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Gran novela que te atrapa, no pude parar y la disfruté mucho. Es un gran recordatorio de lo que el poder absoluto genera en los seres humanos. Excelente lectura para estos tiempos donde el populismo de izquierda y derecha nos hace pensar en personajes como el Chivo.
Excelente obra !!! Me encanta como escribe Mario Vargas Llosa siempre poniendo ese punto de suspenso que hace que uno quiera llegar pronto a la última página , mientras tanto otros dramas se van entrelazando hasta llegar al final , mucho suspenso . 100% recomendada ,y lista para leer :Tiempo Recios.
Vargas Llosa's fictionalized story of the Trujillo regime is a classic look at how a repressive, authoritarian regime poisons a nation and the lives of individuals. The chapters about the daughter of one of Trujillo's political associates who later fell from favor feel a small tacked on, but it takes small away from the power of the book.
Leí esta novela cuando íbamos rumbo al final de diez años de gobierno de Rafael Correa en el Ecuador. En pocas semanas habría una segunda vuelta electoral que, según las encuestas, debía terminar con el régimen de este tóxico sujeto. Quería entender un poco mejor -más bien apreciar una descripción más cercana, del funcionamiento de la psiquis de los caudillos latinoamericanos. Me obsesiona entender la perspectiva dañada y megalómana de estos bien no obtuve lo que buscaba, me divertí mucho. La obra es un thriller político muy bien logrado, escrita con un estilo impecable y basada en una muy buena investigación de la cultura tropical latinoamericana. No en vano le otorgaron -merecidamente- el Nobel de literatura al autor. A lo largo de la obra, éste hace uso estratégico de la intriga y de las escenas picantes, para hacer la lectura más amena e interesante; y en mi opinión, el uso de estos recursos es más que un sutil guiño a la literatura pop, del más puro estilo Dan Brown.Mientras leía, imaginaba y comparaba lo que debía pasar por la mente de gobernantes y políticos de países más desarrollados, al tiempo que el Chivo únicamente pensaba en estrategias perversas para exterminar a sus enemigos y conservar el poder. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina jamás pensó en los avances científicos de su tiempo (1961), ni en los cambios sociales que estaban ocurriendo en otros lugares fuera de América Latina. Pese a tener el poder absoluto, jamás se dió tiempo de pensar en el futuro de su país, ni le preocupó construir un modelo de sociedad más justa y equitativa. En ese sentido, era un completo imbécil; y sin embargo, al mismo tiempo era un excelente líder político. De hecho, ninguno de los personajes de la novela jamás tomó en cuenta lo que pasaba fuera de las fronteras de República Dominicana, salvo para comparar las rebeliones y golpes de estado de otras naciones latinoamericanas. Esta situación, que se repite al día de hoy, me pecial mención merece Ramfis, el hijo mayor de Trujillo, playboy de alto vuelo para la alta y baja sociedad; y al mismo tiempo violador, asesino desvergonzado y degenerado del más alto calibre. Me encanta cómo Vargas-Llosa describe de cuerpo entero este personaje, basado en los niños “bien” latinoamericanos, mostrando con exactitud sus complejos y conductas sicópaticas y rgas-Llosa es un maestro de la literatura. Al mismo tiempo, debe ser un zorro que jamás ha perdido un argumento; y esa destreza debe haberle costado más de una relación private y profesional, y unos cuantos puñetazos de quienes, enfrentados a este maestro del verbo, tuvieron la razón, pero no la habilidad argumentativa del escribidor. (less)DeleteMay 03, 2017
One of my favorite books! Excellent blend between history (reality) and the urban legend (popular rumor). If you love a thriller, if you wish to learn about Caribbean history, if you are Dominican, or just wish to improve your Spanish. You gotta read this!¡Uno de mis libros favoritos! Una mezcla perfecta entre historia (realidad) y leyenda urbana (chismes populares). Si te gusta un thriller, si quieres aprender historia del Caribe, si eres dominicano, o simplemente quieres cultivar tu español. Tienes que leer esto!
Magnifica obra de Vargas Llosa(Premio nobel de literatura).La trama del libro no quisiera ni mencionarla para no arruinar la posterior lectura del mismo,pero esta basada en hechos reales a cerca de la dictadura del General Rafael L. Trujillo en Republica Dominicana y te aseguro que te enganchara desde el principio.Politica,corrupcion,crimenes,odio,se mezclan en este libro creando una trama muy interesante para ui se puede version toda la genialidad de Vargas Llosa,asi como sus recursos literarios,es todo un placer leer este libro y version como el autor juega con los tiempos,personajes,y nceramente es uno de los libros que mas he disfrutado en los ultimos años.
