A quattro mani

A quattro mani Il luglio Stan Laurel dopo l ennesima delusione amorosa decide di prendersi una sbornia colossale in Messico Il giorno dopo a Parral e assiste ubriaco fradico all assassinio di Pancho Vill

  • Title: A quattro mani
  • Author: Paco Ignacio Taibo II Pino Cacucci Gloria Corica
  • ISBN: 9788878181731
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Il 19 luglio 1923 Stan Laurel, dopo l ennesima delusione amorosa, decide di prendersi una sbornia colossale in Messico Il giorno dopo a Parral e assiste, ubriaco fradico, all assassinio di Pancho Villa 1990 due giornalisti, uno messicano e uno gringo, lavorano a quattro mani su intricati complotti internazionali, mentre un ex agente della CIA ha creato lo Shit DepartmIl 19 luglio 1923 Stan Laurel, dopo l ennesima delusione amorosa, decide di prendersi una sbornia colossale in Messico Il giorno dopo a Parral e assiste, ubriaco fradico, all assassinio di Pancho Villa 1990 due giornalisti, uno messicano e uno gringo, lavorano a quattro mani su intricati complotti internazionali, mentre un ex agente della CIA ha creato lo Shit Department, l ufficio clandestino in cui si inventano sottili menzogne giornalistiche che inquinano la politica mondiale Biancaneve e i sette nani, le Tigri di Monpracem, anarchici spagnoli, il nipote di Trotzkij, agenti segreti e narcotraficanti in un mix di finzione e realt.

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    1. In spite of the deceptive complexity, the plot of Paco Ignacio Taibo II's Four Hands is actually very simple. It is the colorful yet believable characters and the playful and witty telling that makes the novel very engaging.The story is simply about how the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tried to frame a Sandinista Minister who had a significant role in the struggle against dictator Somoza, spread disinformation, and demoralize the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. This occurs in the backgr [...]

    2. "Llevando ya varios libros del autor puedo afirmar que esta novela se aleja mucho de lo que nos tiene acostumbrados. Lo que llevaría a muchos a tomar distancia. Y sí, puedo secundar esa acción. No es un libro complicado pero tampoco es tan sencillo como las decenas que le preceden. No es difícil de leer pero sí de ver en un contexto general y poder definir el camino a seguir. Los personajes son geniales y te encariñas fácilmente, pero de la misma manera te pierdes y cuesta engancharlos un [...]

    3. this book is HELLA fun. bungling CIA agents are the bad guys (like in real life, right?). a pair of Mexican and American Jewish journalists, and a pair of old comrades- a Spanish anarchist and Ukranian (? i might be remembering wrong) communist- are the good guysrow in some references to Laurel and Hardy, a PhD student with outlandish dissertation topics, and a pirate story within the story, and you have a great book.

    4. Excellent read. As you are reading this, you find yourself wondering how on earth it all ties. together. This is well done, and ties together quite well, although I must admit I am tempted to put this on re-read list to see I I figured it out correctely.

    5. I was given this novel by a fan of Taibo’s oeuvre, and I wanted to thank his generosity by doing the novel justice, reading carefully and attentively. Unfortunately, I was in the midst of personal chaos (making a permanent move from one continent to another), and I jerkily proceeded in fits and starts through the novel over the course of four days, never being able to read for longer than 30 minutes. This created something of mental strobe effect, a disjointed perception of what appears to be [...]

    6. I 'm not really a fan of detective or crime novels. Although when it happens to read these kind of books I have this problem. I like almost most of them, just a few seem uninteresting to me, and less make me love them. Unfortunately this one was one of them which didn't manage to impress me. I had this book many days next to my bed, and when I was taking it to my hands for reading it was very easy for me to put it down after a few pages or paragraphs. It's not a really easy reading I think, and [...]

    7. Πραγματικά περίπλοκο. Αδυνατούσα να συλλάβω πως όλοι αυτοί οι ήρωες θα δέσουν, θα γίνουν συστατικά της ίδιας συνταγής. Και όμως, έγινε! Από τα μυθιστορήματα που σε κάνουν να αναρωτιέσαι ποιο μυαλό μπορεί να συλλάβει τέτοια πολυπλοκότητα (και στον αντίποδα γιατί το δικό σου [...]

    8. THIS is fantastic crime/espionage novel even if you need a degree in central american revolutionary history to truly follow. Taibo II is so intelligent it hurts and the dexterity with which he ties together disparate arcs is a wonder to behold. Four Hands is a bit of a patchwork, and with the abundance of characters and histories it can be daunting, but I quickly became addicted to each of the story lines and found them all rewarding threads in and of themselves. But in that sense I almost had t [...]

    9. A very innovative and clever setting for a novel though I find it hard to follow all the information given and I found,many times, myself lost in the traces of narration after one day of reading pause. I have enriched my knowledge on Latin America politics through personal research insprired by the novel.

    10. Another book that requires close attention, as the rather short chapters change viewpoint frequently, but this layered novel by one of Mexico's premier novelists is worth it.It starts with Stan Laurel observing the assassination of Pancho Villa in 1923, and gets stranger.

    11. Maestro de maestros. Estilo envidiable y disfrutabilísimo. Una parte lo leí en un jacuzzi en una terraza en Vernon (silver star) con una Kokanee en la mano después de la carrera ciclista 24 horas de adrenalina.

    12. my smart friend josh macphee told me to read this- thanks josh. if you find conspiracies interesting, read this.

    13. For Taibo's lovers only: a bit confusing plot, needs to focus on to get it right. On the other hand, it is to brilliantly written, that everything falls into place, in the end.

    14. Me gustaría que usted lo viera así. La mente es una cárcel, la sociedad frecuentemente es una estructura carcelaria y usted ha propuesto la fuga universal. (Lucius Kellerman) p. 290

    15. i forget what number taibo ii book this is for me. file under meta-speculative-historical-dectective novel.

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