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The Last Resort

2.75 of 5 stars 2.75  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Rafael Molinet Rojas, an inconspicuous Spaniard living in London, regrettably finds that there is nothing worth living for when his closest companion–his mother–dies. Hoping to make a dignified–and, although he won’t admit it, dramatic–exit from this world, Molinet plots his escape, picking an elegant setting for his suicide via sleeping pills: Morocco’s L’Hirondelle d’Or, ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by Random House Trade Paperbacks (first published 2005)
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John

Elderly, gay Spanish Londoner Rafael, knowing that there is nothing left in life for him, decides to spend a few weeks in a remote, luxury Moroccan hotel, then put an end to it all. Just before he departs, his gossipy niece tells himthe latest juicy details about a Spanish crime passionel, and when he arrives at the hotel just whom should he find there but the delectable widow everyone assumes killed her husband in that scandalous case. Slowly, slowly, glacially slowly, Rafael decides he might a
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Bookmarks Magazine

The Spanish Planeta Prize-winning author of Little Indiscretions has returned with a highly comic satire on a high-class murder. Yes, even the rich have their vendettas. Critics compare The Last Resort to Agatha Christie's whodunits, but Posadas adds in generous doses of commentary on etiquette, high society, and gossip (which, by the way, can kill). Don't look for deep emotions or expert problem-solving skills here; instead, Spaniards masquerade as Germans, Moroccans finagle business opportunit

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Lisa Buie-Collard
Just finished this. I liked the concept of this book even if it was a bit slow for me. The characters are very well developed and the scenes were well set. I wish the ending had been different, but that can happen in any genre. I've heard that perhaps her other book, Little Indiscretions, is better. Ms. Posadas writes VERY well in her descriptions and characterizations. I don't know if I'd recommend this book or not. That would be a personal choice.
Writerlibrarian
An interesting chasse-croisé. A few of the high society crowd finds themselves together in this high end resort. A gossip who intends to end his life, a recently widowed woman, a few illegitimate couples. All the ingredients are there for a recipe for murder, gossip and maybe, just maybe a little love.

A solid story that explores the consequences of rumors, gossip, morality and ethics in a very entertaining way.
Eli
Ugh. Shallow and empty without a proper ending, the only thing clever was the title.
Elizabeth
A psychological thriller, but not many thrills.
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Carmen Posadas (b. August 13, 1953, Montevideo) is a prize-winning Uruguayan author of books for children. She also writes for film and television.

Carmen Posadas nasceu em Montevideo, Uruguai, em 1953. Com uma trajectória de mais de vinte anos, depois de, em 1985, ter publicado Manual del perfecto arribista, escreveu ensaios, guiões para o cinema e televisão, livros juvenis e vários romances: Cinc
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