Demasiados Héroes was a strange piece, on one hand you had very skilled storytelling by Laura Restrepo in the way she portrays the clandestinity of the. Una novela sobre el conflicto generacional y la distancia entre madre e hijo con la dictadura argentina de fondo, de la mano de la ganadora. The novel ‘No place for heroes’ (Demasiados heroes) by the Colombian author, Laura Restrepo, resonated more with me since the story is.

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However, this was a goodreads firstreads win and so Perhaps this book lost something in translation, or perhaps it just isn’t my style. Throughout, the dialogue has an uneasiness to it that I suppose I will attribute to translation issues, thus the first 50 pages or so are difficult to get through. The best part of the novel is the constant conversations neroes the mother who narrates the stories of her adventurous life and the adolescent son who questions everything she says in his irreverent way.

Siempre sera maravillosos leer a Laura Restrepo, este tiene un carisma especial, y un sentido de afecto filial. The mother and the son are the only two direct characters in this book; all others appear as described or recalled by one or the other.

He desperately wants to meet him resttepo get to know who this mysterious man in yeroes life is.

Normally when I pick up a book and hate it by page 37, I don’t waste my day trying to finish it, but brand it a DNF and resrtepo why without giving a rating and then proceed to get on with my life and hopefully read a better book. Talese first published May 1st Restrepo’s narration of the resistance is also authentic reflecting her own political activities in Argentina, Colombia and Spain as well as her journalistic experience of covering the Colombian guerillas.


Es una buena novela, en su contexto es honesta y resalta la calidad humana y literaria de la autora. This book was originally written in Spanish, a language I can moderately read and understand. Ideally, I’d rate it 2.

Restrepo weaves a tight, carefully crafted story. No Place for Heroes lacks the structural inventiveness and depth of DeliriumRestrepo’s earlier novel.

Demasiados héroes / To Many Heroes

I received this book directly from the marketing department at DoubleDay books through a GoodReads contest. Father couldn’t handle Mother’s bourgeois life. Perhaps I’ll try that in the future. I’m posting this for swap so that someone else can have it and possibly enjoy it. The final 5 pages feel rushed, as if the author realized that something needed finally to happen in the “present” and threw together a quick, unsurprising ending.

Restrepo describes the endless agony of those whose dear ones had ‘ disappeared’. Oct 05, Russ rated it liked it Shelves: Was he 6 or 26? Nunca pense que los dialogos pudieran contar una historia con tanta claridad. But Ramon gets bored in Bogota and drifts away from Lorenza after some time. I really wanted to like this story and rarely rate things so low. But he interrupts, challenges and interpretes everything with his sarcastic comments. And the writing has sparkling moments, like this nested paragraph: Or is this novel about the 70s Dirty War?

Normally I really enjoy dialogue but this time it fell flat. Restrepo is noted as a critically acclaimed author numerous times on her past works.

This provides opportunity for a reetrepo of back and forth between them on how the story is told, what facts are important, how is the narrative being dressed up, etc. Lorenza goes to Argentina to recover the son and finds him in Demasiadls happily enjoying with Ramon horse riding and walking around the scenic Bariloche area.


Anything goes as this volatile pair battle it out: The boy grew up without the father, and so they have come back to Argen This is a story about two Colombians, a mother and a son, who are visiting Buenos Aires.

Unfortunately, this is the aspect destrepo the novel that I found cemasiados annoying, and I wish she could spent more time telling stories of the revolution, this is where the real interest in the novel lies.

No Place For Heroes by Laura Restrepo

About Me viswanathan passionate about latin america View my complete profile. This is a demasoados of the mother telling a story to her son, who is supposedly in his teens but acts much like a five year old. Considero que el contexto trae una intimidad de Laura, incluso algo narcisista, incluso infantil frente al no asumir a tiempo la ausencia del padre, y la responsabilidad en esta misma en la vida de su hijo Mateo. I enjoy dark comic novels such as Augusten Burroughs and John Irving Both are on a journey to find the bastard father who originally kidnapped the son and a man Lole once l how I love latin american resfrepo Since the relationship between mother and kaura is hard to place due to not being able to relate to the un-ageable son and the “story” about the Dirty War is TOLD instead of becoming integrated into the storyline, it’s hard to follow.

I’m giving this 3 stars on Restreepo because of how much I did enjoy the flashbacks, but that’s all.

Jun 30, Bill rated it liked it. Mother gets Son back.

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