Es un excelente libro que presenta de manera escueta y sin tapujos la realidad de las dictaduras latino americanas, con toda su corrupcion, crimen, abuso de los derchos humanos y de como los pueblos se prestan para mantener a los corruptos en el poder con tal de disfrutar un poquito de las comodidades que les ofrece el tirano. Ofrecer en sacrificio hasta sus propias hijas, niñas aun, con tal de ganar la gracia del tirano, es una muestra fehaciente de lo bajo que pueden llegar los humanos.Tal vez nos sirva de escarmiento a los pueblos y nos reafirme la fe y confianza en los gobiernos demicraticos a quienes con el poder de nuestro voto, podemos cambiar cada periodo especifico.
★★ SPOILER-FREE REVIEW ★★Another phenomenal and must-read of 2017 by the Queen of Angst! How does she do it? I swear, this author can take you on a magic carpet ride and transport you back in time when such necessary happenings were taking put in the world. This is what M Robinson does; her spellbinding words capture us hook line and sinker and we never wish to allow go. You think you know... but be prepared ‘cus you know nothing about El Santo! Damien and Amira were EVERYTHING and I absolutely loved them together! They are my fresh favorite couple! #Soulmates #TeamDamira It’s stories like this, with unforgettable and special storylines that stay with us forever. If you loved El Diablo and The Amazing Ol’ Boys, then you’ll love El Santo as it’s a blend of both. You obtain the angst and the @#$%!&? character who no matter how hard you test to hate, will victory you over! As for me, I will go and wallow in misery because the book is over and I wish more!
The Condor. El Condor is directed by John Guillermin and written by Larry Cohen and Steve Carabatsos. It stars Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Patrick O'Neal, Marianna Hill and Iron Eyes Cody. Melody is by Maurice Jarre and cinematography by Henri Persin. Luke (Brown), an escaped chain-gang fugitive, and Jaroo (Cleef), a gold prospector, decide to join forces in an assault on a Mexican fort that is thought to house the gold reserves of Emperor Maximilian. Backed by a band of Apache Indians, the mission is on, but the fort is heavily armed and General Chavez (O'Neal) is a shrewd and ruthless leader of the Mexican defenders. Ebert didn't like it, it's most divisive amongst genre aficionados, while the charge of it being a mindless action movie carries some substance, but oh what raucous - riotous - rambunctious fun it is! It would be folly to argue about the acting being amazing here, it simply isn't, with both Cleef and Brown getting by on charisma, screen presence and light airy by-play. Yet Guillerman and producer Andre De Toth knew how to create an action film, and how to create the action impact with as much force as possible. The spectacle on present here is quite something, from the Technicolor photography that brings Andalusia vividly to life, to the magnificent adobe fort - and to the incredibly huge cast members indulging in brutal and bloody battles, El Condor knows exactly what it needs to do to entertain the viewers. There's also the sizzle factor, brought about by some nude scenes that ensured the picture would obtain the highest classification upon its original release. Yet regardless of these scenes being tame by today's standards, they surely are not in the movie for gratification sake anyway, there's a simmering ity in the film from the off. What with its wrought machismo and breaking down of racial boundaries, it makes up for what it lacks in subtlety with high temperature atmospherics. Anyway, in spite of what you might have heard about Hill's "full monty" scene, it is beautifully erotic and it's no stretch to believe that she could, in that moment in time, stop an troops in its tracks! Attagirl. Maurice Jarre has a grand old time scoring the picture, blending stirring boom time with japery laced tinkles, it's a most appropriate musical accompaniment. So with that comes the observation that El Condor is not successful in making any deep meaningful observations on either the human condition or politico posturing. What it does do is have a bloody amazing time, with its bloody brutal action sequences, a body count via gun-play that would fill out a battle film and the ly charged atmosphere, El Condor is mindless but pure unadulterated entertainment. So Amen to that! 8/10
Contraten a un BUEN Desarrollador de Android device Pésima aplicación. Ni por donde empezar. Tarda mucho en cargar. Las galerías de imágenes no las abre. No carga los vídeos. Cada vez que lees una noticia y quieres regresar te regresa en el tope de pagina en vez de donde te quedaste. Se "Crashea" mucho. Y desde la ultima actualización dejo de funcionar la sección de "Lo mas visto". Esta aplicación da pena, y mas viniendo de una editorial como ustedes y que aparte estén cobrado para meter mucha publicidad en una aplicación que en ocasiones funciona (y mal).
