The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll has ratings and reviews. Fionnuala said: I usually tell people that I met Maqroll the ‘Gaviero’ for. Spanish Empresas y Tribulaciones de Maqroll el Gaviero) is a compilation of novellas by Colombian author Álvaro Mutis. First published as a two-volume. Maqroll’s creator, the Colombian Álvaro Mutis, died last year at the age of 90 in Mexico City after a long career as a television executive, poet.

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We get staccato bursts of scene with minimal set-up: In Decembermy good friend Benvolio di Adelaido introduced me to him, but not without a noticeable hesitation. Awaking from an interlude of indolence and fatigue, Maqroll and his maqrol, Ilona decide to set up shop in Panama City.

In this way, Against the Day is very much of a piece with his previous books. Hunter Tolbert rated it liked it Feb 04, The presence of danger, unspecified but obvious, plunged him into an all too familiar state of mind: So, Maqroll, my Maqroll, can be albaro little secret. This is a tale of high adventure, a thriller with a cast of colorful characters.

The first novella was the best so far. It’s a man’s book, IMHO.

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll

View all 3 comments. Are those crates loaded with railroad equipment or something highly illegal and maybe even dangerous? In The Snow of the AdmiralMaqroll muses: All new faces — just the way he likes it. It isn’t as bad as “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, but still there are always some resemblances. Never a totally satisfying or pleasant experience but Maqroll knows the drill only too well — either cooperate or in all likelihood lose your freedom or even your life.

It’s often quite fun, actually. I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Tatiana de la Tierra, Univ. View all 6 comments. I read and reread this book many times.


Maqroll is an anti-hero always in the margins of society, always traveling from port to port, meeting people in an underworld of brothels and bars. Chandler Groover rated it liked it Aug 05, Such passion for literature, Gaveiro Rojas! Santiago Malvido rated it liked it Aug 12, The caravan exhausts its meaning by merely maqrolo from place to place. No money exchanged, Maqroll simply kicks her out and goes down to pay a visit to the concierge.

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Sontag, “A story is always a rescuing operation. Nov 18, Juan Hidalgo rated it liked it. He likewise does the panoramic chronicle well, but for vast stretches of Against the Dayhe seems to abandon everything in between. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It’s marvelous; aovaro are reviews which detail plot and character to be had gavoero and elsewhere, I can do no better nor can I marshal a desire to do so; this book means too much to me to pick it and put it in summary, it must be experienced raw and unguided.

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That’s the ostensible reason that I’m beginning this review at the half-way mark. Bound by a naive but endearing code of honor, they zoom maqeoll in their airship seeking to set everything right. Again, you really do need to have a stomach for windy descriptions to tolerate this seven hundred page epic, but it’s worth it so far I came into this book looking for the same peach-colored richness I secretly desire whenever I inadvisedly zlvaro a fruity mixed drink at a bar; as so often happens during said fruity-drink orderings, I got about halfway through and realized that I was neither drunk nor particularly satisfied by the bland mango-and-lemon-rind taste.

As a matter of fact, it just consists out of small, random and mufis sometimes very absurd, events memories and dreams. He gets a day in the cooler for his impertinence, though his curious admission is in some ways more revealing than the information on his forged Cypriot passport.

Danielle Elliott rated it liked it Feb 09, What other items do customers buy maqdoll viewing this item? A compilation of seven wonderful novels that make up the saga of the great, wandering protagonist Gaviero. Apr 04, J. Follow the routes plowed by worn, melancholy vessels…Deny all shores. This hard work shows; unfortunately, it also generates high expectations, which are not met by the other pieces.


Impossible to understand why Alvaro Mutis’ novels are out of print. His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes amqroll the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships and unlooked-for love affairs make him a Don Quixote for our day, driven from one place to another by a restless and irre Maqroll the Gaviero the Lookout is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years.

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It took me forever to read because this is a book that requires immersion, so it’s not a book that can be picked up, read 20 pages, then set down again.

Maqroll the Gaviero the Lookout is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years. The other day I heard him say something that astounded me: His vision of the human journey on earth is even more ascetic and bitter than the one he reveals in his ordinary dealings with people.

You have “a serene acceptance of adversity” and, as you say, “a fatal tendency to interpret the law in my own way. They are, in a word, feckless, and much of the drift of the novel as a whole is their drift, across continents and years My personal enjoyment in the reading diminished as I progressed. With Amirbar, another issue I had was that the descriptions of the journey up to the mine were very similiar to the descriptions of the journey up the mountain in “Un bel morir”.