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O Homem Que Matou Getúlio Vargas: Biografia De Um Anarquista

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  593 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Uma biografia imaginária de Dimitri Borja Korozec, um anarquista especializado em assassinatos políticos, que se caracteriza por uma espantosa dificuldade em atingir as metas às quais se propõe. Sua 'propensão natural pela catástrofe' fará dele eternamente o homem certo na hora errada. Porém, não lhe falta perseverança e ele vai mudando de cidade e de país, sempre ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published 1998 by Companhia Das Letras
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Paul
Sep 04, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable little adventure that peters out a tad towards the end.
Leonardo Segura
Engraçadíssimo do começo ao final. O que mais me agrada é como o autor consegue unir fatos históricos à ficção com tanta imaginação. Depois que você começa, não consegue parar de ler!
Gordana
simpaticna i s puno humora ;)
allimo
Apr 22, 2016 allimo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to allimo by: Dani H.
This book is supposed to be funny, but it just reads like a Looney Tunes cartoon. All the "humor" is over-the-top slapstick physical comedy, with little authorial effort put into actual wit. This book is supposed to be historical, but it reads like the author Googled a few famous names from the time period and randomly inserted them into various chapters for little to no reason.

The main character is somehow inexplicably a genius (who speaks every language and is a crack shot with every gun), an
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Jim Fonseca
Sep 06, 2015 Jim Fonseca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s hard to bring comedy to the theme of assassination but this novel pulls it off quite successfully. Our hero, or, more properly, anti-hero, is Dmitri, born in Serbia in the early 1900’s to a Brazilian émigré mother. He goes to “assassin school” (I guess the equivalent of community college back then). And did I mention he has six fingers on each hand? The comedy begins when he is one a dozen assassins trying to take out Archduke Ferdinand in 1914. Dmitri’s sixth finger jams in the gun and he ...more
Tony
I have a weakness for picaresque novels, and so picked up this one about a Serbo-Brazillian anarchist assassin with great anticipation. It tells the story of Dmitiri, a 12-fingered boy with a gift for languages and a childhood in a Balkan circus at the start of the 20th century. Like Zelig (or Forest Gump, take your pick), he moves across continents and in and out of the fringes of history, a part of major events, but always just out of the frame, or slightly out of focus (quite literally -- the ...more
Lamski Kikita
Aug 29, 2012 Lamski Kikita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dimo, of a Brazilian mother and Bosnian father, and a half castrati, leaves home as a teenager to fulfill his destiny, marked by the twelve fingers he was born with, to become as assassin: an anarchist assassin out to rid the world of tyrants. He goes down a path where at every turn he makes, murder and mayhem is left behind; but not by his hands, to his utmost disappointment. From causing World War I to Fargas' suicide, from Bosnia to Chicago, Dimitri comes oh so close to fulfilling his destiny ...more
Adriana Fogaça
Jul 04, 2013 Adriana Fogaça rated it it was amazing
O Homem Que Matou Getúlio Vargas.
Jô Soares.
1999.

Sou mega suspeita para escrever qualquer coisa sofre os livros do Jô Soares. Sou completamente alucinada, apaixonada pelos textos deste comediante, entrevistador e autor. Posso até ter alguma ressalva a fazer ao entrevistador, agora o autor é simplesmente maravilhoso.

A palavra chave deste livro é HILÁRIO, não há outra forma de classificar este texto. Fiquei parecendo uma louca, lendo e rindo ao mesmo tempo. Ainda bem que procurei ler dentro de casa
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Joe
Jan 31, 2016 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A tragicomedy for history nerds. This tale of the world's most charming and hapless assassin, Forrest Gump as a twelve-fingered Serbian-Brazilian anarchist out to rid the world of tyrants, is a rake gag of a book, and I suspect a lot of folks will find it repetitive. Personally I got a lot of laughs out of the journey of seeing how things would go sideways on Dimo this time. As it goes on there's also hints of a Panglossian figure sadly stuck on a dream that's never going to come true and giving ...more
Rafael da Silva
Mais uma vez Jô Soares nos brinda com uma história de suspense e mistério, uma história que a História se esqueceu de contar. Um personagem que se esconde nos meandros da História tradicional (e sem graça), desde a Bósnia, passando pela França, EUA até chegar no Brasil e quase evitar que a História (como nós conhecemos)se concretizasse. Um (quase) responsável por tudo que aconteceu no Velho e no Novo Mundo desde 1914 até 1954, 40 anos de aventuras e "fracassos".

