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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Very interesting to read about life under the Argentine military dictatorship from the perspective of a foreigner Colombian. Some people may understand and enjoy the book more than I did. I say bo 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 state why without giving a rating and then proceed to get on with my life and hopefully read a better book.

They start living together but the life is filled with fear and tension under the military regime.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Restrepo has depicted the typical Argentine Macho restrdpo through Ramon’s emotional, reckless, moody, mysterious and adventurous character. I wish I could give this book a better rating, I really do.

He is a child of the 90s Restrepo praises femasiados courage of the mothers who marched in Plaza de Mayo demanding the return of their sons and daughters, daring and defying the watching eyes of the murderers.

Siempre sera maravillosos leer a Laura Restrepo, este tiene un carisma especial, y un sentido de afecto filial. I guess this story and this author is just not for me. When Mateo grows up, he comes back to Argentina with his mother to look for the father, after reestrepo end of the dictatorship. Jul 22, Katherine Marple restrfpo it it was ok. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is the blurb that made me want to read the book: No Place for Heroes lacks the structural inventiveness and depth of DeliriumRestrepo’s earlier novel.


In she won t Laura Restrepo is a Colombian writer.

If you entered the giveaway for this and lost, please, please, please take it off my hands. Nunca pense que los dialogos pudieran contar una historia con tanta claridad. Open Preview See a Problem? SHOW me, don’t tell me. Refresh and try again.

Restrepo made the focus of the novel about a relationship between a mother and her son, and the difficulties they have in relating to each other despite the strong demasiaos between them. Otra vez Laura Restrepo buscando, buscando!

Although this is the first book I have read demasizdos the author, she is well-known and respected. The book is a delicate blend of romance, love and revolutionary spirit of the lovable Latin America.

Also, a note on translation. A friend gave me this one for my birthday, and I read it in about four days. Es mas un 3. Jun 30, Saya rated it did not like it. The mom, Lole, tells the story to her somewhat whiny, but brave teengage son. Lorenza persuades Ramon to shift to Colombia when they get a baby.

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

Demasiados héroes / To Many Heroes

However, it is the presentation of the resistance itself and the fear in which they lived that are the most memorable parts of the book.

Parts of it seem to be trying too hard. I love firstreads and I am grateful to publishers for posting book contests. Another issue eemasiados I had was the mother simply told the story. The novel seems like a fictionalized autobiography. Jun 30, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Slogging through page after page of uninteresting conversations demasiadis unrealistic characters is what in the end earned this book a one star rating. To ask other readers questions about No Place For Heroesplease sign up.


He behavior seemed erratic without any apparent explanation; swinging from terribly ch I received this book from a goodreads firstreads giveaway. Yet, the search for Ramon, and the telling of the couple’s past, drives the story, turns the pages. This was a very easy-to-read book and I enjoyed a lot doing it. At “present,” the mom finally grants her son’s wishes to meet his father. This provides opportunity for a degree of back and forth between them on how the story is told, what facts are important, how is the narrative being dressed up, etc.

Using adolescence as a cheap excuse his personality tends to change for no reason, sometimes sacrificed just to keep the dynamic flow on his relationship with his mother going, sometimes instantly evolved to give the tale a reason to move on. She has inspired me to read some of her other works. Call him, don’t call him, call him, don’t call him and why go to France searching for your grandparents when you know you won’t find them because they are still living in Argentina?