Don't read this is my advice. De alguna manera, el factor de realismo se pierde y se hace algo obvio que es Allende la que finge ser Maya escribiendo, y no Maya escribiendo. I got to Venezuela in 1975, and—yeah, the beginning of 1975. Aubyn gave me something marvelously tactile, while Allende offers only lazy cliché. This is in part due to a chaotic narrative that attempts to do too much. This is Maya's story but it is also the story of Nini and Popo her grandparents and Manuel, Nini's Chilean friend.
However, the story was chaotic at times and a bit melodramatic. And she appears young and beautiful with twins, two twin girls. Then, when she is not telling us about all that, she is talking about the magical place she is living in. Maya Vidal is of course an unusual young woman. She turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime, eventually bottoming out in Las Vegas. The backdrop of both Las Vegas and Chile is excellently captivated by the author into the canvas of her story, where the readers will see a rather dark side of the glittery, sparkly, rich, gambling capital, Las Vegas in contrast to Chile, where the cool and the dry weather with a serene landscape will soothe the minds and the hearts of the readers. So the kids are protesting.
عند الانتهاء من أكثر من ٤٠٠ صفحة ذكرتني إيزابيل بمقولة عند الشعب في كوبا فالكوبيّون كانوا يقولون إنّ كاسترو إذا أراد أن يقول شيئاً يتحدث ست ساعات كي لا يقول شيئاً. Popo, Maya's grandfather, is an African American astronomer and professor--a gentle man whose solid, comforting presence helps calm the turbulence of Maya's adolescence. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. However, the story was chaotic at times and a bit melo A young woman I am not sure that Isabel Allende can pull off a young and contemporary voice who loses her way after the death of her beloved grandfather lands in her grandmother's native Chile. The book was published in Spanish in September of 1982.
Would recommend Maya's Notebook to both reader's of previous Allende books and also those who are new to this wonderful writer. Her ordeals are eloquently and graphically portrayed. How do you protect them from drugs, from crime, from violence, pornography, any pervert that can approach them in the Internet? Maya's Notebook is a ' I adore Isabelle Allende. So January, it is a good time. Told in the first person narrative, Maya, writes in her journal and alternates between past and present all the while recounting what has brought her to this point. The only thing I could hear after half an hour was this dreadful monotonous voice.
So the grandparents raise Maya. And now the young people are protesting, because now they have something to bounce against. She's an alcoholic, an addict and deeply involved with a criminal gang. And this is what happens to Maya, she ends up with all the problems our parents warn us about. What I liked best about the book is the way Isabel Allende takes to you to Chiloe, an island off the coast of Chili, a place she knows and you can tell loves so much. I will say that Allende does give them all distinct personalities and they do feel like real people, so points for characterization.
There are many others places mentioned in this novel. A real adventure with drugs, fraud, counterfeit money and an amazing collection of people centred on a young woman from a very unusual family. Audiobook reader Maria Cabezas does a terrific job -- but it sure would have been nicer if she'd known how to pronounce South American yerba mate, which is mispronounced several times. In quick order, she moves from drug use, to a brief time in a cartoonishly incompetent rehab center, to escape, rape, street life and prostitution. There is also a ghost who pops up here and there and is treated with a certain earnestness, but there are no grand, obviously magical gestures. Donde tengo mi objecion con el libro, es que Allende una vez mas introduce los hechos ocurridos durante y despues del golpe de estado que destituyo al Presidente Allende y puso a cargo del pais una dictadura militar.
Drugs abuse, underage alcohol drinking, flesh market, rape and so many criminal acts conducted by a teenager and how the drug market grows with the help of some runaway teenagers who have destroyed their lives while trying to live dependently on drugs. I went to the funeral, and I was standing right behind the Swedish ambassador, almost holding his jacket, because I knew that if all the soldiers that were aligned along the road were going to shoot, they were not going to shoot the ambassador. I thought that he had invited me because he wanted to be interviewed by me. Allende is a disciple of love. Come in tutti i libri di Isabel Allende che ho letto, anche qui ci sono donne forti, amanti della libertà e della giustizia. Allende doesn't let her off the hook for her bad behavior, but she does treat her with compassion, showing how hard it is for the girl to imagine repairing the ties she has severed.
Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. كنت أختلس نصف ساعة يوميًا لأقرأ ما لا يزيد عن 30 صفحة من دفتر مايا! She does not detail the occurrences that led up to the takeover, the state of the country, the economy in shambles, the scarcity of food, our social, economic and civil disastrous experiment causing a total and complete meltdown for the country. It would have been his imagination or whatever, but he was saved by the memory of his sister. What unravels is a tale of how Maya made pretty much every wrong decision it was possible to make. Though not for a while. When her Nini goes into her own grieving depression Maya is alone for the first time in her life.
But the writing is still all Allende: driven by emotion. In her world, love wears down dictators, heals the sick, surprises the hopeless, renders life magical. And did you go there to do your research? The pacing is fast, as the story jumps from one scene to another with its proper descriptions. The author has captured the Chilean culture, religion, the demeanor of its citizen, the climate, the language as well as the flora quite vividly that will instantly transport the readers into such a charming island. Maya is an evolving character, who in the beginning will project someone as reckless and extremely impulsive, thereby facing a lot of near-death problems and scenarios, but she luckily escapes those to Chile, where her transition begins and the readers will be introduced to a Maya who is understanding, calm and compassionate. This is where she learns about herself, about her family, about the stories and those childhood days that her grandmother rarely talked about and also a lot about a community that is so kind, peaceful, forgiving and happy.