This was taken in Puerto Maldonado, on the Rio Madre de Deus in the Amazon basin. Start by marking “The Old Man Who Read Love Stories” as Want to Read: Error rating book. From the book jacket: An old man lives in a village on the Nangaritza River. The idyllic life of Antonio is complicated by the constantly sweating village mayor (variously referred to as ‘the fat man’ or Slimey Toad) and an unforgiving ocelot. A short little jewel of a book that I waas completely transported by. Refresh and try again. Some may find it excesively simplistic: the good guys are good, the bad guys are bad; but I do not think this is a bad thing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The description of the exotic Amazon sceneries are exquisite. Once I get to a couple more of his works I'm sure Sepulveda will have already gained a place among my. We’d love your help. Unable to return to his previous village, “the poor forgive everything but failure,” Antonio settles in the village of El Idilio (the Idyll—get a sense of how th. It intimately describes the relationship of man and nature. It's about an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and realizes that his younger brother Dayindi may try to steal away the youngest wife. Without tenure or jealousy.”, “He often heard that wisdom comes with age, and he waited, trusting that this wisdom would bring him what he most wanted; that ability to guide his memories and not fall into the traps that they often set for him.”, BOTM April The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, Contemporary Romance Rewrites 'Pride and Prejudice' with an Astrological Twist. (2001). And this is a great example on how to do it right. Moby Dick of the jungle. This is a story of the jungle, green hell and Eden; of the Shuar Indians, who know how to live in harmony with it; of the machines and settlers and gold prospectors and gringos who … I would love to read more by Sepúlveda, who died in April 2020 from COVID-19.

To see what your friends thought of this book. I agree with 28% of the raters who also gave the novella 5 stars. The nitpick data on life on the Amazon is also very interesting and even tough I guess the pro-nature message could be considered preachy it at least seems sincere and justified. I didn't connect to the story and the end had no meaning to me. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published This is how you make a book that is just an experience to read. by Mariner Books. It shows how reading fulfils a certain, inevitable need of man even in the most unlikely situation. It is one of the last books I needed to complete my “equator-challenge”, to read a book from every country on the equator, this time Equador. I think there is a place for novels with clear-cut morals, in moderation, and done right. The Old Man is a strong-minded, likeable character who attempts to navigate different worlds he belongs to. A very nice book. Luis Sepúlveda was a Chilean writer, film director, journalist and political activist. His insights about the natural world and non-human anima. It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. They got married when they were 13 years old and sadly she dies from malaria. 4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

A found this to be a charming and intense read. Aside from having one of the best titles ever, this novella is quite captivating and painted a vivid picture of life in the Amazon jungle. The screenplay is beautiful and the movie really flows, it's not contrived . How sad that I did not know of him. A comedy in the Charlie Chaplin / Buster Keaton tradition. This book was recommended to me by a friend and I went in with extremely low expectations so I was surprised when it turned out quite decent. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary », We all live on the same planet, under one sun which nurtures and renews our unique and common hopes for the future.