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El sabotaje amoroso

3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,590 Ratings  ·  145 Reviews
Presentamos ahora la segunda novela de Amélie Nothomb, y una de las mejores. Si en Metafísica de los tubos exploraba su singular autobiografía hasta los tres años en Japón, en El sabotaje amoroso recoge las conmovedoras vivencias de su infancia posterior en China. En el gueto de los diplomáticos, en Pekín, la narradora, que entonces tenía siete años, se enamora de una bell ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published April 28th 2003 by Anagrama (first published August 1993)
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MJ Nicholls
This Belgian who writes in French, was born in Japan and partly raised in China, writes fantastical novellas usually about precocious children who encounter self-imposed or external hardships in the nasty old world. I read this one for respite during The Tunnel but the choppy sentences and frustratingly twee intellectual humour made me less eager to pick it up. Nothomb claims the story (about a precocious seven-year-old member of Mao’s army who falls in love with a steely Chinese girl) is comple ...more
Marina
Jun 28, 2016 Marina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: real-life
Mene je ova priča bar dirnula i nasmijala. Definitivno najzanimljivija od svih Amelininih priča.
Bastet
Jun 08, 2015 Bastet rated it liked it
Suelo rehuir las novelas protagonizadas por niños, sobre todo si están escritas en primera persona, como es el caso de El sabotaje amoroso. A mi mejor amigo, un «nothómbfilo» declarado, le marcó especialmente la segunda novela de la belga; me picó la curiosidad y he caído.

No hace falta siquiera haber abierto un solo libro de Amélie Nothomb para darse cuenta de que no es que tenga mucho ego: lo suyo entra en la categoría de superego. Aparece retratada en muchas de las cubiertas de sus libros —y
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Rihab
Nov 24, 2012 Rihab rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I'm not very sure how this book made me feel. It's my second experience with Nothomb and I just find myself unable to describe her personality. It's like I'm standing in front of a huge labyrinth and someone is saying "Go get the cheese". But for God sake "I'M NOT SEEING THE CHEESE, I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE IT IS EVEN".
Nothomb's few pages are rich of ideas and sentiments, the way you feel that you just finished a 500 pages book. she doesn't explain too much, she doesn't repeat or rewrite any idea. I
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Quang Khuê
Nếu ai đã đọc Lời hứa lúc bình minh, chắc không thể quên cậu bé ăn giày để chứng tỏ một tình yêu vô bờ vô bến với người phụ nữ bé nhỏ. Nếu ai đã đọc Hủy hoại vì yêu, có lẽ cũng không thể quên cảnh cô bé chạy đến ngất xỉu vì hen suyễn để minh chứng một tình yêu có một không hai.

Có điều ăn giày thì chắc sẽ oách hơn là chạy việt giã. Điều đó cho thấy một chân lý: phái mạnh dễ đẩy tình yêu đến thái cực tâm thần hơn là phái yếu. Song có lẽ mọi tình yêu đều có phần của sự điên khùng trong đó, không th
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Roberto
Jul 12, 2015 Roberto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dopo aver letto con interesse Stupore e tremori, dove la Nothomb descrive il mondo del lavoro giapponese, mi ha incuriosito questo libro strano ma molto interessante dove l'autrice parla di alcuni anni della sua infanzia in Cina, mentre seguiva il padre diplomatico.

"Sabotaggio d'amore" è un libro strano perché sembra banale e invece racconta molte cose. Sembra lieve e invece a tratti è molto profondo. Sembra ironico, ma è anche serio.

Di cosa parla? Della Cina, vista con gli occhi di Amelie bambi
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Chetecut
Jul 28, 2013 Chetecut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
„Любовен саботаж” от Амели Нотомб (ИК „Колибри”, 2013) беше една от морските ми книжки. Знаех, че ще ми се услади. Амели Нотомб е една от големите ми слабости, за които казвам, че дори и някой ден да напишат нещо много лошо, пак няма да успеят напълно да ме разочароват. Но пък и с нея така и не мога да проверя тезата си, защото досега, от всички нейни книги, които съм прочела, никоя не ми е била безинтересна, обикновена, монотонна. Книгите на Амели са като взети от друга вселена. Винаги кратички ...more
Roberta
Jul 06, 2016 Roberta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tutto-nothomb
Non mi piace la Nothomb autobiografica, ho l'impressione si erga un po' troppo sul piedistallo. Credo riesca molto meglio quando le brutture, che descrive genialmente, vengono imputate a personaggi inventati.
Questa è la storia della sua permanenza in Cina da bambina, al seguito dei genitori ambasciatori. In un mondo già ampiamente supervisionato per gli adulti ai bambini rimane pochissimo spazio di manovra, anche fisico: sono confinati in un ghetto per gli occidentali. Tuttavia i genitori arriva
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Yossi
Jun 03, 2015 Yossi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5

En el recorrido autobiográfico de Nothomb hacemos parada en China. La pequeña futura escritora tiene 7 años y el cambio drástico que supone cambiar Tokyo por Pekín despierta su percepción, al principio contenida en los límites de la expresión infantil y poco a poco huyendo por las grietas de una inocencia que empieza poco a poco a resquebrajarse.

