Tiempos recios

Tiempos recios

LA NUEVA NOVELA DE MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, PREMIO NOBEL DE LITERATURA Una historia de conspiraciones políticas e intereses encontrados durante la Guerra Fría. Una mentira que pasó por verdad y cambió el devenir de América Latina. «¿Era la historia esa fantástica tergiversación de la realidad?» Guatemala, 1954. El golpe militar perpetrado por Carlos Castillo LA NUEVA NOVELA DE MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, PREMIO NOBEL DE LITERATURA Una historia de conspiraciones pol?...

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Title:Tiempos recios
Author:Mario Vargas Llosa
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:B07VNP3QL6
Edition Language:Spanish
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Tiempos recios Reviews

  • Rebecca Thatcher-Murcia
    Jul 18, 2020
    This was my first Vargas Llosa novel and it did not disappoint. What an awful, and yet beautifully told , and partially true, story of the destruction of Guatemala's nascent democracy. This was my first Vargas Llosa novel and it did not disappoint. What an awful, and yet beauti...
  • Kirkrivera
    Mar 03, 2020
    On discovering Billie Holiday in my 20s I used to think with that voice, that soul, she could sing anything, the phone book, and it would be worthwhile, even essential, listening. Mario Vargas Llosa is to Spanish language literature what B Holiday was to jazz singing, and although in h...
  • Ruben Vermeeren
    Jan 28, 2021
    4,5 This was my first novel by Vargas Llosa and I honestly did not expect such a fast-paced, page-turning, political spy thriller. What a good surprise! The book jumps back and forth in time in brief alternating chapters surrounding two events: one is the US-supported military coup ...
  • David
    Nov 07, 2019
    Tough Times. Reading Vargas Llosa is always a demanding pleasure. A pleasure because he knows how to weave a story with characters that either amaze, repel or worldly empathetic. Demanding because politics, ethics, history and human nature collide. And he makes you think. The st...
  • Beverly
    Mar 23, 2020
    While I liked this book, I was troubled by the two Jewish characters at the beginning. A little research told me that they were part of the history of the United Fruit Company but that they were not the founders as portrayed in the book. Why did Mario Vargas Llosa want to present them ...
  • Ricardo
    Dec 27, 2020
    The latest delivery by Vargas Llosa might as well be the sequel to "The Feast of the Goat", as we find some events and characters from that previous novel. Although not as exciting and rich in detail as "The Feast of the Goat", this is nevertheless a well researched...
  • Rebeca
    Mar 20, 2020
    Fabuloso! Great writing, Vargas Llosa never disappoints. Too bad I was too young to remember this part of my beloved Guatemala? history . Unfortunately the huge division between our social classes and the discrimination towards our indigenous people does not allow the wealthy people ...
  • Frank
    Feb 20, 2020
    I feel that the book gave a very good accounting of the turbulent times in Guatemala during the 50s and the role played by United Fruit Company (UFCO) and anti-communism (McCarthyism) in the U.S. The plot was difficult to follow since there were jumps in time and I resorted to Wikipedi...
  • Ansell
    Mar 29, 2020
    Flat. Dull. Confusing amount of half drawn characters. Long stints of pure exposition made the first half feel more like a bad history text than a novel by the master Vargas Llosa. Dissapointed. ...
  • Francisco Acuna
    Oct 31, 2019
    This review is really a 3.5 stars. Although the book material is very interesting, MVL is sometimes repetitive and redundant when narrating certain facts. Again, the story is engrossing but MLV's writing is probably not his best one. This review is really a 3.5 stars. Although...
  • María Bensing
    Feb 02, 2020
    As usual, Vargas Llosa did not disappoint. Hard Times is another masterpiece by this great author. Interesting and engaging story that opens a whole new area of interest to me. The influence of McCarthyism in Central America, and its consequences on the radicalization of Castro?s reg...
  • Diego Zlotogora
    Oct 31, 2020
    Tiempos Recios is another historical fiction book by Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa. In this case, the story takes place in Guatemala mostly during the 40's and 50's of the 20th century. They were turbulent decades for this Central American country whose fate appears t...
  • Jule
    Jun 14, 2020
