City of the Beasts
When Alexander Cold's mother falls ill, the fifteen-year-old is sent to stay with his eccentric grandmother in New York. A tough and prickly magazine reporter, Kate Cold takes Alex along with her on an expedition to the Amazon to verify the existence of the fierce, gigantic, legendary creature... show more
When Alexander Cold's mother falls ill, the fifteen-year-old is sent to stay with his eccentric grandmother in New York. A tough and prickly magazine reporter, Kate Cold takes Alex along with her on an expedition to the Amazon to verify the existence of the fierce, gigantic, legendary creature known as the Beast. Joining them on their adventure are a celebrated anthropologist; a local guide and his daughter, Nadia; a doctor; and a local entrepreneur. But not everyone's intentions are pure—and dangerous discoveries await Alex and Nadia as they embark, with the aid of a jungle shaman, on an epic journey into the realm of the mythical Beasts of the Amazon.
City of the Beasts is the first book in an extraordinary trilogy by Isabel Allende, one of the world's most acclaimed authors.
Publish date: 2009-11-03
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, Magical Realism
, Spanish Literature
Series: Eagle and Jaguar (#1)
102. CITY OF THE BEASTS, BY ISABEL ALLENDE (Book 1 of Eagle and Jaguar) This was my first full-length novel to be read in Spanish! That alone should cause me some happiness... It was recommended by a friend of mine who said it would be adequate for its purpose -- you can’t start off in a language by...
Ahem!Ho una confessione da fare, dura e bruciante: gli scrittori sud-americani non sono pane per i miei denti.Insomma, ho fatto un tentativo (Seppur blando, lo ammetto), con Garcia Marquez, la Allende stessa e non ricordo chi altro (wow, come deve avermi impressionato!), ma il "realismo magico", lo ...
This is really like Indy Jones, though unlike her adult books, Allende tells too much instead of showing.What is interesting about this book is the amount of background as well as action Allende packs into the book. During the journey in the Amazon, the characters of both Alex and Nadia are totally...
It was a great re-read! The descriptions of the forest, the natives, the Beasts, the characters... Everything was so beautiful and peaceful there, at least when the 'nahab' didn't interfere with its balance. Nadia, the Eagle, was so naive, so young and innocent, a very honest and nice girl who ended...
Esperaba más de este libro. Un poco decepcionante comparado a La Casa de los Espíritus, pero un libro más o menos para jóvenes cortesía del "realismo mágico."