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  • La Reina del Sur
  • Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • Spanish
  • 18 January 2019
  • 9788420494913

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SUMMARY ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Arturo Pérez-Reverte CHARACTERS Ñ La Reina del Sur Arturo Pérez-Reverte ¹ 9 CHARACTERS Desnuda se erizó igual ue si acabara de reventar el grifo del agua fría Bip bip En el estéreo del dormitorio los Tigres del Norte cantaban historias de Camelia la Tejana La traición y el contrabando decían son cosas compartidas». This is a fascinating and beautifully written book about so many things On the surface it is the tale of the unlikely rise of a young girl through the world of the drug trade her survival and success But as in any book by P rez Reverte it is meticulously researched and crafted and gives the reader layer upon layer Teresa Mendoza is a superb character and the book uses everything from The Count of Monte Cristo to the narco corridos to illustrate both her examined and unexamined life I came to this book because of the excellent series on the USA Network but after some initial similarities the 2 stories went off in different directions The one on tv decided to stay in the US Mexico while the original story moved to Spain and Morocco which I thoroughly enjoyedit added a fish out of water element and a homesickness to Teresa s character This book is a lovely example of how a great story can be told with the unlikeliest of elements this book transcends genre It is engaging fascinating I found myself following each twist and turn of Teresa s rise caring deeply for her complex character Very highly recommended

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SUMMARY ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Arturo Pérez-Reverte CHARACTERS Ñ La Reina del Sur Arturo Pérez-Reverte ¹ 9 CHARACTERS E uedó muy uieta conteniendo el aliento como si la inmovilidad o el silencio pudieran cambiar el curso de lo ue ya había ocurrido Bip bip Estaba en la bañera depilándose la pierna derecha el agua jabonosa por la cintura y su piel. Update May 28 2016 I gave this one a second try after a lapse of some seven years only because a review of it was needed for another site where the movie and telenovela adaptations are going to be reviewed later this year My first reading had gotten through Chapter 3 I d uit reading because I didn t like it but figured that if it got no worse it would be bearable to finish so fully intended to do so this time By the time I got into Chapter 7 however for me the cumulative Ewww factor was too high to continue I promised a review to the site administrator at the other site and I ll skim the rest of the text enough to write one with an explanation of what I did but it s going back to the started not finished shelf again this time to stay there permanently My original comments start belowA friend of mine who s not on Goodreads who s reading this book recommended it to me as one I might like Whether or not I actually would I don t know I admire strong heroines but not villainesses and it sounds like Perez Riverte s title character here would be apt to be the latter But I told him I d give it a try sometime later on so I ll give her the benefit of the doubt in the meantimeAug 24 2009Well I gave this book an honest try but I m not going to finish it and will be putting it back on BookMooch where I got it It has all the usual characteristics of the contemporary noir school which effectively reminded me of why I don t like that school in the first place a general tone of moral cynicism an unremitting emphasis on the sordid and the grungy exploitative sexual content and an off putting plethora of bad language including the f word which is probably highly unrealistic in the mouths of Spanish speaking characters While I didn t wish Teresa any ill and felt sorry for her in much of what she went through her drug use and her choice of a second drug running boyfriend after the first one was killed the label learning disabled comes to mind though granted we re all slow studies at times and we all make mistakes made her hard for me to relate to as did a certain distancing effect just from the author s self consciously literary style Perez Reverte s books have gotten a lot of favorable notice in library circles so I m glad to have had the opportunity to investigate his work but I wouldn t see myself reading any of it Modified March 14 2012 Barn Burning and other stories pudieran cambiar el curso de lo ue ya había ocurrido Bip bip Estaba en la bañera depilándose la Ta carrière est fi nie pierna derecha el agua jabonosa Silent Assault por la cintura y su Deep Web File #網絡奇談 piel. Update May 28 2016 I gave this one a second try after a lapse of some seven years only because a review of it was needed for another site where the movie and telenovela adaptations are going to be reviewed later this year My first reading had gotten through Chapter 3 I d uit reading because I didn t like it but figured that if it got no worse it would be bearable to finish so fully intended to do so this time By the time I got into Chapter 7 however for me the cumulative Ewww factor was too high to continue I The Business of Design promised a review to the site administrator at the other site and I ll skim the rest of the text enough to write one with an explanation of what I did but it s going back to the started not finished shelf again this time to stay there Project Calisthenics. Ipertrofia e forza a corpo libero permanently My original comments start belowA friend of mine who s not on Goodreads who s reading this book recommended it to me as one I might like Whether or not I actually would I don t know I admire strong heroines but not villainesses and it sounds like Perez Riverte s title character here would be apt to be the latter But I told him I d give it a try sometime later on so I ll give her the benefit of the doubt in the meantimeAug 24 2009Well I gave this book an honest try but I m not going to finish it and will be Same Time Next Year putting it back on BookMooch where I got it It has all the usual characteristics of the contemporary noir school which effectively reminded me of why I don t like that school in the first The Everafter place a general tone of moral cynicism an unremitting emphasis on the sordid and the grungy exploitative sexual content and an off My Own Worst Enemy putting Shtetl The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews plethora of bad language including the f word which is Siete prioridades de la vida probably highly unrealistic in the mouths of Spanish speaking characters While I didn t wish Teresa any ill and felt sorry for her in much of what she went through her drug use and her choice of a second drug running boyfriend after the first one was killed the label learning disabled comes to mind though granted we re all slow studies at times and we all make mistakes made her hard for me to relate to as did a certain distancing effect just from the author s self consciously literary style Perez Reverte s books have gotten a lot of favorable notice in library circles so I m glad to have had the opportunity to investigate his work but I wouldn t see myself reading any of it Modified March 14 2012