    "Tough Times" is apparently the English translation, and I certainly had a tough time reading this. It could just not get into the story - maybe because all parts of it were so foreign to me that I could not find a single point of connection? Maybe because the style was weird...
  • kalman szarfman
    Nov 06, 2020
    Great novel A story about South America till the sixties, with its dictators, dreamers and lovers. You are compeled to open Google after reading each chapter.. The last page is astonishing ...
  • Thiago Marzagão
    Feb 06, 2020
    Too much infodump. Feels like reading a history textbook at times. ...
  • Magnus Stanke
    Jul 06, 2020
    Mario Vargas Llosa es uno de mis escritores favoritos. Leí el libro (es de p.m.!) en español pero voy a escribir mi receña en ingles. Since my written Spanish is much worse than my reading in that language, I'll write my mini-review in English, though I read the book in Spa...
  • Richard Lopez Salgado
    Aug 29, 2020
    Another clear masterpiece from the Nobel prize winner. The quality of this man only seems to get better with the years. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in an accurately potrayal of US interventionism in Latin American and world political affairs and the consequences, a...
  • Manuel-Antonio Monteagudo Gauvrit
    Jul 20, 2020
    Marketed as a sort of sequel, or companion novel, to Mario Vargas Llosa's acclaimed "La Fiesta del Chivo", his latest novel sadly falls short of those lofty objectives. There is indeed a fascinating book sleeping inside this novel, but it does feel under-edited, sprea...
  • Carlos Alberto Ledezma
    Dec 17, 2020
    A historical novel that is not only entertaining, but also paints a very crude picture of the agents that have decided the destiny of Latin America. ...
  • Luc Paredis
    Oct 29, 2020
    too much a story about political intrigues to keep my attention dissapointing book by one of my favourite writers ...
  • Oscar
    Feb 05, 2020
    Well written, it follows the same style as his last books (at least for me); however, Vargas Llosa never dissappoints. Even though I think he has better books within this style (La fiesta del Chivo for example) the history is presented in a way it intriges you and keeps you hooked. ...
  • Karina
    Feb 10, 2020
    One of the best books I have read from Mario Vargas Llosa. Its connection with The Feast of the Goat is clear. Again MVLL talks about frauds and dictatorship combining actual facts with fiction. It is written in a descriptive narrative style, very clean and clear. It creates an equilib...
  • Sol Rosenbaum
    Mar 23, 2020
    This novel is about a coup that took place in Guatemala in 1954, and the aftermath. In this coup, Jacobo Arbenz was removed from the presidency. The United States, through the CIA, was one of the main participants in the coup. Tiempos recios lacks the suspense and impact of Vargas Llo...
  • Scott Burbank
    Jul 06, 2020
    Outstanding I have read many of Llosa's novels and this was one of my favorites. "Tiempos Recios" brought to life that critical time during the cold war and the serious repercussions of the events that transpired due to the monkey business of the CIA. I had thought t...
  • Carlos Arellano
    Mar 23, 2020
    Good character development and good use of historical events in support of the story being told. Challenging dialog. ...
  • Stephen
    May 24, 2020
    While it is fiction, this is essentially an account of the political upheavals in 1950s Guatemala. Vargas Llosa shows how Eisenhower's anti-communist hysteria permanently altered history in Central and South America. Really good stuff. While it is fiction, this is essentially ...
  • Mauricio
    Feb 19, 2020
    Another great story from the imagination of Peruvian Nobel Prize winner. ...
  • Antonio Banos
    Aug 20, 2020
    An excellent novel, probably the best of Vargas Llosa in recent years. The novel presents a very good overview of the C.I.A. supported cup which led to the fall of the presidency of Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala and many years of political struggle in that country. It shows the sad de...
  • Ana Amaral
    Dec 27, 2020
    A story of a conspiracy amidst the Cold War. The US plots to overthrow a progressive, liberal and democratic government of a small country in Latin America, Guatemala. The use of lies and creation of facts by foreign powers to manipulate public opinion resonates intensively with presen...
  • pll
    Dec 09, 2020
    Tiempos Recios (Fierce Times) is another historically-based novel of Vargas Llosa, this time telling the history of the 1954 CIA-orchestrated coup in Guatemala. It has a connection to a previous novel, La Fiesta del Chivo (The Feast of the Goat) about general Rafael Trujillo and the ev...