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Australian director Rolf de Heer's fondness for making films about isolated characters on the fringes of society gets an elegiac work-out in "The Old Man Who Read Love Stories," a gentle and immensely likable adaptation of the novel by Luis Sepulveda. By David Stratton. Filmed entirely on jungle locations in French Guiana, and centered on an engagingly mellow and subtle performance by Richard Dreyfuss, this French-Aussie co-production presents a hefty marketing challenge but could post solid rewards in niche venues before a decent ancillary life where, unfortunately, its spacious visuals will be severely circumscribed. Instead, he presents a character study of a simple man who finds his pleasures in the small things of life. In a stilted opening sequence, an unseen female narrator introduces Antonio Bolivar Dreyfuss , a ish man who lives in El Idilio, a village located beside a tributary of the Amazon. Bolivar, we are told, came here when he was a young man to help colonize the jungle.

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Unable to return to his previous village, the poor forgive everything but failure, Antonio settles in the village of El Idilio the Idyllget a sense of how this. Honor, tradition, wisdom, all themes in a slight volume that readers will breeze through as danger mounts and admiration for the old man grows.

Very nicely done. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. But tourists and opportunists are making inroads into the area, and the balance of nature is making a dangerous shift. Translated by Peter Bush.

Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published July 14th by Mariner Books first published More Details Original Title. Premio Tigre Juan Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3.

Rating details. More filters. Sort order. He died on April 16 due to the virus. It was his first novel. He could read! It was the most important discovery of his whole life.

He could read. He possessed the antidote to the deadly poison of old age. But he had nothing to read. He once lived with the Shuar natives, but tragic circumstances required him to leave his adopted tribe and settle with his fellow whites in the small village of El Idilio.

He was once a great hunter, but now he has become old and enjoys nothing more than losing himself in the pain and anguish of doomed love stories. A dentist who shows up twice a year to extract teeth from the villagers brings him two new books.

The dentist knows a hooker who has the exact same taste in books as Bolivar. Bolivar would be quite content to lead his simple life and while away the hours of his days enthralled by the passions of fictional people, but a man is killed by a female ocelot after he killed her cubs and wounded her mate. Bolivar is forced to join the hunt for the female by the fat, wife-beating mayor, whom everyone calls the Slimy Toad behind his back.

These things take time. I wonder how many wives right now are contemplating creative ways to murder their husbands after being quarantined with them for several weeks. Bolivar finds what is left of a settler and a dead American, killed by the grief-stricken ocelot.

The jungle is rather tidy with debris. The ants had done a magnificent job, leaving their bones as smooth as plaster. They were carrying away his straw-colored hair strand by strand, like tiny women woodcutters felling coppery trees, to strengthen the entrance tunnel to their anthill. He soon finds himself in a desperate struggle to kill an animal he sympathizes with before she manages to kill him. I keep thinking about The Old Man and the Sea, as one man battles the forces of nature.

This is considered an ecological novel and certainly shines a light on the negative impact of the West on those regions of the world that were existing in balanced harmony before the trudge of their big feet, the jangle of their equipment, their loud voices, their arrogance, their pathological need to hunt, and their fascination in gazing upon primitive cultures reminding me of those who search out poverty porn turn a jungle into chaos.

I really love the sweet, subtle power of this novel. The resistance of a culture to technology and the metal monsters of guns and machines. The respect that the Shuar people show the jungle and the wonder they feel as they encounter mystical elements that seemingly defy science. I love thinking about this leather-skinned, old man pondering the mysteries of love as he listens to the river and turns the pages of a book.

There is a movie based on the book, starring Richard Dreyfuss, that was released in He was arrested twice in his home country of Chile and tortured by the General Augusto Pinochet regime. He was an ardent supporter of the rights of people. He eventually was released after pressure by Amnesty International and chose to live in Germany because of his great love for the literature of that country.

If you get a chance, do read about his life on Wikipedia. He was certainly a man who used the power of his pen to try and expose the abuses of those in power. It is unfortunate that it took a news story about his death appearing on my cell phone for me to be motivated to finally read one of his books. This is a slender, but powerful book. View all 15 comments. Toni Thank you! Krazy Arnold jeffrey dita has a crush on you 12 hours, 56 min ago. View all 19 comments.

Apr 22, Glenn Russell added it. But, alas, life has a way of intruding. One day when the old man is among the townspeople, Shuar Indians bring along a dead fair-haired gringo.

The fat major immediately claims the Shuar killed him, sliced the white man's neck with a machete. Ah, a killer on the loose! Thus begins the tale. But not a word more about the unfolding journey into the jungle. And then the old man hit on one novel where he found what he was really after, a love story containing love everywhere, where the characters "suffered and mingled love and pain so beautifully that his magnifying glass was awash with tears.