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SUMMARY ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Arturo Pérez-Reverte CHARACTERS Ñ La Reina del Sur Arturo Pérez-Reverte ¹ 9 CHARACTERS Un thriller apasionante«Sonó el teléfono y supo ue la iban a matar Lo supo con tanta certeza ue se uedó inmóvil la cuchilla en alto el cabello pegado a la cara entre el vapor del agua caliente ue goteaba en los azulejos Bip bip S. There are three books to be found within this book three major storylines to follow One is mostly well done one is middling but has issues one is rather ridiculous occasionally mildly offensive and out of place The first which I found mostly well done is Perez Reverte s homage to the high adventure stories of the 19th century specificially his modern update of The Count of Monte Cristo The Count is remade into a Mexican woman of the 21st century who is tied to the Mexican drug cartels through her drug running pilot boyfriend She is set on the run for a crime she did not commit and runs off to Spain and we watch the relative naif follow the torturous path of Dantes a path that is perhaps even painful than his It is a clever idea to cast the Count as a woman it adds to the tale many obstacles and possibilities of obstacles that Edmund Dantes never had to face and it complicates the progression of our main character to the triumphant protaganist that we all know is coming from the layout of the plot I found the adventure story aspect of the novel all excellently done there are several high speed boat chases that have the pages turning at a velocity to match the engines of the boats there are unexpected shoot outs there are moments with only one way out gambles that hold the fate the characters in the palm of their hand to heart pounding effect Perez Reverte has always been able to swashbuckle his way into my affections and this piece was no exception However And this is a rather annoying however I do wish that he hadn t felt the need to constantly shove in our faces the fact that this was a version of The Count of Monte Cristo He had characters refer to each other as their counterparts in the book Really You couldn t trust us to figure that one out Arturo Come on man I promise you we re smart enough for that The book becomes a major motif and a jumping off point for the characters to make fun of each other for how much they are into it and how delusional that is It was just a little too self involved for me It reads like fan fiction sometimes It s lovely to see how giddy he is about Dumas tale and its life changing powers but I wish he would just let us see it for ourselves rather than constantly insisting upon the truth of it and insisting that his characters enact his own fascination with it It feels artificial and sometimes a bit insulting We get it I promiseThe second story contained within the book and I should probably say that there are spoilers from here on out is the story of the transformation of a woman Teresa begins the book a girl totally dependent upon the whims of others especially her narco boyfriend Guero She sits at home and waits for him takes care of him puts him first in every way She doesn t know much about his business and she doesn t ask When she is forced to go on the run after Guero is killed by his bosses for committing several indiscretions she has to slowly learn how to become independent Perez Reverte is truly fascinated by the thought of a truly independent woman you can tell I ve said time and again that he has a dark lady obsession this book is entirely about that in fact though at least we get to see the world from her perspective and see why she is mysterious but I think this is really what the obsession is He worships the very idea of it though he doesn t seem to uite believe that it can be true or that women can completely seperate from what he clearly believes are their natural womanly urges which turned out to be a problem While she was learning to rely on herself use her natural gifts she s gifted with a head for numbers for instance and her intelligence and rely on and trust no one Perez Reverte feels the need to frame it in terms of gender By the end of the novel she has assumed the role of her narco boyfriend in her relationship with everyone she knows and coldly addresses her business partner who is in love with her as a nagging wife who believes her husband works too much and neglects her He also has problems writing believably inside the head of a woman sometimes laughably so He freuently has Teresa feel things in her womb when he wants to emphasize that it is a real feeling No for reals Cause apparently that s what all we women are one big vibrating womb However that all said I did like the attempt at rendering a woman who truly does not need anyone and even when betrayed by people she trusts does not descend into a weeping mess but handles the situation She gets herself out of the last tense corners of the novel without one single man left to help her in any way I really really appreciated that So if the development was uneven and somewhat unbelievable I at least was with him on his goal and the last 100 pages of her developmentThe third thing going on here that was absolutely ridiculous is Perez Reverte s various personal opinions and feelings being put on display I found it rather embarrassing pedantic and offensive by turns First of all let s just note that there s a lot of weird attitudes towards ethnicity in this book Yes part of it is that he s writing about a world where people aren t exactly PC but some of it comes from the omniscient narrator point of view part of the story is told by a journalist trying to write a book about Teresa part is told from her point of view There s a really weird somewhat twisted relationship with Mexico in the book Perez Reverte seems to be arguing for the fact that Spaniards shouldn t find their culture superior to Mexico in any way because Spain has just as many problems which I didn t even know was a comparison that happened but okay And yet at the same time he seems to be weirdly fetishizing in a conflicted 19th century colonialist way the Mexican ethnicity At many points during the book characters tell Teresa that she looks best with her hair pulled back tightly and parted down the middle in the style of a Mexican peasant Everyone who sees her is five times attracted to her when she presents herself in as Mayan or Indian a way as possible those are the descriptors used And yet she ends up being dressed up makeover style in a modern discreet European way Everyone including Teresa looks down on the garish way that Mexican drug cartel people dress and live and yet The other Mexican character who is held up as an example refuses to let go of his garish ways and listens to his corridos songs about drug cartels loudly and often They are uoted freuently throughout the novel seemingly as examples of poetry It s this weird mixture of idealization and looking down his nose that I can t uite figure out It just popped up uncomfortably often and I didn t uite get why that was thereAnyway this has likely gone on for long enough but the point is its a lovely adventure novel and a good coming of age tale in its way but not without a good deal of complication This is my least favorite of his books though it is still not bad or anything Just not representative of what he is capable of Perez Reverte 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