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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Se va con su esposa a un sitio calmadito, a criar pajaritos y espiar a la vecina que se asolea en topless en el patio de al lado.

Sjercitos is a likable dirty-old-man. Otilia must know her, how is Otilia? I tell myself, good and dead in hell, and I laugh again p. In his retirement, Ismael has realized his personal version of Eden by looking over the wall at the beautiful neighbor suntanning in the nude. Return to Book Rosego. I read a lot of depressing books about war, etc but this one was hard to get through for some reason.

Nox by Anne Carson Toward the Sanitarium: While there is a clear descent from Paradiso to Inferno, most of the elements are in place at the beginning: The village brims with personality, which stands it in relief against the hell that it becomes.

I must say that I don’t understand the many fvelio to Gabriel Garcia Marquez that my fellow GoodReads reviewers have included in their review of this book. Otilia, Ismail’s wife, is ashamed of his peeping and suggests that he pay a visit to Father Albornoz. Una novela dura y triste, pero necesaria si queremos tomar conciencia de que algo hay que hacer antes de que el mundo termine de autodestruirse.


A pesar de todos los asesinatos, los cuerpos que caen a su lado, las granadas que aparecen en su patio al lado de las flores, las naranjas y las gallinas, Ismael insiste en quedarse, en esperar a su Otilia. Es bella y triste esta novela, bella, triste y necesaria.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero

Por lo que nos hicieron, por lo que hicimos, por lo que evelii cobarde silencio permitimos hacer. Neat trick, and a very worthwhile book. Mateo Solo is a story about a child confined in his own home. Lists with This Book. The only similarity between this book and Marquez’s canon is that Rosero and Marquez are both Colombian. Instead, Ismail wanders the town visiting old friends, plagued by a tangle of secret memories.

With his second book inJuliana los mira Juliana is watchingEvelio Rosero was translated into Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and German to great acclaim. The worst thing about this book is that every word in it could be true. They just want all of the armies to leave them alone.

Un libro de esos que hace evrlio duela Colombia The impotent and exhausted old man, entirely spent, stripped of dignity and confronted by the endlessly devouring and irrational armies, unable to care for himself, unable to leave, wanting to die, unable to die; this searing image lingers well beyond the day or two required to read this book.

The last time I saw her was at the market. Dec 23, Gregory rated it really liked it Shelves: Cuando otros han sido asesinados. As the novel progresses he watches everyone else but slowly gets sucked in himself. His wife disappears and he must find her. Todo lo que va pasando en la novela responde a una maldad que se radicaliza. Mateo knows about the outside world for what he sees through the windows. Refresh and try again. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Rosero refuses to explicitly provide causes and goals for the conflict; what do they matter to the suffering people caught in the middle? Feb 28, Pickle Farmer rated it really liked roesro.

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As Juliana watches her parents and relatives, she builds them. A book about the descent into hell. Such is my home country, Colombia. This was Rosero’s first novel to be translated into English.

Aug 30, Booktart rated it liked it Shelves: No le sobra ni una coma.

He is a Colombian writer and journalist, who reached international acclaim after winning in the prestigious Tusquets Prize. This is just emercitos great novel. Their faults are matched with virtues: View all 15 comments. It reminded 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.

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Una lectura que enfrenta y refleja, una lectura breve pero concisa, un maravilloso descubrimiento. It is clear from the outset that all that matters to Ismael is to admire women.

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Jun 22, jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: There are so few books worth reading and this is one. There is the same helplessness, and the same sense of wanting just to be left alone because no one cares about the ideology.