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Rats ate his baby daughter while he partied in a disco. Now Horace "Horse" Mann is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Lima, Peru. Oh, and doing the odd favor for the CIA.

When his Agency contact, Pitt Waters, goes missing, Horse's desperate efforts to find his only friend lead him to a Buddhist ashram on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There Horse uncovers hi
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Paperback, 410 pages
Published December 21st 2012 by J.M. Porup (first published November 5th 2012)
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Betsy Hover
Feb 10, 2013 Betsy Hover rated it really liked it
It was a delight to receive this book from the Goodreads Giveaway! The Second Bat Guano War is a great read, depicting some of the less savory aspects of life and delves into the underbelly of a South American capital city. Author has a familiarity with the locale aspects and describes a vivid picture of the seamier side and dark history of Lima. The Author throws in some history lessons, explaining the legacy of bat guano and how it has shaped this part of South America, which peaked my ...more
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Jan 03, 2013 Col rated it really liked it
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Rats ate his baby daughter while he partied in a disco. Now Horace "Horse" Mann is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Lima, Peru. Oh, and doing the odd favour for the CIA.


When his Agency contact, Pitt Waters, goes missing, Horse's desperate efforts to find his only friend lead him to a Buddhist ashram on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There Horse uncovers his friend's involvement with a group of Gaia-worshipping terrorists who want to kill off the human "disease" infectin
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Cathy Smith
Nov 11, 2013 Cathy Smith rated it really liked it
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. This book was very interesting and made me not want to put it down at night. I just had to find out what was going to happen next! When I started it, I thought I was not going to like it much, but the more I got into the book and the plot, the characters grew on me and I really enjoyed the storyline. Horse is a great character, but I can't see how he can keep going on with all the abuse he does to himself. The plot does many twists and ...more
Shyam Sundar
Jul 27, 2013 Shyam Sundar rated it liked it
I was happy when I received this book from Goodreads Giveaways. This book delves deep into the psyche of a self-loathing drug addict, an anti-American expat, who unwittingly gets involved in international political conflicts. Porup's writing is sharp, his characters memorable, but it takes some time and patience to get through the first half. And at some places, it gets really tough to carry on reading it.
But, overall, it is a good book, with a tightly knitted plot and a satisfying and hearteni
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Christine
Mar 14, 2013 Christine rated it liked it
Porup does an outstanding job of vividly describing the desperation of addicts, and those who have lost hope. The words used to illustrate the various smells and characters that make up the book are often blunt, raw and dark. This book provides a putrid glimpse into the drug ridden underworld of South America.
Johann Coetzer
Dec 17, 2013 Johann Coetzer rated it really liked it
I won this book off goodreads here. though I have received it a bit late.
now I was quite surprised by this book. it did take me a while to get into reading the book, but in the end it did get me captivated, the author did manage to keep me captivated, though it is not really my tipe of book. A good read and I would say 4.5 out of 5
Maristela Rezende
Feb 15, 2013 Maristela Rezende rated it it was amazing
I received the book The Second Bat Guano War and was very happy. After reading, I saw that it is a historical novel, it tells the story of a city in South America, plunging the city's underworld are characters with cheerful and fun.
Shofi Choudhury
May 11, 2013 Shofi Choudhury rated it it was ok
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I don't want to give a review of this because this book dissapointed me and was not a good read.
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This is a truly strange story. I discovered only 2 errors, which is good, most books have more.
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How does technology change what it means to be human? J.M. Porup is a journalist and futurologist who studies how exponentially-increasing innovation disrupts the social and political order. He is also the CEO of the LatAm Startups Angel Funds, a Latin America-based accelerator focused on scaling startups globally. He has covered computer security for The Economist, Bitcoin for Bitcoin Magazine, ...more
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