Quesadillas

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  • Title: Quesadillas
  • Author: Juan Pablo Villalobos
  • ISBN: 9781908276223
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
Quesadillas

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About “Juan Pablo Villalobos

  • Juan Pablo Villalobos

    Juan Pablo Villalobos naci en Guadalajara, M xico, en 1973 Estudi Marketing y Literatura Hisp nica Ha realizado cientos de estudios de mercado y ha publicado cr nicas de viaje, cr tica literaria y cr tica de cine Se ha ocupado de investigar temas tan dispares como la ergonom a de los retretes, la influencia de las vanguardias en la obra de C sar Aira, la flexibilidad de los poliductos para instalaciones el ctricas, los efectos secundarios de los f rmacos contra la disfunci n erectil o la excentricidad en la literatura latinoamericana en la primera mitad del siglo XX Ha sido becario del programa Alban, becas de alto nivel de la Uni n Europea para Am rica Latina, y del Instituto de Investigaciones Ling stico Literarias de la Universidad Veracruzana Estudia un doctorado en Teor a de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada en la Universidad Aut noma de Barcelona Actualmente vive en Barcelona, donde combina la escritura con su trabajo en una empresa de comercio electr nico.



810 thoughts on “Quesadillas

  • Excellent satire, absolutely hilarious and smart I would have liked the book to be longer and I wanted of a narrative arc, or a sense of purpose Nonetheless, this takes on class in Mexico or anywhere for that matter in a really useful way.


  • A lot of times swearwords are difficult to translate in all their colorful glory The English version of the book tries hard to replicate the technicolor use of chingar in all its varied forms, but falls short Surprisingly, this is an important factor in this book As far a pacing goes, something seems a little off as well In Spanish Villalobos really puts things like devaluation of the peso and alien abduction in the same category of absurdity, which is the book s strong point in its native langu [...]


  • Un retratado descarnado de la pobreza, que se compensa con un sentido del humor negro con desparpajo Lo peor no era ser pobre lo peor era no tener idea de las cosas que se pueden hacer con el dinero Una cr tica profunda y sentida, una indiferencia a la que se le hab a extraviado la indolencia, era una indiferencia de lo m s interesada con un final extra o y un tanto decepcionante.Un escritor en el que vale la pena profundizar.



  • I didn t find this all that enjoyable, an okay read, but it felt too short and kind of pointless Although looking back there were several moments in the story that made me laugh or hooked my interest Only for them to lead nowhere I think I d have liked a longer and developed story Perhaps an author to try again in the future.



  • Comedy is one of the sharpest knives for cutting through reality and few authors exploit it with power or grace than Villalobos In this book the struggle of social classes in a rather remote town in a society dominated by a party dictatorship is portrayed A society with no idea of what democracy or life without monetary inflation is about relieves its existential issues by shielding themselves behind religion or any other wild idea like aliens The trademark of this book is its humor which is ma [...]


  • Juan Pablo Villalobos ha escrito hasta ahora dos novelas muy mexicanas, d ndole la vuelta a los clich s o burl ndose de ellos especialmente en sta cercanas a la realidad nacional, pero desde una postura cr tica Si en en Fiesta en la madriguera se aborda el tema del narcotr fico reinventando o esquivando la narconovela en el microcosmos de una familia en realidad padre, hijo y algunos allegados , desde la perspectiva de un ni o exc ntrico para quien los lujos desaforados recibir un hipop tamo ena [...]


  • Segundo libro de Juan Pablo Villalobos y la verdad es que lo disfrut mucho Lo agrego a mi lista de autores que me gusta lo que escriben y como lo escriben.


  • I wasn t sure what to think when I grabbed this book off the shelf at the library, but it sure wasn t this This book is hilariously smart sardonic as it criticizes Mexico s political, economic, and social class structure through the eyes of a large family living on a hill All of the children are named after Greek philosophers, adding philosophical commentary undertones to the whole book After two of the family s children go missing a Polish family moves next door, the protagonist shares his expe [...]


