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Club de Lectura Bib. Maybe it’s only a bit of an exaggeration to murder your rubm, and your dwarf best friend, for some good sex? O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca.

Amazing short stories from Brazil. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Be prepared for quite a ride when you read this collection. So what we get are shock-for-the-sake-of-it stories, the first trio he This is a strange little connection, with some really varied kinds of stories here– I’d like to believe that’s because it’s not an organic collection but instead a group of stories from different points in Fonseca’s career, slapped under one cover because they were all translated by the same guy.

Lo importante no es el precio, sino el valor de las cosas. Another GoodReads reviewer of this book is correct to say that one story was even like a bad Twilight Zone episode. No trivia or quizzes yet. It is both funny and sad. Nov 17, Estermann Meyer rated it it was amazing. There is enough social commentary in this volume to suggest the latter. To ask other readers questions about O Cobradorplease sign up. El metge, de Noah Gordon. I didn’t get the Bukowski comparisons, until I did.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. La pluma y La espada. And it doesn’t mean that we can pat ourselves on rubej back and go to sleep at night telling ourselves we’re good people either just because we’re appalled at the criminal acts and wanton disregard for life found within. The first story is Night drive is only two pages but it is complete with an interesting character, some suspense, and a dark surprise.

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Notebook is a tale of seduction, with an amusing twist. Elijah Baley – Isaac Asimov.

I can’t give too much of it away, won’t even tell you what’s on the back cover because even that says too much. Highlights include the menacing and iconic “Night Drive,” the incredible rebuke to good behavior in capitalist society “The Taker,” the kinda corny nursing room horror story “The Enemy” and it’s partner “Angels of the Marquees.

Some magical realism here, but definitely inflected by the tones cobrrador language as much as circumventing what we conventionally think of as real.

I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and editing and working on it. These are pretty good, solid stories that have magical elements but are also grounded in a recognizable moral universe.

The stories are either pointless or predictable, though I did appreciate Fonseca’s deadpan representation of anger and violence among the Brazilian poor.

Maybe it’s only a bit of an exaggeration to murder your eel I didn’t get the Bukowski comparisons, until I did. Fonseca doesn’t let you off the hook.

O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca

All in all, it turned out to be a satisfying, varied collection, mostly on the dark side with some touches of humor, some macabre, some noir, all very readable. Funny, but in that way that I have trouble perceiving in text.


I suppose it might be a bit of a cliche to write that any given book is a tour de force of its’ genre, but dammit if that doesn’t fit the bill for this one.

I’m not sorry I bought it. May 01, Eneas rated it it was amazing. Which is to say these inky black, spare stories are profoundly unsettling fonsecs more than one way.

Maybe this is what being in Brazil is like, though? Todos escritos en primera persona. A lei de Lem. Abusa dejando al lector en suspenso. Ensayo sobre la pintura flamenca del Renacimiento.

Llibres i poemes a estones. Death is all over the place, gubem is handled with breathtaking casualness. Eleventh of May is the name of a terminal facility for the aging. De los hombres y de las moscas. Lists with This Book.

I first came upon Fonseca in an anthology of international crime stories, a chilling little tale about a poor man who targets the rich not for their money, just to beat them at their own frivolous game. Rubem Fonseca’s Rio is a city at war, a city whose vast disparities- in wealth, social standing, and prestige- are untenable. The second half of the stories are a bit more soaked in rhbem, misogyny, and general malignancy. In fact, if you I suppose it might be a bit of a cliche to write that any given book is a tour de force of its’ genre, but dammit if that doesn’t fit the bill for this one.