El Economista es una muy buena publicación y nos mantiene bien informados pero concentra mucha información del estado de Querétaro, tal vez allí se haga el periódico o allí estén las oficinas editoriales, pero no se entrega ni el sábado ni el domingo. O sea que ofrece únicamente 5 ediciones a la semana.
I've been into Steve Jordan's melody since the latest 80s. Although I went to a lot of tejano conjunto live shows in San Antonio, Corpus Christi and elsewhere in south Texas, somehow I never had the possibility to catch Jordan live before he died. I own most of his recordings, and if you're only going to buy one album of his, obtain this one. Every song is a gem and his playing was at its peak, IMO.
This CD is a masterpiece, well place together. Tego's voice and rhyming skills carry this CD to the top. The beats are hot as by song review: El Abayarde: Tego introduces himself to the game, [email protected]#$% beat Al Natural: Reggaeton a lo Calde', Tego brings fresh flavor to reggaeton with his flow Poquito: All right song, one of my least favorites, amazing beat and flow tho. Pa Que Retozen: Still gets play at the clubs, enough said. Interlude: Tego not afraid to be various , contains bomba, this is like a intro to the middle of his cd. Loiza: Wow, one of my favorites, Tego se desahoga, this is what hip hop is about, saying whats on ur mind, Tego talks about tabu subject of racism in P.R., amazing song, makes u think No Me La Explota w/Eddie Dee: Tiraera, Tego n Eddie rip nemesis Lito y Polaco, amazing beat and lyrics, created me laugh first time I heard it. Interlude: Intro to illest song on CD, Guasa Guasa Guasa Guasa: Tego ate up Lito y Polaco with this song, the beat alone makes u wish to hold listenin to this song, Tego's flow in this song is out of this world. Dominicana: Tego w/ DJ Nelson, amazing song and beat. Cambumbo: The beat by Cookee is sick, Tego rides the beat without losing a step, this is raw hip hop Salte Del Medio: Tego blending hip hop with soneo, Puerto Rico's respond to freestyling, sick song with PR salsa flavor. Tus Ojos: Slow RB song produced by Maestro, ok song, not that amazing Los Difuntos: Wow, my favorite song on the CD, amazing lyrical content and message, this song shows Tego is HIP HOP first, reggaeton second Lleva y Trae: Amazing reggaeton, amazing storyline to it. Gracias: Amazing Beat, Calde thanks the public. Plante Bandera: Tego shows off his salsa skills again, showing his influences of salsa in his flow, amazing song, amazing concept Bonsai: Light it up song, sick ass beat, hip hop reggae style, Another favorite of mine.
All in all "El Camino" is a solid CD, but I have to say I'm a small disappointed. Relative to other CDs by The Black Keys, I would rate this more of a 2. However, relative to most fresh melody on the market, I would rate this more of a 4. Bottom line, The Black Keys are one of the best bands out there today. "El Camino" falls short of The Black Keys earlier work (pre "Attack and Release") and is a weak follow up to the "Brothers" CD, which I believe is one of the best CDs to be released in the past decade. Dan Auerbach is a amazing song writer, but this CD feels uninspired. Most, if not all, songs on "El Camino" sound as if they came off the same assembly lines as those mini vans pictured in the CD artwork -- produced fast and cheap for mass consumption. These tunes are well crafted and a amazing ride short term, but they won't stand the try of time. The Black Keys next CD will be telling of the band's direction and, ultimately, their integrity. There is no shame in becoming popular, I just hope they haven't sold their soul in doing DENDUM: Since I originally wrote the review above, I have been listening to "El Camino" in the vehicle (preparing to see them in concert in March), and the CD has grown on me. I have upgraded my score from 3 to 4. Again this is a very solid CD, and The Black Keys really are better than 90% of the melody being place out. One extra point I would like to create -- Patrick Carney's drumming plays an necessary role in defining The Black Keys sound. The strongest tracks on "El Camino" are those in which Carney leaves his signature.
A mate of mine brought over this CD latest night, and popped it into my CD player. I listened to the disc, and was absolutely amazed! The guitar playing is fabulous, and the songwriting is perfect as well! I haven't come across another CD which is so unique... I really don't know who to compare Chris Dunnett to... in some ways the CD sounds like traditional Flamenco, although on a couple of tracks it sounds more Classical... while in some cases it has an Eastern European flavor. I hear locations where he reminds me a small bit of an acoustic Carlos Santana as well... The CD is perfect "Mood Music" - amazing to light some candles and relax... and has a lot of tempo variations - very upbeat songs countered by slower tempo songs... and always virtuoso guitar performances!