Niños de todas las edades, de todas las nacionalidades jugarán a la guerra. Durante tres años de batallas y estrategias la pequeña irá reencontrándos
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Dessislava
Jul 06, 2013 Dessislava rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Една от най-добрите книги на Амели Нотомб, преведени на български език дотук.

Разказът в ''Любовен саботаж'' се води от седемгодишната Амели, която по това време (началото на 70-те) живее в Китай. Некитайските семейства - френски, белгийски, италиански, български, албански... - обитават т.нар. ''гета'', където децата се организират на банди, за да играят на война. Естествено, най-логичният първоначален противник са германските деца.
Амели се прицелва в детската необходимост от насилие - в живота
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Cecily
A strange little book, recounting Nothomb's years, aged 5 to 8, living in a diplomatic compound in China in the 1970s. She assures us it's true in an afterword, but even allowing for the benefit of hindsight when adding facts and attributing thoughts to her younger self, some of the things she got up to seem implausible for one so young. She even says "I will never surpass my analytical achievements as a five-year-old", although that is partly in jest because she goes on to explain her early con ...more
Jennifer Ready
Feb 11, 2008 Jennifer Ready rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This amazing book is the self-told story of a seven-year-old girl's three years in China. Amelie (the narrator never says her name, but the author's note says that the story is all true and autobiographical, and none of the names have changed) is the child of Belgian diplomats. Born in Japan, she is convinced she is Japanese until her father is posted to China, where they live for three years in the 1970s. Diplomats' families in China are mainly housed in one ghetto, and the children are almost ...more
Liliana
Cuanta crueldad, belleza, inocencia puede haber en los niños y así, todo junto, hasta pareciera que la crueldad forma parte de la infancia. Esto me pareció este libro.

Me gustó:
-La "fealdad" de China
- Las trenzas largas y oscuras
- El amor apasionado de una niña de 7 años
- Elena, tan bella y tan cruel
- La guerra de San Li Tun
- Los vestidos blancos de Elena
- La oscura inocencia descrita por Nothomb
- La clasificación de las mujeres, los ridículos y las niñas
- La foto de Nothomb en la portada de Ana
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Cadao
Dec 25, 2015 Cadao rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know this is a special book but I don't like it
Hanki Nguyen
Đọc quyển này làm mình nhớ đến 2 quyển khác cũng sử dụng thế giới trẻ em mô phỏng người lớn. Đầu tiên là cái ác trong Chúa ruồi, sau đó là trẻ em trong sự quản lý mang tính chính trị trong Người truyền ký ức. Mình hoàn toàn ko thix tác phẩm này, mình muốn trẻ em chỉ là trẻ em, hồn nhiên và trong sáng như trong Khu vườn bí mật hay Khu vườn mùa hạ.
Христо Блажев
Деца воюват в Китай: http://knigolandia.info/book-review/l...

Отдавна ме подбутват да прочета някоя книга на Амели Нотомб, но все не се наканвах. Реших да го направя по време на последново “вечно дерби”, защото не вярвах, че дори и с тази розова корица може да има нещо по-трагично от случващото се на терена. Е, познах – мачът бе откровена пародия на футбол. От друга страна, “Любовен саботаж”, при цялата присъща шантавост и лекота, се оказа добро четиво, особено при факта, че Нотомб наистина е пре
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Isa Martínez
Dec 04, 2015 Isa Martínez rated it liked it
3'5
Tessa
Mar 31, 2015 Tessa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another of her autobiographical works. This one talks about her time spent in China.

Having little interaction with the chinese population and spending her time in the place destined for foreign diplomats she's soon convinced to join a most unusual war between the local kids. They play war against the germans children and I must say, kids can be the cruelest of persons. Some of the descriptions about the mixture of vomit and urine was really disgusting, but also the way they used it. I can't beli
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Fernanda
Curiosamente, me ha entretenido mucho este libro. Sin duda hay una coherencia perfecta con aquella niña de Metafísica de los Tubos, aún y cuando este libro es anterior al antes mencionado.

Esta historia me parece muy curiosa, niños en guerra, una niña enamorada de una belleza malvada y fría, una niña que cambió su centro del mundo por aquella hermosura Italiana. La lectura fue rápida, elocuente y a pesar de todo lo que pudiera ser egocéntrico, creo que es un libro donde Nothomb hace saborear a su
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Kaloyana
Без враг човекът е същество окаяно. Животът му е истинско изпитание, унило и тягостно несъществуване. Врагът, това е Месията. Самото му наличие е достатъчно, за да се задейства човешкото същество. Благодарение на врага злокобният инцидент, наречен живот се превръща в епопея. Така че Христос е бил прав да каже: "Обичайте врага си".


Винаги съм знаела, че животът на възрастните е безсмислен. От пубертета нататък съществуването не е нищо повече от епилог.


Приятелите бяха вид хора, в чиято компания чо
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Cucumber
Jun 21, 2013 Cucumber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me longer than expected to finish this book because I had to stop so often to write down all the things I wanted to quote. (I'm a big fan of Amélie Nothomb and how she uses the French language.)