  • Comovente De linguagem simples, o livro de Juan Pablo Villalobos entrela a sentimentos complexos imposs vel ficar imune ao humor cortante que a obra traz Oreo, personagem principal narrador, t o humano, t o presente que fica a d vida entre am lo e desprez lo As vezes dif cil continuar a leitura sabendo que esse mundo irreal surreal est a dois passos de n s, me pergunto como foi poss vel para o autor penetrar t o fundo nesses sentimentos E se o final n o lhe agradar, fique com a resposta latente [...]


  • Super divertido Es un relato de una familia luchando con la situaci n econ mica de M xico a finales de los 80 s en San Juan de los Lagos El uso del lenguaje mexicanismo y analog as llenas de humor lo hacen una lectura super entretenida.No le puse 5 estrellitas porque siento que la ltima parte no estuvo tan a la altura de la primera, a pesar de eso no dudar a en recomendarlo ampliamente como un buen snack literario.


  • In my thusfar failed career in fiction, I ve attempted to inject magical realism, and it doesn t work, at least per feedback I ve received Okay, one time it did work.But is this book a work of magical realism The book is not metafiction, to be sure it s satire though at one point it almost becomes self aware, when one characters says that what is happening is impossible and our hero, young Orestes, reacts with the awareness that Mexico is known as a surreal country Surely a nod to Marquez and ot [...]


  • Pretty dang good Oh yeah, one thing Rosalind Harvey translated my copy Internet says she s a big shot translator and I think she did a good job My only bone is that she refers to wood pigeons several times throughout the book but there are no wood pigeons in Mexico Wood pigeons Columba palumbus are, according to wiki, native to Southern and Western Europe with a migratory presence in Northern Europe and Western Asia White winged doves Zenaida asiatica , however, are very common in Mexico and ar [...]


  • I won this book through First Reads.It s a story set in Mexico, that starts off as a basic tale of a family s struggle to survive It throws up serious issues of poverty and equality but they are handled with humour, which makes this book an enjoyable read about a difficult subject.I loved the writing style and the story was engaging throughout, meaning I easily finished it over a leisurely day s reading because I didn t want to put it down.The ending was unexpected, it turns into of a fantastic [...]


  • This little book packs quite a punch Aliens, cows, missing kids, inept police chiefs, populate this satirical world, and it is quite the ride The author has deftly written a story crammed full of laughs as he takes the reader on a journey through 1980 Mexico, centering on a large family that learns to survive forces both external and internal by the number of quesadillas they get to eat each day But with each turn of the page, as the story becomes crazier or fantastical, the author grounds it in [...]


  • I won this book through First Reads in exchange for an honest review thanks for choosing me I have a hard time looking at this book and not thinking of Napoleon Dynamite Anyhow, this book is pretty nuts and I m not really sure what to rate it exactly I was quite interested in Orestes and his family and what it s like to be middle class in Mexico I loved that Aristotle s every other word was arsehole and I loved the rich neighbours next door in all their arrogant glory But the last 5 or so pages [...]


  • When in MexicoThis is a hard one really probably 3.5 stars as I further explain It is hilarious almost all of the time, the laugh out loud kind, for me at least It was fast and engaging and well written, BUT I just didn t get the last 5 10 pages the ultimate ending I mean I got it, just didn t care for the direction it took It was weird for me that s all I will say If you read it or if you ve read it, let me know what you think.



  • Me deja la impresi n de que mucho se queda en el tintero Se siente un intento por ser concreta, pero se sabe, con el pasar de las p ginas, un intento fallido.Las situaciones se suceden sin mucha explicaci n, y aun menos reacci n racional por parte de los personajes Situaciones que me molestan de sobremanera.Compensando con humor negro, y palabrotas, cual s mil de Ibarg engoitia, tambi n fracasa, pues se siente forzado y fuera de lugar S , medio as hablamos los mexicanos, pero ese medio es el imp [...]


