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The Neruda Case – Roberto Ampuero

To find a Cuban doctor who might be able to cure his cancer, Neruda hires a young Cuban guy who is hanging around Valparaiso, a southern Chilean city of hills and cold weather. I’m looking forward to seeing the sequels translated into English, so I can pick them up.

En un momento en el ampuer Chile estaba al borde del colapso. Meruda he moved in with a Swedish family, residing in Stockholm. Please neruea that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. As I got further into the book, the narrative was good enough to hold my interest without making the reading seem like a chore, the writing got better and the story became far more interesting.

But gee, it still makes for a mediocre but misleading novel. That is patently unfair of course, but people will carry with them these expectations into the book. And he was right. Ampuero’s mix of ambition and nostalgia, and especially the wide-ranging travel, weigh down the book.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ampuero is an internationally acclaimed and translated writer and his Maigret wannabe detective, Cayetano Brule, has been entertaining readers for years. From the last days of the Allende government to the Pinochet takeover, this mystery covers a lot of historic ground as well as tidbits into the heart and soul of Neruda and his love for country. And he did for a time, but he kept returning to the Neruda story because that was the mechanism by which he chose to tell his story.


If this seems like a mild review, that is because it is. So Neruda hires a young man who he judges to have aptitude as a potential detective Ampuero’s fictional detective Cayatano Brule’s very first case to search for the elusive woman.

Porque sus dectectives son demasiados estrafalarios y cerebrales. Still, overall, I can’t recommend this novel. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. In the above passage Ampuero compares Neruda and Brecht as ampero who know how to survive sometimes needing to compromise their own principles in doing so.

Additionally, the present-day scene at the beginning felt forced and the time shift to the past was jarring. The Neruda Case – India.

I thought you got a very good sense of what was going on in each country. So Cayetano sets off for Mexico and dabbles at investigation, eventually meeting with at least some sort of success — only to find that Neruda was, in fact, more or less just testing him. There is a good international angle to the story and the characters. Neruda is seriously ill and asks Brule to find a doctor he knew years before who may provide help, or so we initially are led to believe.

Read this wonderfully translated thriller to find out and don’t be surprised to realize that you will want to travel with Cayetano Brule wherever he goes next.

Aug 05, Manecita rated it really liked it Shelves: The literature and music spoken of nerud the book, for whatever reason, is generally what Europeans and North Americans were reading or listening to at the time.

Pablo Neruda has three houses, the most famous of which is La Sebastiana and his poetry dots the literary landscape here giving a unique view of the man sitting in the armchair he names La Nube. I think it is safe to assume that a man who can write movingly about love has experienced it in spades.

Given that the novel hinges on this plot, you’d think there robrto be some evidence offered from the poet’s own words or poems or memoir to at least validate the storyline, but no If you can buy into the original premise that a Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda would hire rberto young man with no experience other than from his reading of Georges Simenon’s Inspector Maigret novels, you will be carried alon I found this an ambitious book which combines literary and political tropes to good effect.


Le 28, Pete Wung rated it liked it. The only important thing is that he finds this man — Neruda is dying of cancer and this is his final wish. I just wished the main character had been more developed instead of focusing on Neruda.

Ampuero’s highly personal afterword contextualizes his youth in Valparaiso, Chile in the s and early s – an essay alone worth the price of the book. Cayetano has no experience as a detective but Neruda cajoles him to begin the search and suggests he read the Simenon books starring the fictional detective Maigret for guidance in the art of detection.


El caso Neruda

So often Ampuero caught Neruda in all his artistry and his contradictions. The complete review ‘s Review:.

I received an uncorrected proof of this book as a winner in a Goodreads First Reads drawing. My interest in this novel is the South American-ness of it: In the middle of another book, but soon. Can a bore, an ugly man write great novels and eternal poems?

I found this an ambitious book which combines literary and political tropes to good effect. Not very dramatic, somewhat pedestrian and actually kind of slow. No trivia or quizzes yet. Well written and engaging, Ampuero’s characters come to life. I hope this book does well; perhaps it will create some interest in translating Ampuero’s other novels into English. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.