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Negreros (Piratas #2)
Tras el éxito de Piratas, Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa continúa esta serie de novelas con Negreros. Celeste Heredia recoge el testigo de su hermano Segastián y fleta un galeón para luchar contra el tráfico de negros. La historia, que empieza en el Caribe, tiene un desenlace extraordinario e inesperado en el mismísimo corazón de África, con Celeste al frente de un ejército de m ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Plaza & Janes Editores, S.A.
(first published 1996)
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Aug 09, 2010 Alasse rated it did not like it
I'd like to begin this review by making something very clear: I'm not a book snob. I love genre fiction - I don't mind reading some dignified trash every now and then, and I enjoy it. But this book was really, really bad. It wasn't even the story – it was the writing itself. Vázquez-Figueroa uses the same expressions over and over again, sometimes twice or more per paragraph. Also, there's things like “too ill-fated” and “almost immense” ambushed where you least expect them to be. I'm not talkin ...more
For some reason I found this book particularly irritating. It is way overwritten, with pretty unnatural dialogues. Then we have a heroine that is basically unbelievable in all aspects. She basically grabs her father's fortune and starts doing with it as she likes, and her father lets her get away with it... in the 18th century! Not only that, but then all the men she deals with also accept her "authority". There were so many things wrong that it would take too long to note them here. It will tak ...more
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 ...moreMore about Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa
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