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O Sorriso Do Lagarto
João Ubaldo Ribeiro
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O Sorriso Do Lagarto

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  104 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Against the backdrop of the Brazilian coast, a disenchanted biologist and various other unusual characters wind up searching together for an explanation for the strange changes in the local flora and fauna. By the author of An Invincible Memory.
Paperback, 364 pages
Published 1998 by Editorial Caminho (first published 1989)
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A strange book, but I liked it mostly (but you should know I'm easy to please). If you like Brazil, you'll appreciate this book. It's about a corrupt public health officer and what he learns about some strange genetic testing that's taking place in the area. It touches a little on the religious and supernatural, and it gets a little weird and preachy at the end. Not sure if I recommend this one.
Carlos Silva
Três estrelas, uma pela história, outra por tudo aquilo que não se espera que aconteça, e a última pelas ótimas descrições de cenas "especiais". :D
I brought this book from Brazil, read it in portuguese and bought an english translation so Jack could read it too. It is a critical look at the corruption at many different levels. The writing is wonderful. I hope the translation keeps the same tone.
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Jornalista, escritor e argumentista brasileiro nascido a 23 de Janeiro de 1941, na Ilha de Itaparica, Baía. Estreou-se como jornalista em 1957 no Jornal da Bahia. Estudou Direito na Universidade Federal da Baía e, enquanto estudava, participou na edição de jornais e revistas e numa colectânea de contos editada pela universidade em 1961. Em 1963 escreveu o seu primeiro romance, Setembro não faz sen ...more
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