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El Pintor de Batallas (The Painter of Battles: A Novel) (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

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Faulques, a war photographer, witnessed most of the wars of the end of the 20th Century, but he was never able to capture the photo that would explain the chaos of the universe. Now, as continues to try to understand it, he starts painting a grand circular fresco on the inside wall of a tower on the Mediterranean, disturbed by the memories of a woman he can never forget, and an unexpected visit: a man who wants to kill him. Description in Spanish: En una torre junto al Mediterrneo, en busca de la foto que nunca pudo hacer, un antiguo fotgrafo de guerra pinta un gran fresco circular en la pared: el paisaje intemporal de una batalla. Lo acompaan en la tarea un rostro que regresa del pasado para cobrar una deuda mortal, y la sombra de una mujer desaparecida diez aos atrs. En torno a esos tres personajes, Arturo Prez-Reverte ha escrito la ms intensa y turbadora historia de su larga carrera de novelista. Deslumbrante de principio a fin, El pintor de batallas arrastra al lector, subyugado, a travs de la compleja geometra del caos del siglo XXI: el arte, la ciencia, la guerra, el amor, la lucidez y la soledad, se combinan en el vasto mural de un mundo que agoniza.



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Studio: Alfaguara
Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 5, 2006
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  9870403409  
ISBN13  9789870403401  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Arturo Perez-Reverte is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Club Dumas, The Flanders Panel, and the Captain Alatriste series. A retired war journalist, he lives in Madrid and is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy."

Arturo Perez-Reverte currently resides in Cartagena. Arturo Perez-Reverte was born in 1951.

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Insoportable  Feb 5, 2008
Hay dos Arturos Pérez-Reverte: uno que tiene la disciplina del periodista investigativo, y que siempre se preocupa por recabar detalles enciclopedísticos, técnicos y prácticos, para hacer una trama creíble.
Y luego está el otro Pérez-Reverte, dado a los devaneos introspectivos totalmente insoportabes y pretensiosos, que no aportan absolutamente nada a la trama y que el lector se ve obligado a saltear o leer de corrido.

Arturo I brilla en "La Reina del Sur" (excepto durante un interludio de casi 100 páginas en el que Arturo II, el gemelo maligno, se hace cargo y la novela agoniza). Arturo I nos brinda buenos momentos en la serie del capitán Alatriste, "La tabla de Flandes" y "El Maestro de Esgrima", porque logra mantener a Arturo II a raya.

Lamentablemente, "El pintor de batallas" está totalmente dominada por Arturo II. En las primeras 250 páginas no pasa una maldita cosa.
Y las únicas intervenciones de Arturo I son para decirnos qué pintores el protagonista intenta imitar, o qué marca de óleo usa para sus pinturas.
Ciertamente una falta de respeto al lector.

 
Estatico es la palabra que mejor lo describe  Mar 31, 2007
Debido a que vivo en Bruselas not tengo la oportunidad de leer mucho en espanol, sin embargo trato por lo menos de acercarme a uno o dos libros en mi idioma natal por ano. Este no fue una buena eleccion!
Arturo, presenta la historia de un Pintor atormentado por su vida como fotografo de guerras pasadas, el cual solo piensa en el amor perdido y utiliza su arte para huir de la realidad que ahora lo rodea. Para tratar de poner un poco de " color " en la historia Arturo incluye a un Croata loco que busca asesinar al Pintor, por puras estupideces....Definitivamente un libro estatico, sin mas drama que el cual puede fabricarse con muchas y muchas palabras vacias...
 
El Pintor del siglo XX  Jan 7, 2007
El PINTOR DE BATALLAS es un libro muy interesante si se quiere estudiar, mas alla de lo sabido, la violencia de nuestra epoca.

Es un libro que revela cuan mala es la guerra y la violencia y como afecta a todos a su alrededor. La busqueda del hombre mutilado por la guerra y el encuentro final consigo mismo. Es una narracion filosofica, social, y politica. Recomiendo este libro por todos los aspectos que indaga. No es para lectores que buscan pasar un buen tiempo o leer una aventura bonita.
 
El pintor de batallas  Jul 21, 2006
Nunca antes había leído a Arturo Pérez Reverte. Muchas personas insisten en que lea sus novelas de aventuras. La mayorían me recomiendan "La piel del tambor".
Yo he empezado por "El pintor de batallas", porque me lo regalaron. Me ha parecido un libro altamente pretencioso, poco madurado, precipitado, de una verborrea huera. Demasiadas palabras para tan poco que decir. Párrafos y párrafos de reflexión autocomplacida, reflejo de una realidad más ansiada que imaginada.
Hacía tiempo que un libro no me había provocado tanta repulsa. Aunque, por otro lado, el alucine de que un autor tan aclamado pudiera haber escrito esto, me mantuvo muy entretenida. Desde las primeras páginas, me llevó la curiosidad de ver hasta dónde el autor podría llevar el fantasmeo del reportero de guerra.
 
A mix of war and destruction  May 20, 2006
I have read this book straight through. It makes you wander in a landscape that is not entertaining: its main themes are war, cruelty, evil, misery, poverty,... Dark scenes and certain sentences will not surprise you if you have read Perez-Reverte's books and articles in the newspapers. He tells very hard and painful stories that are not really new, because he has told them many times before.
Arturo Perez-Reverte was born in Cartagena, Spain, in november of 1951. Cartagena is an ancient Mediterranean city full of memories of Carthaginian and Roman wars. Nowadays he is a writer full-time. But in the past, he was a war reporter for twenty one years (1973-1994). He worked in newspapers, on the radio and TV. He has been in many wars from Cyprus and Lebanon to the Malvinas (Falkland for you) through Sahara or Tunis. His latest wars were the Rumanian revolution (1989-90), Mozambique (1990), the First Gulf War (1990-91), Croatia (1991) and Bosnia (1992-93-94). And all this experiences had come through the terrible crucible of memory to this short and painful story of this "painter of battles".
I think I have read nearly all Perez-Reverts's books. He is tough, harsh, honest, and makes good use of Spanish language. I like him, although he is not my favourite writer. As a woman, I dislike his feminine characters: just gorgeous chicks that must be very beautiful, clever, cultivated and accomplished, they speak several languages, are very elegant and misterious,... These women are able to spend a whole evening talking about a rare Italian painting. And that's great, but real women are not like that, and real women are not useful for this writer, they are not good enough, not even to have sex with them, and you can read it in this book. Sorry, but beautiful ladies and hard stallions are the matter romance novels are made of! I am not looking for that in a Perez-Reverte's book.
In the end, I think Perez-Reverte made a mistake with the genre: this should have been a play, or a movie: a couple of tough men exchanging solemns sentences, full of references, of silent moments to let the terrible stories impress you.
It is worth reading it, and it's one of the easiest to read and understand for those who have not Spanish as his mother tongue. I highly recommend it.
 

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