Book Review: The Passion According to Carmela by Marcos Aguinis
4 Stars , Fiction , Historical Fiction , Latest Posts / November 28, 2018

About: The Passion According to Carmela by Marcos Aguinis is a novel which takes place during the Cuban Revolution. Mr. Aguinis is a prize winning, internationally bestselling novelist. 284 pages Publisher: AmazonCrossing Language: English ISBN-10: 1503905381   My rating for The Passion According to Carmela – 4 Buy The Passion According to Carmela from* More Books by Marcos Aguinis* More Books by Carolina De Rebertis** Thoughts: I really didn’t know what to expect from The Passion According to Carmela by Marcos Aguinis, I knew it was a celebrated novel and a bit out of the categories I enjoy, but wanted to give it a shot due to the fascinating premise. I don’t know much about the Cuban Revolution, a few bullet points I learned in school and a few more I picked up afterwards. I discovered that the fascinating parts of the story were actually after the revolution has ended, and the consequences have begun. The characters’ disillusionment from the utopia they envisioned, and were promised, slowly embed themselves in their reality until they realize that their vision will never be fulfilled. The revolution’s leaders have abandoned them, and maybe have never intended to keep the promise they sold…

Thoughts on: Perla by Carolina De Robertis
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / June 7, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: Perla by Carolina De Robertis on Blogcritics. About: Perla by Carolina De Robertis is a historical fiction book about Argentina’s Dirty War. The author is a daughter to Uruguayan parents, but her grandparents were Argentineans in exile. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— use the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post to enter. 256 pages Publisher: Knopf Language: English ISBN-10: 0307599590 My rating for Perla – 5 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More Books by Carolina De Rebertis Thoughts: I very much enjoyed The Invisible Mountain (my thoughts) and when I got the email to ask if I’d like to join the tour for Carolina De Robertis’ Perla I jumped at the opportunity. The novel has many aspects one could see it from it is a coming of age story, historical literature and supernatural aspects so prominent in Latin literature. One thing is for certain, Ms. De Robertis (website | Facebook |Twitter) can write, Perla is a beautiful novel about an ugly situation.  Even the parts about the horrendous acts the Argentinean government committed against its own people are beautifully written. “The day the black boots came…

Book Review: The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis
5 Stars , Fiction / September 3, 2010

“The Invisible Mountain” by Carolina de Robertis starts off with a miracle. In the first day of the twentieth century a baby girl, who disappeared from a village after her mother died giving birth to her, was found on top of a tree, that little girl is named Pajarita (Little Bird) and thus the story begins.

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