You may ask: What's the title of that very special novel? The Rosary is available via Project Gutenberg. I purposely kept my review brief. View 2 comments. Shelves: favorites , latin-american , boston-book-club. Oh, I must have erased my original review!! This book is one of my favorite books of all times. An absolute gem. Its poignant, beautiful, simple and complex at the same time. You can read it as a simple story, or you can peel the layers, like an onion.

Themes of ecology, love, solitude, exile The most unique of his works, in my opinion. His other novels are mostly thrillers, and entertaining. But this one has a special quality that touches me. Alas, not formatted for the US I love it so much, I include it in one of my courses. And my students love it, even though most of them are younger than the novel.

View all 12 comments. And I dont want to brag, but my boss is ze best! When we started working together, he quickly noticed I always had books kicking around and spent most of my lunch breaks with my nose buried in the pages of my latest read. One day, he handed me some stuff to file, but also a skinny little book.

The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

Unable to return to his previous village, the poor forgive everything but failure, Antonio settles in the village of El Idilio the Idyllget a sense of how this. Honor, tradition, wisdom, all themes in a slight volume that readers will breeze through as danger mounts and admiration for the old man grows. Very nicely done.

Antonio Bolivar Antonio originally moved to the jungle with his wife, Delores. Their relationship is not characterised by passion, with Delores instead suggesting that Those kisses are sinful. She does not manage to survive life in the jungle, dying two years after their arrival of a burning fever.

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Чатрукьян был совсем мальчишка. Ради всего святого, зачем вы это сделали.

Если вы по глупости упадете, то это будет ваша личная глупость, кто бы ни придумал эти ступени. Халохот остановился у одного из окон, расположенных на уровне его плеча, и посмотрел на улицу. Он находился на северной стороне башни и, по всей видимости, преодолел уже половину подъема. За углом показалась смотровая площадка.

Беккер позвонил одному из своих коллег: - Тебе что-нибудь известно об Агентстве национальной безопасности. Это был не первый его звонок, но ответ оставался неизменным: - Ты имеешь в виду Совет национальной безопасности. Беккер еще раз просмотрел сообщение. - Нет.

Консульство этого так не оставит. - Надеюсь. - Месье Клушар.  - Беккер улыбнулся и достал из кармана пиджака ручку.  - Я хотел бы составить официальную жалобу городским властям. Вы мне поможете.

- Да тут несколько тысяч долларов. - Я действую по инструкции, сэр.  - Пилот повернулся и скрылся в кабине. Дверца за ним захлопнулась. Беккер спустился вниз, постоял, глядя на самолет, потом опустил глаза на пачку денег в руке. Постояв еще некоторое время в нерешительности, он сунул конверт во внутренний карман пиджака и зашагал по летному полю. Странное начало. Он постарался выкинуть этот эпизод из головы.

May 21, - In that two canoes were approaching, and one of them looked out the head of a blond man, who is know in the next chapters. CHAPTER TWO.

Беккер перевел свои Сейко на местное время - 9. 10 вечера, по местным понятиям еще день: порядочный испанец никогда не обедает до заката, а ленивое андалузское солнце редко покидает небо раньше десяти. Несмотря на то что вечер только начинался, было очень жарко, однако Беккер поймал себя на том, что идет через парк стремительным шагом. Голос Стратмора в телефонной трубке звучал еще настойчивее, чем утром. Новые инструкции не оставляли места сомнениям: необходимо во что бы то ни стало найти канадца.

Похоже, она от меня не отвяжется. И он решил не реагировать на сообщение. ГЛАВА 79 Стратмор спрятал пейджер в карман и, посмотрев в сторону Третьего узла, протянул руку, чтобы вести Сьюзан за. - Пошли.

А может быть, он даже запустит их на черный рынок… рынок международного терроризма. Нуматака улыбнулся. Похоже, он снискал благословение - шичигосан. Скоро Нуматек станет единственным обладателем единственного экземпляра Цифровой крепости.

Даже если файл Танкадо будет прочитан прямо сейчас, это все равно будет означать, что АНБ идет ко дну. С такими темпами шифровалка сумеет вскрывать не больше двух шифров в сутки.

Вопреки правилам он часто проникал в шифровалку в уик-энд, чтобы на мощнейших компьютерах погонять программу, над которой работал. - Вот хочу попробовать сделать кое-какую перенастройку да проверить электронную почту, - сказал Хейл. Он смотрел на нее с нескрываемым любопытством.

 - Что ты сказала. Чем ты занята.

Куда ты девал мои бутылки? - угрожающе зарычал парень. В его ноздрях торчала английская булавка. Беккер показал на бутылки, которые смахнул на пол. - Они же пустые. - Пустые, но мои, черт тебя дери. - Прошу прощения, - сказал Беккер, поворачиваясь, чтобы уйти. Парень загородил ему дорогу.

Теперь его снова одолевали те же подозрения. Нуматака решил, что ему необходима дополнительная информация. Выскочив из кабинета, он повернул налево по главному коридору здания Нуматек. Сотрудники почтительно кланялись, когда он проходил мимо.

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