Red April (Abril rojo) is the English translation from Spanish of a whodunit novel by Santiago Roncagliolo, published in and was awarded the Alfaguara. “Abril Rojo” by Santiago Roncagliolo. Premio Alfaguara de Novela ed. Alfaguara, Spain. Review by Victoria. I read this book as my contribution to Global Reading Challenge (South America) Roncagliolo, S. Abril Rojo () Santillana Ediciones.

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His opinion of Lima is not very high since he considers it quite competitive, the source of popular consensus and, at the same time, full of smog, and arid gray hills in some parts. If you want my opinion, read it, you wont loose. This page was last edited on 26 Marchat Views Read Edit View history.

This novel is translated from the Spanish, and nothing is lost in the translation. This article about a Peruvian journalist is a stub. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter.

Santiago Roncagliolo

When he is sent off to oversee the elections in a remote region, things begin to take a turn for the worse. At the same time, Chacaltana is a unique protagonist. The story is so powerful that it grabs your attention from the first to the last page. It’s also just been short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, which is richly deserved. It’s set in a weird Latin American country!

His prose is quite simple and not that complex as Llosa santiagp in some of his books, he has a good sense of humor and he tries to criticize the power and the society of his country.


The prosecutor heard his voice and another in the roncagilolo to the side, without being able to make out what they were saying. The War of the End of the World. Final four foreign language releases reviewed As a reward Felix Chacaltana Saldivar is sent to a remote village to monitor the presidential elections where the nonexistent terrorist group still operates.

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Who better than the priest, for example, to give us lectures on Incan mythology, even if he has to rohcagliolo listening in the confessional to do so? His prose is quite simple and not that complex as Llosa u Red April is a not that much intense but very intriguing book. Narrated in a lineal manner the novel thus begins with the report on the first murder that was carried out and from which there will come a series of murders that the se district attorney investigated.

The prosecutor thought he saw someone, the shadow of someone.

Red April (Abril rojo) – Santiago Roncagliolo – A Crime is Afoot

Kunsthistorisches Museum Photos 22 hours ago. Second book I’ m reading by him, I liked it a lot and it wont be the last. You are commenting using your WordPress. Nevertheless, all of the characters as well as the majority of situations and places mentioned here, are abrkl, including the factual details that have been removed from context of place, time and meaning.

Looking for beautiful books? But when a particularly grisly murder is discovered, and the necessity to write a report lands on C What a chilling book. Santiago Roncagliolo Lima earned international recognition when he was awarded with Premio Alfaguara de Novela for Red Aprilso far his only political thriller. Book ratings by Goodreads. If he has even lived in Latin America, he certainly has no idea how things are there. I have no idea. Set in the early s, this novel explores that period of time where people loved Alberto Fujimori for making them feel safe but corruption is becoming a big problem.


I can’t blame it on Edith Grossman, who is one of the best translators working.

Oct 02, Carolina Quintero rated it really liked it. It was an easy read. Snow Storms in Canada 3 weeks ago. This book should be a 4.

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Mar 13, Mark Staniforth rated it really liked it. It sounds kind of unsexy: Peru is a very religious country, in the census only 2. One cannot help but compare him to his more famous Peruvian colleague, Mario Vargas Llosa but Roncagliolo roojo a different style which stands on his own. Roncaggliolo long, and thanks for all the books 3 years ago. This is the analysis, the context I felt was missing in Bolano’s interminable chapter of murdered women. WOW what a book. Do Not Delete Posts.

The World in the Satin Bag. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He requested the transfer: This book did not live up to its potential. Yes, don’t make that ronagliolo, I’ve heard your jokes, I’ve seen the faces of old politicians when we speak.