I was actually worried by how much the story appealed to me. As mad or cruel or simply ridiculous some of it may seem to an outsider, the protagonist/narrator persuaded me - with the matter-of-fact tone in which children explain the world - that the events (view spoiler)
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Núria
Dec 28, 2007 Núria rated it really liked it
Me duele mucho reconocer que este es un buen libro, porque odié 'Antichrista' y lo odié tanto que esto incluso me llevó a odiar a Amelie Nothomb como persona(créedme, 'Antichrista' da motivos de sobra). Es un odio que no es ni medio normal. Pero, aunque me joda, 'El sabotaje amoroso' es bueno, realmente bueno. Pocas obras pueden describir de una forma tan certera y original lo que es la infancia y el amor no correspondido. Y encima de romperte el corazón en el buen sentido, la jodida, es diverti ...more
Asher Gabbay
Feb 10, 2016 Asher Gabbay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading Le Sabotage Amoureux by Amelie Nothomb (English title: Loving Sabotage). This is the second book I've read by Nothomb. The first was Fear and Trembling. [return][return]Nothomb's writing is simple and flowing, yet she manages to surprise the reader with deep insights into everyday situations and happenings. In Le Sabotage Amoureux she writes from the perspective of a small girl, daughter to a Belgian diplomat, growing up in the early 70s in Beijing, China.[return][return] ...more
Eva Lavrikova
Nov 19, 2014 Eva Lavrikova rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-have, favorites
Nemôžem si pomôcť, ale autobiografické/čiastočne autobiografické romány od Nothomb sú pre mňa spravidla omnoho silnejším čitateľským zážitkom ako tie fiktívne. A Milostná sabotáž je extrémne dobrým príkladom - Amélie má nefalšovaný talent bez zábran zobraziť svet detskými očami - bez zábran, úprimne a kruto, no najmä sebestredne. Patrí medzi tých, ktorí na svoje detstvo nezabudli - naopak si ho hýčka a aspoň podľa tohto románu považuje za jedno z najpodstatnejších období svojho života. Dokázala ...more
Andrew
Apr 11, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In 1974, I read neither Wittgenstein nor Baudelaire nor even The People’s Daily.

I read very little: I had far too much to do. Reading was fine for those underemployed creatures, the adults. They had to find something to occupy themselves.

As for me, I had important functions to attend to.

I had a horse that took three-quarters of my time.

I had crowds to awe.

I had a public image to maintain.

I had a legend to build.

And above all, there was the war: the terrible, epic war of the ghetto of San Li Tun.
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Lucie Lacoste
Le sabotage amoureux raconte une vision de la Chine communiste entre 1972 et 1975 par une enfant d'environ 7 ans. Avec les autres enfants de son quartier, elle poursuit la seconde guerre mondiale à sa manière. Elle tombe amoureuse, et cherche à se faire aimer en retour. C'est très bien écrit et j'ai vraiment adoré ce livre.

Quand je lis un Nothomb, j'ai l'impression de participer à une loterie, soit le livre est merveilleux soit le livre ne m'inspire pas du tout. Je suis contente d'avoir gagné.

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Loicleg
May 03, 2014 Loicleg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nothomb
Pas un des meilleurs Nothomb (du moins de ce que j'ai déjà lu). Amélie se perd parfois en conjoncture ce qui noie un peu le lecteur. De même beaucoup trop de répétitions à mon goût (sur la beauté d'Elena notamment)ce qui donne l'impression de ne pas avancer dans ce court écrit. En revanche l'intrigue principale mérite d'être lue et connue (pour le peu que l'on s'intéresse à la vie d'Amélie Nothomb) et l'on retrouve toute la finesse humaine de l'auteur.
Claudia Po
Jun 12, 2016 Claudia Po rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Come scrive l'autrice "un doppio esilio" di stranieri sradicati dal loro paese natale e ghettizzati dal paese ospitante. Poca Cina e poca Pechino: il comunismo non concede risposte ed é inutile domandare, al presente quanto al passato. Genitori presi più dalle missioni diplomatiche che dai propri figli i quali, lasciati al ghetto, si alleano con i vicini e inventano una legge per odiare i diversi. La guerra come diversivo dalla reclusione e dal regime ma anche come fuga dall'ozio infantile, le r ...more
Antonietta
E' il primo libro di questa autrice che leggo. Ricevuto in regalo, è stato una sorpresa veramente piacevole. Lo stile della Nothomb è particolare: durante le prime pagine sconcerta, poi incuriosisce, quindi diverte e infine affascina perché ricco di ironia, sarcasmo, sagacia, umorismo. Il racconto di fatto è l'autobiografia di un particolare periodo della sua infanzia; figlia di diplomatici, la cara Amélie da piccola ha girato il mondo e tra i 7 e i 10 anni ha vissuto a Pechino, o meglio nel ghe ...more
Kathleen Kosiec
I've loved all of Amelie's books, but this one just didn't do anything for me. Children at "war" in China, a childhood obsession with another girl; it was interesting, but wasn't as remarkable as her other books. This was surprising to me since I loved her other semi-autobiographical novels. I just found the children fighting and provoking each other with gross acts disturbing.
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