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Historia secreta de Costaguana (Spanish) Hardcover – 1 Jan 2007

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Alfaguara (Jan. 2007)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8420471283
  • ISBN-13: 978-8420471280
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.4 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,785,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Acabo de leer este libro, y me encantó. No sé nada de los obras de Conrad, ni de la historia de Panamá, pero me parecen facinantes, y voy a leer más de este autor, y también de la historia de esta región.
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5.0 out of 5 stars un libro excelente 20 Jun. 2013
By Ana Gonzalez - Published on Amazon.com
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Es un libro bien investigado que descubre la historia de la separacion de Panama a comienzos del S. XX. Vasquez es un excelente narrador. El personaje central cuenta en primera persona los sucesos que llevaron a Panama a separarase de Colombia, las vicisitudes de la construccion del canal y relaciona todo con la presencia de Joseph Conrad alguna vez en la costa colombiana. A la vez es quien le da los datos a Conrad para construir su gran novela Nostromo. Ficcion?
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5.0 out of 5 stars I like Vasquez in general and Historia secreta de Costaguana in particular 3 Dec. 2012
By Eliahu Stern - Published on Amazon.com
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Historia secreta de Costaguana has all the ingredients of a book that I like - a broad historical background, an interesting plot, a clear realistic style and above all a good dose of irony.

It is the third book of Vasquez that I have read and I am waiting for his new novels.

He joined Saramago and Camus as one of my favorite writers
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente lectura 11 Aug. 2014
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Nadie como Juan Gabriel Vásquez para reflejar en una exquisita prosa lo que fueron los acontecimientos que se vivieron en Colombia y Panamá en la época de la independencia de Panamá de Colombia. Una novela breve, amena, interesante y aguda. Excelente lectura.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Historia secreta de Costaguana 31 Oct. 2012
By Joe - Published on Amazon.com
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The interesting part of the book dealt with the building of the Panama Canal - despite tremendous political, technical and public health setbacks. The tiresome part was the implausibility of the main character -- how did he live but never have a job? The protagonist is really one of those people who think, mistakenly, that everything is about them. In fact he, like most narcissists, is dull an morally repellent.
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