What makes Sepúlveda intriguing is that his theme is Chile as it moved from dictatorship to democracy, and that makes the book darker than Taibo's....more
Belen
Hasta ahora y solo me queda por acabar Historia de una gaviota, la otra de gatos y Un viejo... que srá la última que lea... a lo que iba, la que más me ha gustado.

Es una novela negra de lo más entretenida. Ignoro qué condiciones hay que cumplir para que una novela se considere negra así que ennumero: hay un misterio, un detective de vuelta de todo con un fondo moral a prueba de bombas porque el hombre trabaja y vive como un asceta para mantener a un amor desgraciado (no cuento nada), vive en los...more
Charlaralotte
Okay, so the guy is named after Hemingway's bullfighter. I'm going to need a little more information to find that fascinating....

As an assassin/mystery/detective/WWII story, it is uninteresting. Though this could have been fixed by reorganizing the sequencing of several chapters. Right now, the audience is far ahead of the narrator, and it becomes rather tedious to wait for the characters to catch up to what we know.

What I did find interesting were the bits about modern-day racism in Germany. He...more
Carlos Barradas
Não me lembro de ter alguma vez relido um livro! Escolhi este (comprado em 1999) para retonar a este magnífico prazer, após ausência demasiado prolongada de talvez um ano.
O universo Sepúlveda, desta vez pela mão de Belmonte, leva-nos ao ambiente secreto do após queda Muro de Berlim, em busca de um tesouro escondido pelos nazis, na argentina. Além disso, Sepúlveda analisa de forma brilhante a decadência e queda dos regimes ditatoriais, sob o vento da nova esperança que libertou países como os do...more
Doreen
This book fascinated me. I am a huge fan of political thrillers but I also received a history lesson in Chile's tormented past. I highly recommend this writer. In translation, the prose is lovely and lively. The plot quite consuming.
Carlos Martínez anderson
EL final de la segunda guerra mundial es el principio de esta historia. Donde el robo de un tesoro ha sido tejido por la amistad, pero roto por la búsqueda implacable de un ex-marxista y ex-stasi.
Nathaniel
This has nothing in common with "The Old Man Who Read Love Stories." Every character is either a tough as nails mercenary, a complete push over or a corrupt and powerful overlord. From start to finish it feels like a horrible screenplay; you wouldn't guess that Sepulveda can tell a story with charm, innocence and memorable detail.

When I retrieve my copy of the book, I'll add a few quotes to illustrate the "hard-boiled" internal monologue of the protagonist. That should be enough to put anyone of...more
Writerlibrarian
Totally different from The Old Man Who Read Love Stories. Sepulveda wrote a noir, hard boiled post-Berlin wall treasure hunt with characters that have nothing or very little to lose. Hard, rough but smart characters. Hard men that spent their lives fighting, plotting, surviving. The lead character is as dangerous as the rest of them but still has a tiny part of his soul alive somewhere inside. Sepulveda writes compelling characters, he shows you, doesn't tell you. You go along for the last ride...more
David Rush
Hot off the heels of reading his first novel I decided to grab this thriller by Sepúlveda. A good book although it doesn't have quite the charm of The Old Man Who Read Love Stories but still interesting.

Aside from saying I liked it I don't have too much to say. Well, I guess I noticed the recurring references to torture and failed socialist revolutions and I wondered how much of Sepúlveda's life was on display.

I have two more books on hold a the public library of his, one a children's book and...more
La Stamberga dei Lettori
Durante gli anni della seconda guerra mondiale due guardie carcerarie tedesche sognavano di poter ricominciare una nuova vita nell'"ultimo angolo promettente del pianeta", la Terra del Fuoco. Per pagarsi il viaggio decisero di rubare un tesoro: una collezione di monete d'oro che si trovava nelle mani dei nazisti. Solo una delle due guardie riesce però a raggiungere la meta e passerà la vita ad attendere l'arrivo dell'amico senza mai toccare il tesoro...



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I.P.
Não foi dos meus preferidos de Spúlveda mas a qualidade e simplicidade da escrita continuam a fazer dele um dos meus escritores favoritos.

Neste livro o autor presenteia-nos, como lhe é habitual, com reflexões profundas sobre as ideologias da Alemanha nazi e da ditadura no Chile. Não esqueçamos que o próprio Sepúlveda fez parte da guarda pessoal do presidente Salvador Allende até ao golpe militar de Pinochet, altura em que teve de abandonar o Chile.

É um livro interessante e que se lê facilmente.
Marta Martins
Not the best Sepúlveda, I've got to say. Kind of boring and a bit senseless. Still this writer can't really write badly so it's always an enjoyable read.
Emre
Bu kitabı okumak yerine, vaktinizi daha nitelikli kitaplarla geçirin. Gerek kurgu gerekse dil anlatım ve üslup açısından vasat bir kitap.
Tara
Glenn-friendly. Same man who wrote Old Man Who Read Love Stories but totally different material and style.
Johnny
Was alright. A suspense-less suspense novel, if you will.
Chiara
Juan Belmonte have to find a old gold treasure!
José
Normalzinho, o autor tem bem melhor.
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Luis Sepúlveda is a Chilean writer, film director, journalist and political activist.

He studied theatre production at the National University. In 1969, Sepúlveda was given a five-year scholarship to continue his drama studies at the Moscow University, but it was withdrawn after five months on account of 'misconduct' (he attended a party with a Politburo Officer's Wife, which was considered high of...more
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