I grew up hearing his unbelievable voice and had been trying to search an album of his. So glad to search it on Amazon. Why hadn't I checked here before? I mostly searched for books! This guy created his songs sound so romantic! I saw him perform live a few times when I could talk my older sister and her boyfriend into taking me with them when they went dancing where Isidro was playing.
Huayucaltia (which means unity in Spanish) is a band that I have followed for over two decades. This CD, which is a compilation of their best performances, really shows the band's seasoned musicality. Their tunes are forceful, yet the gentle Peruvian flute shines like a bright sun to lift the mood. My favorite piece is Caminos Y Puentes. You don't have to speak Spanish to love it, it has a dance rythm that is so uplifting. Ciro Hurtado is perfection in Candombe Para Amancay. He really plays his guitar as if he is riding a horse he has learned to tame over the years. This band gets better with each album...Bravo y Encore!
Con esta compilación, se logra reunir las canciones mas representativas, hasta ese momento, de la ya larga trayectoria del grupo. En cada letra se distingue con claridad la marca de Jairo Varela. Temas románticos, cotidianos y sencillos que les caracterizan y han hecho famosos. Saludos salseros.
El Deafo is a Newbery Honor book, a childhood memoir presented as a graphic novel. It is the story of how Cece became deaf and how she grew intro herself, her deafness, from hiding it to accepting it as part of her identity but not defining her identity- this is a huge lesson for any body allow alone a kid! Bell’s memoir is a touching and humorous story to through city to earth text, clearly and from a child’s perspective, and illustrated using anthropomorphic rabbits which universalizes the tale. The book is informational, as it explores the difference between hearing culture and deaf culture, how a person learns to read and the challenges of a deaf kid trying to create her method in the hearing world. El Deafo is also a coming of age story, dealing with themes of friendship and first crushes. This is a thoughtful, fun, moving, and quick paced graphic novel that is an perfect read for the middle grades and beyond. Info Books
I really love listening to violin melody and he is so talented. Makes my spirit soar. I have no regrets in buying this and would buy more from this artist. The songs on this CD are some of my favorites. They are ptember 20, 2012...I'd like to add I am still listening to this CD and he does things on a violin that I hear very few people be able to do. He is a master at his instrument. Even if a violin is not your favorite instrument, the musicians he plays with are all perfect and do a unbelievable job creating a heavenly atmosphere here on earth. :-)
Henry Fiol, a half-Puerto Rican, half Italian mambo/salsa/Latin jazz musician thatdeserves far more recognition than he's received, became a full time musician around 1969and has been recording and performing foralmost 40 years. He has mostly remained a cult classic appreciated mainly by Latin musicconnoisseurs, here and abroad. He's been called idiosyncratic and a "maverick independent" by critics - thishas both limited his audience but also created him original, always real to his roots, and oneof the best Latin musicians of our time. He has never released any over-produced albums ordisappointing follow-ups. In fact, all of them are 5 star efforts, and el Secreto is no e songs on this album are beautifully arranged. He also does all of his own art workfor the covers of his albums.If you are a fan of old school salsa, Latin jazz, mambo, Cuban jazz or Latin melody in general, youwon't be disappointed. I first learned of Fiol on a program called "Mambo Express" whichairs on wdcb.
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Contento con la aplicación hasta que hoy he visto que se han eliminado los comentarios en las noticias. Quiero pensar que es algún tipo de error informático. Cuando lo arreglen corregiré la puntuación dada. Edit: tras recuperar la opción de comentarios lo dicho: 5 estrellas.
I'm going to tell you a 's 's 's f*#@ing real.With those words starting the prologue, I knew I was screwed and M. Robinson was going to gut me, again. And I loved every damn min of ing Damien and Amira's story right from the beginning introduced us to an unconventional love story in the making.I found it so hard to Hate Damien when I knew I should, he definitely isn't the typical book boyfriend. He was a soldier, a heartless one at that, but when it came To Amira he was ira's story will have you in tears! That not good girl! How amazingly powerful she is!This book will create you cry, swoon and swear like a damn sailor. Loved it and want I was able to give more then 5 ere are a million reasons whyM. Robinson is one of my favorite authors, she puts her heart and soul into her books just to rip our hearts out of our chests, and gut us. And an author that can do that time and time again is truly talented. #IBowDownToTheQueenofAngstWe may be left with a bit of a cliffy, but one thing I know for sure is that M. Robinson's books are worth the wait.If you haven't read her books, you need to change click now!!!
