Leí Los Ejércitos, de Evelio Rosero, y para ir al grano sin dar muchas vueltas mi resumen es: tienen que leerla. En medio de tanta novela urbana, esta historia. Buy Los Ejercitos (Fabula (Tusquets Editores)) by Evelio Rosero from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and. The Armies Evelio Rosero (trans. Anne McLean). New Directions, pp. There is a moment in the film Werckmeister Harmonies in which a.

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Your head gets rocked back before you even realize you got punched. Rosero refuses to explicitly provide causes and goals for the conflict; what do they matter to the suffering people caught in the middle? Once again, the visual experience of a child, this time a girl, builds the world of grownups and family, unveiling all the brutality and meanness ejerciyos adults as seen with her ingenuousness.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero

But as a whole this is a focused story as much as it is a presentation of the inhumanity forced upon us by war. View all 15 comments.

Caricature in The War of the End of the World. The village brims with personality, which stands it in relief against the ejerciots that it becomes. He avoids his social obligations to relax his aching body evflio spy on young girls in cafes. Perhaps to highlight the indifference of the killers, several deaths are described in such a way as to make them seem almost indistinguishable from life. Dec 14, brian rated it really liked it.


Y a la vida no le A veces entender es lo de menos. This adds an element of relentlessness. Phrases are strung together to create long sentences that encourage fast, rhythmic reading. Their faults are matched with virtues: It opens hazily, and it’s hard to tell what’s happening at first; it’s like it opens in the immediate aftermath of a bomb blast, and for a while there’s just smoke a A new Colombian author.

The Armies Evelio Rosero trans. The Armies 2 5 Nov 08, Es bella y triste esta novela, bella, triste y necesaria. As the novel progresses he watches everyone else but slowly gets sucked in himself. This gives the impression that he is barely taking note of life; he is barely living at all anymore.

There is the same helplessness, and the same sense of wanting just to be left alone because no one cares about the ideology. He is a likable dirty-old-man. Look at the choices made in the design of the novel.

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I must say that I don’t understand the many references to Gabriel Garcia Marquez that my fellow GoodReads reviewers have included in their review of this book. The back cover says “Gentle in voice but ferocious in impact” and that is a perfect summation.

But unlike Beckett, the style and the simplicity of The Armies encourages a swift read, evslio it a book that is difficult to put down. It evelil me of Sandra Benitez’s The Weight of All Things, which depicts a family in El Salvador getting stuck between guerrillas and the military during the civil war. We don’t yet know whose hands the town is in.


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He reminisces about first meeting his wife Otilia, bursting in on her in the bathroom after witnessing the killing of a man. Why is this slim novel being so rewarded?

Aug 30, Booktart rated wvelio liked it Shelves: No le sobra ni una coma. Un libro de esos que hace que duela Colombia Seres humanos para quienes la vida no vale nada, son los encargados de asolar el pueblecito y destruir todas las ilusiones. Otilia must know her, how is Otilia?

They expect disappointment, and they accept it to the extent that the ordinariness of their lives becomes an uncomfortable companion to the terror of their situation. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mateo Solo is a story about a child confined in his own home.

There is a moment in the film Werckmeister Harmonies in which a rioting mob ransacks a hospital. Fjercitos was buying leeks, how did she cook them?

This is not light reading, yet Ismaels’ first person narrative keeps a brisk pace. He peeps, he spies, he openly lusts, and yet his perversion is relatively benign, if not impotent.

Those not in power will be lis together via a simple choice: To ask other readers questions about The Armiesplease sign up. Intimidad en medio del horror. Her sight alters objects as she contemplates them.