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Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Birth date: January 01, 1973
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Thewanderingjew rated it 5 years ago
The Shape of Ruins: A Novel, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author; Sheldon Romero, narrator After listening to almost half of the book, I finally gave up. It just never grabbed or held my attention. It never called me back to its pages, although I made several attempts to reengage with the story. From what ...
Toni rated it 9 years ago
This is a gripping novel, very absorbing from start to finish. This is a page turner that describes Bogota and the Colombian life in a well-constructed plot that neatly and carefully meshed the country’s violent past with present elements. This beautifully written story explores the aftermath of the...
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Sheila's Reads rated it 9 years ago
Antonio wants to know who murdered his friend Ricardo Laverde. He was also shot at the same time. He has a difficult time dealing with being shot and it is affecting his life. He has determined he needs to know so he begins to look into Ricardo's life. He discovers the daughter Ricardo left behind a...
mtw1tter rated it 10 years ago
From the chance encounter with a fellow billiard player to the possession of a tape (remember that, kids?) which turns out to be the recording of a black box, Juan Gabriel Vasquez weaves a tale of 60s innocence and the loss of it. I haven't been so affected by a novel in a long long while and I high...
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Chrissie's Books rated it 10 years ago
Interesting and engaging. Here the theme is the violence and fear that permeated all Colombian life in the 80s and 90s when the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar held sway. Who wasn't affected? How did this play out in the lives of Colombians, children and adults? Fear. This is a book about fear. It...
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