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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 don’t think he’s making any radical social observations when he portrays men as willful and unfeeling and women as needy. 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 sabe o que diz sempre, e tem o tempo certo. It’s bold, it’s a bit graphic and reading the first story alone will feel like someone punched you in the gut and ran off.
Trivia About O Cobrador. Return to Book Page. Which is to say these inky black, spare stories are profoundly unsettling in more than one way. Read most of them, not all. This is a strange little connection, with some really varied kinds cobraodr 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.
That project didn’t quite pan out, but I did finish this amazing little ckbrador. I didn’t get the Bukowski comparisons, until I did.
These are pretty good, solid stories that have magical elements but are also grounded in a recognizable moral universe. 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 fonsfca 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.
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So what we get are shock-for-the-sake-of-it stories, the first trio here, which aren’t that shocking– a powerful businessman relieves tension by hitting pedestrians with his fast car, a serial killer falls in love with a woman and realizes his killing is sanctioned by the dominant system, etc. The novel I read by him was far better. Tira 12 – tomo I.
lecturas errantes: El Cobrador, de Rubem Fonseca
Llibres i poemes a estones. Even though, he refuses to do interviews and is a very reclusive person, much like Thomas Pynchon, who is a personal friend of Fonseca. No trivia or quizzes yet. In Enemy another lonely man seeks out his old high school buddies.
I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and editing and working on it. O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca. Jan 13, Cobradot rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is both funny and sad. Um dos melhores e mais brutais livros de contos que li. With material such as this one reaches a certain point where the author is either enjoying himself, granting himself the powers to kill and rape in a fictive universe, or there covrador somethin Some authors show you disturbing images of murder and rape and horror with absolutely no remorse or mercy because Rubem Fonseca’s Rio is a city at war, a city whose vast disparities- in wealth, social standing, and prestige- are untenable.
I read the Portuguese edition, so I can’t comment on the translation, but the wonderfully-written stories describe some of the harshest violence I’ve ever read about. Maybe it’s only a bit ruben an exaggeration to murder your wife, and your dwarf best friend, for some good sex?
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Havia um que escondia o rosto agarrado nas barras de ferro. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Diario de un adicto a la lectura. The second half of the stories are a bit more soaked in alcohol, misogyny, and general malignancy. Angels of the Marquees. So take my review with a grain of salt, or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it quite well.
In Angels of the Marquees a lonely man tries to help homeless derelicts with The first story is Night drive is only two pages but it is complete with an interesting character, some suspense, and a dark surprise.