The Dancer and the Thief is a film directed by Fernando Trueba, produced in Spain and filmed in Chile. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by author Antonio Skármeta, winner of the Premio Planeta de Novela award in . The Dancer and the Thief. Spanish: El Baile de la Victoria. Directed by, Fernando. El Baile De La Victoria by Antonio Skarmeta, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. El Baile de La Victoria by Antonio Skarmeta, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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I didn’t find the characters as interesting, unique or likeable Vergara Gray was probably my favorite, but it felt like the bottom dropped out of his character development about halfway throughthe plot was somewhat wandering and aimless suiting the characters, I suppose? Some others have commented on the ending. However if I had to recommend a book by him, this would have been “The postman” which is a really good book! Although the translator handled the small nuances well, those are the sorts of things that I tend to appreciate most in the original language.
When I first finished the book, I felt this way, but on reflecting on the conclusion, I fe I liked the lyrical language and descriptive pieces, especially the short chapter where Angel is riding the horse. It wasn’t terrible, just not my kind of novel.
I think it was how vividly the characters and their emotions and thoughts were described. From to he served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany.
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The ending was a let-down and I couldn’t get invested in any of the characters. Apart from that, maybe because of the overall more gritty and hopeless funny that this was much more despondent in character than Dias del Arcoiris! You know, one where I recognized the streets, the monuments, the foods, the coloqialities, etcetera. Not to mention that most of these are not sweet, romantic little scenes, but rather pretty icky ones, which I realized even just from skimming over them.
Angel, a year-old just released from prison, has nothing, except for a grand robbery plan created by an expert thief in prison, and his adoration of Don Nico. This is not my type of book at all, but I loved baioe anyway. Sep 11, Elizabeth Alaska rated it really liked it. The dancer and the thief skarmwta the kind of novel that almost any reader will like.
La trama gira en torno a Victoria Ponce, hija de un profesor asesinado en dictadura como fue el caso de M. And Angel wants to him to return to his days as an expert thief to victotia off a grand robbery. It’s a plot driven suspense novel with a bit of a love story thrown in for good measure.
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And it was marvelous fun every time I read about a Santiago commonthing to point at the page and go “ohhh, I know that! Glielo ha descritto, e donato, un amico carcerato, troppo vecchio per portarlo avanti. Aug 19, Suzanne rated it did not like it. Jul 11, Lacey rated it did not like it Shelves: Jul 22, Kelsey rated it liked it Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about The Dancer and the Thief.
Apr 07, Hannah rated it it was ok. It’s probably clear by now that this left me underwhelmed, but I’m still holding out hope that I’ll like some of the remaining Skarmeta books I’ve yet to read. Off laa for American readers. Return to Book Page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It grew on me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. At first I loved it, then half way through I really wasn’t not enjoying it.
Skarmeta is a dl writer and he uses nice sense of humor at times. View all 6 comments. Feb 18, Harriet rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
The Dancer and the Thief
With prisons vivtoria in Chile, the president declares a general amnesty for all nonviolent criminals. Open Preview See a Problem? The whole thing felt under-done, partially because it seemed like Skarmeta was re-using character prototypes from El Cartero and just sketching out the shadows of those from Dias del Arcoiris Vergara Gray for Bettini, Victoria for Patricianone of whom were really fully realized or sympathetic.
The main characters are an experienced and very talented thief and a young thief who wants to learn from him and work with him. I agree with Marv, it starts off well then becomes tedious.
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A few too many sex scenes, and although young love is involved, some were tender and passionate, yet some of the other descriptions I felt were crude. Also, there’s the very good chance that, if I read this in Spanish, I might not have realized how much sex there was in this. Not to mention that most of these are not sweet, romantic little scenes, but rather pretty viictoria ones, which I realized even just from skimming over them.
Norton Company first published I think it was how vividly the characters and their emotions and thoughts were described. Vicoria hope it will encourage me to pay attention to when such possibilities are right in pa own hands. Jan 14, A. Strangely enough, in all my 18 years as an avid reader or skarmetx like 15, to be fair to my analphabet babyhood I had never read a book as utterly Chilean as this one. Three quarters of the way I began to like it again, buuut I did not like the ending.