Red April (Abril rojo) is the English translation from Spanish of a whodunit novel by Santiago Roncagliolo, published in and was awarded the Alfaguara. “Abril Rojo” by Santiago Roncagliolo. Premio Alfaguara de Novela ed. Alfaguara, Spain. Review by Victoria. I read this book as my contribution to Global Reading Challenge (South America) Roncagliolo, S. Abril Rojo () Santillana Ediciones.

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Retrieved July 27, The illustration depicts a view of Machu Picchu. Five October and December releases by women review Despite the first murder in the beginning, things get even more difficult and mysterious during the elections and the Holy A truly amazing book that is suspenseful to the end and that has several mysteries going on together for which the reader has to wait for closure.

A last comment that I would almost forget is that the end of the book seem to pail a bit compared with the previous part. Set during Holy Week in Peru, Red April is a chilling political thriller that explor Associate District Prosecutor Felix Chacaltana Saldivar does everything by-the-book, he is organised and knowledgeable on the laws of the land but this tends to rub people the wrong way.

He had already submitted thirty-six requisitions and kept the signed receipts for all of them. Su novela Pudor Alfaguara, ha sido llevada al cine. Tan cerca de la vida 3. Roncagliolo’s writing has the reader totally engrossed and fully involved in the story and the place.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If the plot is at times a little too clunky and contrived to zip through on that basis alone, where this book wins is in its extraordinarily vibrant social, political and cultural history of the country eojo runs alongside. Prosecutor Felix Chacaltana Saldivar is a boring pedantic minor bureaucrat who has returned rjo Lima to the town of his birth.


This is a tense, political thriller set during Holy Week that Roncagliolo used his own country’s recent war with the Shining Path guerrillas as material.

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At first, since Latin American and Hispanic literature is currently so bereft or real talent, the prospect of an intellectually stimulating police novel roncaglioolo stirring.

Freya Stark 7 years ago. Quotes by Santiago Roncagliolo. One cannot help but compare him to his more famous Peruvian colleague, Mario Vargas Llosa but Roncagliolo has a different style which stands on his own. Do Not Delete Posts Dec 01, Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references.

Santiago Roncagliolo (Author of Abril rojo)

If he has even lived in Latin America, he certainly has no idea how things are there. You get used to the pain of losing them and simply try to avoid roojo one of the empty chairs that keep multiplying in the dining rooms.

Translated by Edith Grossman, Roncagliolo’s writing, pacing and plot make Red April a book that is difficult to put down I read it in less than 24 hours. Return to Book Page.

Red April is a superb reading. Science Fiction Odyssey, Too 1 week ago. The Pulp Jungle 3 years ago.

No one can win it. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. This novel is well-written, with captivating passages and creative imagery. Want to Read saving…. He files reports that are never read, he makes daily requisitions for the same items, he believes in the letter of the law.

Second book I’ m reading by him, I liked it a lot and it wont be the last. Abril Rojo Santillana Ediciones. It has nice characters, and behind a very interesting plot we can identify social and political background.

The brutality of the crime suggests the possible implication of the terrorist group Shinning Path. A comparison with Llosa would be unfair at the time, he has quite light writing style and not that deep as Llosa, but he is very young and talented and the future is in front of him. You were in Lima, after all, while your people were dying. Despite the first murder in the beginning, things get even more difficult and mysterious during the elections and the Holy Week.


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The War of the End of the World. He read the page again, erased a tilde, and added a comma in black ink. As someone tells Chacaltana: Thus, he reports that the 1, residents of a village can’t remember where the individual who found the burned body was because they were as drunk as he during a three-day festival. Many of the things that happened to him, happened to me.

Refresh and try again. Retrieved from ” https: This is the Third World depicted in all its corrupt, feckless venality and it’s no surprise it’s where a revolutionary ideology sought to sweep everything away and revive the soul of its ground-down people. Notify me of new posts via email. Only Mario Vargas Llosa’s novels. A few thoughts regarding the tempests surrounding Scott Bakker’s writing and blog posts. Set during Holy Week in Peru, Red April is a chilling political thriller that explores a twisted murder and a morally bankrupt government.

What the Birthday Squirrel Bought for Me in You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. In he was chosen by the British magazine Granta as one of 22 best writers in Spanish under 35 years.