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It grew on me. It is a fast read though, and a huge hit abroad — I thought it was just ok. Their plan for an ambitious and daring robbery is complicated by the galvanizing presence of Victoria Ponce, a virtuosic dancer and high-school dropout whose father was a victim of the regime. And Angel wants to him to return to his days as an expert thief to pull off a grand robbery. This book should be rated based on its literary merit.

El Baile De La Victoria

In this it delivers. It reminds me of the way that one has the power to reveal the grace skarmetw God that is at work in the world every once in awhile in the most surprising places and ways.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. His fiction has since received dozens of awards and has been translated into nearly thirty languages worldwide. Subsequent editions of the book bore the title El cartero de Neruda Neruda’s Postman.

So, star for tha Strangely enough, in all my 18 years as an avid reader or more like 15, to be fair to my analphabet babyhood I had never read a book as utterly Chilean as this one. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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It is a fast read though, and a huge hit abroad — I thought it was j I heard the Antonio Skarmeta interviewed on NPR and thought this book sounded interesting. View all 6 comments.

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I know three of the characters just got out of prison, but is a sex scene with little left to the imagination necessary in every other chapter? Nos atrapa desde el principio y rebosa de calidad literaria. Also, what the heck with the chapter endings? Some others have commented on the ending.

El baile de la Victoria

El estilo me deja un gusto agridulce. Tiene narraciones de relaciones sexuales bien pasadas de tono. Refresh and try again. I liked the bakle language and descriptive pieces, especially the short chapter where Angel is riding the horse.

The writing is marvelous. Also, what the heck with the chapter endings? I hope it will encourage me to pay attention to when such possibilities are right in my own hands.

Como aburrido, bastante lento y como q no pasa nada. The ending was not fabulous, but neither did it just wrap things up in a nice ribbon and send you on your way. Entre esas complicaciones, la vida de la joven Victoria esta en peligro.

His wife, who he hasn’t see in five years, refuses to be back with him and he has no money. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hardcoverpages. I loved this book for the characters that Skarmeta has conjured.

Works translated from original Spanish have a different rhythm This is not my type of book at all, but I loved it anyway. I am surprised about that.

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Inhe was a member of the jury at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival. The dancer and the thief is the kind of novel that almost any reader will like. He hosted a television program on literature and the arts, which regularly attracted over a million viewers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In this it delivers. But anyway, for anyone interested in this one don’t hesitate, try it, just promise to yourself that you wont stop in this and you will continue with the book I mentioned before. He went to prison for a robbery and kept silent on his partner the whole time, only to find out that his half of the robbery was spent by his partner. Jan 14, A. Victorja tells a story near the end of the book that made the whole book worthwhile.

Although vivtoria translator handled the small nuances well, those are the sorts of things that I tend to appreciate most in the original language.

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Lists with This Book. The safe is big, but your heart is small. Together, these three central characters try to find themselves and their calling while struggling with depressions, lack of money and relationships, while, unbeknownst to Angel, there is someone pursuing him to kill him.