Reviews - What do customers think about El señor presidente?
This is a review of EL Presidente May 10, 2008
The reason that I picked up this reading is that I was told that this was an excellent portrayal of Latin American dictators. In terms of content and substance, I don't know if it is accurate. However, from the aesthetic point of view, the book is full of disgusting images and negativity that wastes anybody's reading time. In my view, it is impossible to create a work of art out of depressive images, sad emotions and vulgar language. I could not wait until I was able to throw this book down my trash chute. Hope this helps anyone who would think of wasting their valuable time on this piece of trash.
This edition is an abridgement. . . Jun 2, 2007
1 star = this site's publication information 5 star = the novel itself.
This edition is an abridgement of the original novel. Be warned: there is no indication in this site's publication info that this is an abridgement, except for the page count (120 pages).
This edition is a good tool for those learning Latin American Spanish.
Again the Santillana Edition is not the full novel.
Un libro sumamente interesante de leer. Sep 26, 1998
Este libro menciona las mas duras cualidades de una presidencia. Ademas incluye experiencias propias para darle mas poder a las descripciones que el autor hace. Incluso, el autor se pone dentro de la novelas para darle mayor fuerza a lo que esta escribiendo porque el ha vivido esos momentos de angustias y dolor. Lo recomiendo de verdad. Ademas es un libro que no debe de faltar en su biblioteca.
An astounding novel of human misery and triumph Jul 5, 1998
I read this great book by Miguel Angel Asturias a few years ago. It is set in the beautiful yet corrupt country of Guatemala, where justice is rarely done. The book is masterfully written by Guatemala's best know author and nobel prize winner, Miguel Angel Asturias. I definitely recomend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining and revealing look at Guatemala's former political and social situation, one that can still be seen in many countries of the world.