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Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa
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Icaro

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El protagonista de Ícaro es un personaje real, el aventurero y pionero de la aviación Jimmie Angel (1899-1956). Héroe de la Primera Guerra Mundial, piloto personal de Lawrence de Arabia y compañero de escuadrilla del mítico Roland Garros, su afán aventurero le llevó a internarse, en 1937, en el corazón de la Guayana venezolana en busca de oro y allí descubrir uno de los pa ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published by Editorial Planeta, S.A. (Barcelona) (first published 1998)
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Jule
Feb 23, 2016 Jule rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Two men in the middle of Venezuela, searching for gold. Later, two men flying over Venezuela, for the same reason. Even later, the same again. And even later, a group of four people flying to one specific spot in Venezuela, still for the same reason. Basically the book in a nut-shell. Which should by no means indicate that it is bad! Quite the contrary.

Like Vázquez-Figueroa's "Tuareg", this is a declaration of love for the landscape and the pure, unconquered, dangerous nature - even though inst
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Vivian Herrera
Nov 08, 2015 Vivian Herrera rated it really liked it
Hermoso! Completamente hermoso.
La primera parte me pareció desgarradora, luego con la llegada de Ángel fue lo mucho que me reí, que gran combinación de personajes y que gran viaje fue.
Las los últimas sí me llenaron de una gran melancolía. ¿cómo algo que al principio me alegró tanto me hizo poner tan sentimental luego? Vázquez es bueno con esto, es el segundo libro que leo de el y me encanta.
Daniel
Nov 26, 2014 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Screw it, I'm five staring this. I had no idea what to expect when I started this, but it was recommended to me by someone special, so I gave it my all and it returned with more than gold (and diamonds).

The setting is interesting, even though it doesn't focus on anything I normally read about or deal in.

The character relations is where it tops for me. It creates bonds and encounters, that you wish it was yourself, which is quite a feat.

At the moment I think I might be too far sucked into it t
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Carlos
May 15, 2010 Carlos rated it really liked it
Excelente historia sobre Jimmy Angel y el descubrimiento del salto. Bastante acertada desde el punto de vista histórico. ALguna escena pasada de mano en lo sensual pero por lo general muy entretenida.
Ricardo
Jun 03, 2008 Ricardo rated it really liked it
Historia de Jimmy Angel y su encuentro con el salto que lleva su nombre.
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Vázquez-Figueroa and his family fled from the Canary Islands to Africa during the Spanish Civil War. Since his youth, he visited the Sahara and described the culture of the desert region. He attended the studios of the Escuela Oficial de Periodismo de Madrid in a part of 1962 and worked in the Destino specials. He was a war correspondent in La Vanguardia, for TVE (Televisión Española) and for the ...more
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