Uma história que faz a História fi
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Mshelton50
After reading Jo Soares's "A Samba for Sherlock," I was really looking forward to tackling "Twelve Fingers." It's a whirlwind ride through the first half of the 20th Century, with his bumbling protagonist Dimitri Borja Korozec, a half-Serbian, half-Brazilian anarchist. For some reason, I didn't find it quite as appealing as "Samba," perhaps because so much of the novel takes place outside Brazil. Still a fun read.
Gláucia Renata
Jul 03, 2014 Gláucia Renata rated it did not like it
Comprou e começou tem que acabar.

Graças a esse lema consegui chegar ao fim desse péssimo livro, o segundo que li do autor. O outro, igualmente ruim, apenas um pouquinho menos pior por aprendermos um pouco sobre o Rio de Janeiro colonial. Jô Soares deve ter meio que achado a mesma coisa, já que desistiu após mais um ou dois livros depois.
Moureco
Mar 10, 2015 Moureco rated it it was ok
Paródia de uma biografia, e de todo o género biográfico, este livro é mais divertido do que 'O Xangô de Baker Street'. As aventuras do personagem principal são do mais rocambolesco que se possa imaginar. Alguns trechos são de rir às lágrimas, mas o resultado final não excede as expectativas... Três estrelas, portanto.
Mita
Jul 15, 2008 Mita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: your mummy & daddy
Recommended to Mita by: Ronny
Hihihihihi thanks to Ronny for lending me this book...
Baru sampe halaman 24 siiii...

Quite light, funny n' also meaningful book

It's fun to read it... :)

Seeppp... selesai!

What a clumsy Anarchist Dimo is!
Marina Coelho
A escrita de Jô Soares é muito leve e cómica, como já nos tem vindo a habituar. No entanto, dos policiais que li, este foi o que menos me prendeu.
Ainda assim, não deixa de ser um bom livro, fácil de ler, leve.
Edgar Coelho Inouye
Feb 17, 2013 Edgar Coelho Inouye added it
Recommends it for: unoccupied people
Shelves: comedy, crime, historic
If you want to read one Jô Soares book, by far it is the best. When you are reading this work, you can realize that Soares did many researches to build the historical facts. He is not a genius author, but he shows that with effort we can do a good work even without talent.
Rose
May 12, 2010 Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like it so much right now! But the thing is I don't know half the people/places/events that are in it..... should get my brother to teach me some more history!

It took me a while to read... really long. Usually I'd swallow a book this size whole in only a few days. This took me nearly a month.
Željko Erceg
Izuzetno simpatičan roman, uz Borju i poznate ličnosti razdoblja prvog svjetskog rata. Dobra zabava :)
Juliana Maffia
jô Soares proves himself a very capable writer! This book's really fun to read and you almost feel sorry for the guy. I mean can't he do anything right? Loved it anyway!
Ald
Apr 29, 2012 Ald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book, in portuguese, was the one that pretty much showed me that reading could be fun.

it mixed fiction with history and comedy.

simply loved and have read it every four years.

great book!
Mariana Magalhães
Dec 24, 2013 Mariana Magalhães rated it really liked it
Shelves: já-li
O Jô é foda, suas histórias são sensacionais, ele faz parecer que elas realmente acontrceram, mas, na minha opinião, ele não faz um final tão bom quanto o resto do livro.
adri patamoma
Jul 06, 2012 adri patamoma rated it really liked it
dos livros que li do jô, este foi o que achei mais engraçado! literatura pura diversão, sem compromisso, bacana, e que ainda conta um pouquinho da história do brasil! gostei :-)
Fishface
Feb 06, 2016 Fishface rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, humor, ww1
Funny story of a man born with twelve fingers, who just can't get the hang of that anarchy thing. Oh well; his heart's in the right place, even if he can't use a pistol properly.
Carlos M.
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José Eugênio Soares, mais conhecido como Jô Soares, é um humorista, apresentador de televisão, escritor, artista plástico, diretor teatral e ator brasileiro.Nasceu em 16 de janeiro de 1938, no Rio de Janeiro. Filho do empresário paraibano Orlando Soares e da dona-de-casa Mercedes Leal, Jô queria ser diplomata quando criança. Estudou no Colégio São Bento do Rio de Janeiro e em Lausanne na Suíça, no ...more
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