  • T da dusm ga sat ra par to, k visi politi i ir c kas, un Meksika tikai grimst uz leju Smiekl gu vietu netr kst, bet sta dzi uma nav Da u stundu notriek anai gan der ja labi.


  • Esto fue lo que me esperaba cuando dec an que ser a divertid simo a diferencia de No Voy a Pedirle a Nadie Que Me Crea


  • Judge this book by its vibrant, eclectic cover and rush out to pick it up The story is about Orestes and his six brothers and sisters as they fight for their share of the Quesadillas at the table Villalobos uses his naive voice ironically to write bitterly hilarious social economical political commentary surrounded by aliens, lesbian cows and magical red buttons Loads of fun.


  • This book is a good follow up to Down the Rabbit Hole Kudos to Villalobos for not imitating the success of that book instead of sticking with the concept of Rabbit in which the story was driven by a very unique and memorable voice , he takes things here in a decidedly different direction The focus in this book is on the wacky events, surrealistic humor and political satire, rather than the voice Overall the book feels a bit episodic, but I think maybe that was the point To make fun of convention [...]


  • I read this book partly because it was recommended by a literary friend and because I was travelling to Mexico I like to read a novel from the countries I visit when I m there The book paints a bleak picture of Mexico, but it hardly held my attention neither the characters nor the plot engaged me Indeed, the part I enjoyed most was the glossary, which explained various Mexican words and briefly summarised decades of incompetent and corrupt government by the PRI I did read the brief introduction [...]


  • Segunda novela despu s de la desquiciante Fiesta Le esta primero, no tan amena, esa picaresca inepta de un huido de casa por un motivo tan inane como tonto, esas descripciones de la jodidencia de la clase bajomediera, con sus limitados placeres gastron micos, ese vivir precariamente en una futura colonia popoff ja, ja, desganado no me causaron ni la m s gracia enana La Fiesta es otra cosa Enmarcada en las m s rancia cultura criminal, a cuyos miembros no les bastan estas tierras para tratar de ll [...]


  • Bueno, bueno, bueno Villalobos Guadalajara, M xico, 1973 es de esos casos an malos de la literatura mexicana autor traducido a otros idiomas, entre ellos el ingl s, lo que le ha granjeado rese as y hasta ser finalista del 2011 Guardian First Book Award.Y merecido lo tiene El tipo tiene talento y tino y mucha gracia.Esta novela no solo es heredera del mejor Ibarg engoitia, sino familiar de la obra de C sar Aira y otros autores contempor neos.Villalobos nos da una novela que se disfruta desde el i [...]


  • One of the quirkiest books Ive read in a while Hard ti describe Set in Mexico, so backdrop is of corruption and poverty The narrator, Orestes all his brothers and sisters are named after classical Greeks is a teenager trying to survive and make sense of his world Each day he competes at mealtimes for his share of Quesadillas there are 80 fingers at the meal table so it is very competitive whose thickness and nutritional content vary daily with the economy They get very thin at times of hyper inf [...]


  • Yes, being poor sucks, and being poor in Mexico really sucks Other than reminding us that older brothers, crazy fathers and corrupt politicians also suck, the only thing this book has to offer is some mildly amusing references to Greek Mythology and alien abduction conspiracies Unfortunately for the reader, Gabriel Garcia Marquez this guy ain t and the attempts at magical realism fall painfully flat Neither is this guy Carlos Fuentes so the reader has very little historical context in which to p [...]


  • Uma viagem ao M xico Podemos ver que n s brasileiros partilhamos parte dos h bitos e sofrimentos do povo mexicano As oscila es da economia nacional e o desgosto com os pol ticos, s o duas das nossas semelhan as Por outro lado podemos conhecer alguns diferen as, seja na alimenta o, as tortillas s o citadas a todo momento, ou uma na presen a ainda mais forte da religi o no cotidiano das pessoas de classe m dia A situa o da fam lia de Oreo comovente, mas ao inv s de nos levar a tristeza, o autor no [...]


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