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The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

_sal_'s review against another edition

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challenging dark mysterious reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Esta obra fue algo muy difícil de entender. En recopilación se puede explicar como más bien La Vida de Artemio Cruz. Artemio recuerda su vida vía un instante de su muerte inevitable. No entendí mucho del libro especialmente las partes en las que la narrativa se quiebra y se convierte en primera, y tercera perspectiva. Las partes que envuelven y hacen esta obra para mi son las partes en las que de disuelves en la causas y consecuencias de la vida que Artemio Cruz decidió vivir. 

three_martini_lunch's review against another edition

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challenging dark mysterious sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

anyajulchen's review against another edition

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4.0

Aunque me tardé meses en terminar este libro, puedo decir que es excelente. Las razones de mi lentitud no tienen nada que ver con los magníficos personajes, el relato experimental que utiliza los tres tipos de narradores y, por supuesto, el arte en el que Carlos Fuentes envuelve este libro de, lamentablemente, aún importantes mensajes para la realidad latinoamericana.

h_martin's review against another edition

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dark mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

hhcharlesb's review against another edition

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5.0

Artemio Cruz se hace y rehace a la par que el México revolucionario, el revolucionario nada idealista, el cacique de provincia y el magnate capitalino, jugándose la vida en cada momento sin pensar en como será juzgado por su familia o amigos.

birokurgunlugu's review against another edition

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4.0

Artemio Cruz'un devrim uğruna savaşırken nasıl yozlaştığını amacından nasıl saptığını anlatıyor. Kurgusu şimdiye kadar okuduğum kitaplardan oldukça farklı ve zorlayıcı.

Üçüncü şahıs tarafından anlatılan Artemio'nun geçmişi çok gerçekçi bir anlatıma sahip.
Ölüm döşeğindeki Artemio'nun etrafında olup bitenleri, yakınlarının kendisi ölmeden miras derdine düşmesi mizahi olarak anlatılmış ki bence kitabın en eğlenceli bölümleriydi bunlar.
Son olarak da Artemio'nun, kendi iç hesaplaşması var. Bu bölümler de sık sık kitabı bırakmayı düşünmeme neden oldu.
Bu bölümler arasındaki geçişler çok keskin değil. O yüzden takibi biraz zor.

Meksika tarihi ile ilgili çok yoğun bir anlatım yok ama yine de belli başlı olayları bilmek biraz daha rahat bir okuma sağlayabilir.

lizwisniewski's review against another edition

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3.0

This was like taking bad tasting medicine that you knew was good for you. It stretched me, I learned from it, the author of course is amazingly talented. If only I knew anything about Mexico's history. Could of done without the misogynist stuff. But still, glad I read it, won't read it again, may read his ghost story book.

hrh_victoria's review against another edition

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2.0

This book was well-written, but nothing drew me into it. I could care less about Artemio's death, for example, which is partly the point, but it makes it difficult to appreciate this book. Perhaps I would like it more if I were more well-versed with Mexican history.

astroemi's review against another edition

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4.0

El final fue espectacular, y casi hace que valga la pena el libro entero. Sin embargo, no es suficiente. El camino para llegar tiene algunas partes divertidas y memorables, pero otras las sentí vacías y hasta aburridas.

Igual, el final lo mejoró mucho. Es difícil recomendarlo totalmente.

manaledi's review against another edition

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3.0

I kept thinking I'd get through this book because all the descriptions are "classic Latin American novel" but death bed ramblings are not my cup of tea. I wish I'd read this in one of my many Latin American lit classes, but coming to it by myself later on just doesn't have the same urgency.