Huge heavyweight film all round. Directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne & Robert Mitchum, it's safe to say that El Dorado comes with some beautiful tough credentials. Thankfully the expectation that comes with such a teaming is well and truly met. The plot is a familiar one in the context of Wayne & Hawks, if you have seen Rio Bravo? And liked it? The chances are you will like this one too. Wayne is Cole Thornton, a hired gun who is asked to come on the payroll of El Dorado landowner Bart Jason (Ed Asner), who is involved with a land struggle with the MacDonald family. But Cole finds his old mate J.P. Harrah (Mitchum) is sheriff of the town, and J.P. advises his old pal that any involvement with Jason will effect in J.P. enforcing the law. As it transpires, cirtances between the MacDonald's and Cole lead to Cole taking arms versus Jason and his thug followers. So the sheriff, an old Indian warrior called Bull Harris (Arthur Hunnicutt) & a young gambler, who's handy with a knife, called Alan Bourdillion 'Mississippi' Traherne (James Caan), aim to bring down the might of Jason together. Adapted from the book The Stars in Their Courses by Harry Brown, this was the second to latest movie that Howard Hawks would direct. And coming as it did in the late 60s it appears to be somewhat undervalued on the amazing director's CV. Probably due in no little part to the regard that Rio Bravo is held, of which this is beautiful much a remake of. Yet, and I whisper it quietly, El Dorado is arguably the better movie in terms of performances and the telling of Hawksian themes. Given that Wayne & Mitchum were amazing mates away from the screen, it's no amazing surprise to search the chemistry between them is top dollar. They feed of each others' machismo to deliver a tough picture, yet one that's still joyously fun. The end effect is a pic that manages to deftly portray a lot of themes, such as loyalty, togetherness, forgiveness, respect and professionalism. The two principal stars are aided by both Caan and Hunnicutt, who offer a notable young & old side of the mythical West, with age, and ageing, a prominent point of note played out by the knowing director. El Dorado looks to be a movie where all involved are comfortable in what they are making. Nothing feels forced or hindered by pointless filler. It's real that the movie is more in favour of dialogue over bravado action; though what action there is is adroitly handled by the old hands and the youthful Caan with his sawn off shotgun. This is a story without gimmicks, one which isn't ambling along as an excuse for a shoot out come the end. There's a lot to be said for amazing old fashioned story telling, and we obtain that here. Intelligence and sincerity throughout, and it's damn funny to boot, El Dorado is a fine film that holds up very well in each and every decade that passes. 8/10
Legal Eagle and the Johnny Rebels. El Paso is directed by Lewis R. Foster and Foster also adapts the screenplay from a story written by J. Robert Bren and Gladys Atwater. It stars John Payne, Gail Russell, Sterling Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes, @#$% Foran, Eduardo Noriega, Henry Hull and Mary Beth Hughes. Melody is by Darrell Calker and cinematography by Ellis W. Carter. Zone filming is at the Iverson and Corrigan Ranches and El Paso and Gallup. El Paso, and lawyer and ex-Confederate captain Clay Fletcher (Payne) is forced to go versus his principles and go outside the law to bring order to the town. It's a city where the judge is alcoholic and manipulated by the corrupt sheriff and a nefarious landowner. In the mix here is a very decent film, and certainly there's a story that if given a bit more meat could have been most potent. Unfortunately it's a @#$%!&oppy in its telling and execution, while the Cinecolor it was shot in looks washed out and cheapens still further what was already a picture being created without a huge budget. Thematically it's strong, there's a vigilante thread that's attention grabbing, with some nice suggestive shots used by the director, and a theme of ex-soldiers returning from the battle - only to search their land and rights being vanquished by the self imposed powers that be - carries with it some pertinent sting. There's also some amazing humour in here, notably a running gag involving Hughes' Stagecoach Nellie. Cast are fine, with Hayden and Payne fronting up for their fans, Hayes does another grand grizzled old coot turn, and Noriega, in spite of being under used, is excellent. Crude back projection work undermines some half decent action sequences, whilst the extended shoot-out finale is nicely played out during a dust storm - which may be to hide some flaws in the production? But regardless it has amazing effect. Frustrating picture for sure, but for Western die-hards there's enough here to have fun and not feel mad about. 6.5/10
Compared with the printed ver of El País this Kindle ver is frankly boring, just a list of articles by subject. I know that Amazon warned me that there were no pictures nor graphics associated with the articles; I have discovered that the photos create the difference to create the articles seems to me that it would be simple to provide a pdf ver of the printed newspaper (even if the adverts were eliminated for distribution reasons). A pdf ver would be much more interesting to read just like the printed newspaper.