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I don’t know if this is intended by the author because he grew up without a father figure so he might not know how to act as a man, but for me as the reader, it became tiresome to try to mentally place him in the story.

Throughout, the dialogue has an uneasiness to it that I suppose I will attribute to translation issues, thus the demasiados heroes laura restrepo 50 pages or so are difficult to get through. I would give somewhere between 2 and 3 stars. Lists with This Book. Years later, Son wants to meet Father. Lorenza, her true name rather than her code name, seemed weak despite her involvement in the resistance, seemed like she was just along demasiados heroes laura restrepo the ride.

SHOW me, don’t tell me.

So is he five or 30??? Mother takes Son to BsAs to find him. None of the swearing came across as natural, which I can only attribute to demasiados heroes laura restrepo lack of ability to really translate these words properly. This could have been a fantastic plot, but none of the characters are memorable and the “Bond” heroe of plotline from mom’s past is so grazed-over that it’s hardly worth entertaining.


Retrepo books have been published in over twenty languages. I’m only half joking. Es mas un 3. The topic was an interesting one, the Dirty War in Argentina during the 80s; however for me, the heart of the story was with Lorenza restepo Ramon when they demasiados heroes laura restrepo young revolutionaries, not when Lorenza is retelling her story to her son, Mateo, in present time.

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Moved back to Colombia afterward.

The flashbacks are wonderfully crafted, as the narrator reflects on past events with the occasional dialogue interruption from demqsiados two MCs demasiados heroes laura restrepo the present. Described as a postmodern kid with no opinion of the hard times of military dictatorship, it seems clear Laura didn’t know what exactly to do with him.

Revolution, secret meetings, double identities, possible torture and death, how could it be boring?

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Published July 20th by Nan A. Previous Page 1 2 3 4 Next Page. Lorenza goes to Argentina to recover the son and finds him in Bariloche happily enjoying with Ramon horse riding and walking around the scenic Bariloche area. And the writing has sparkling moments, like this nested paragraph: This work trails a mother and demasiados heroes laura restrepo She had faced dangers because of her political activites in Colombia itself and was forced into exile for six years in Mexico.


Otra vez Laura Restrepo buscando, buscando! Pecado Spanish Edition Mar 17, Jun 18, Rosie rated it liked it. Thank you Goodreads and Doubleday! Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. At “present,” the mom finally grants her son’s wishes to meet his demasiados heroes laura restrepo.

No Place For Heroes

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Perhaps this book lost something in translation, or perhaps it just isn’t my style. Demasiados heroes laura restrepo this novel won’t earn Restrepo a place among the great writers from South America, it shows her to be a compelling author whose work is worth watching.